Admiral Nurse

West London NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa plus HCAS
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Cognitive Impairment and Dementia service in and Admiral Nurse role. The Admiral Nurse will provide:
  • Specialist bio-psychosocial assessment and support for people with dementia and families with complex needs
  • Facilitation of education and training for staff in the delivery of evidence-based dementia care
  • Clinical leadership with policy development and quality improvements in relation to dementia care
  • Consultancy to other health and social care professionals regarding dementia

The post holder will be expected to maintain an up to date and in depth knowledge of policy and practice developments.

Main duties of the job

Leading, delivering and coordinating relationship-centred dementia care within operational areas of West London NHS Trust in order to improve the experience of carers/families affected by dementia with complex needs.

The Older People's Mental Health Service (OPMHS) is a supportive, caring, integrated service where staff work together closely to support our patients and their families. We have strong links with medical teams, Allied Health Professionals, Carers and the local community. We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to changing people's lives. If you share that passion and want to make a difference, then come and join us.

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description Job responsibilities

Post title

Admiral Nurse



Responsible to

Team manager Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Service CIDs

Service Manager CIDs

Responsible for

Leading, delivering and coordinating relationship-centred dementia care within operational areas of West London NHS Trust in order to improve the experience of carers/families affected by dementia with complex needs.

Please refer to the JD and PS for further info

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse (RN/RNMH/RNLD)
  • Commitment to continued professional and practice development through Dementia UK's Admiral Nurse Academy
  • Completion of Dementia UK's Pre Admiral Nurse e-learning course prior to starting in post.
  • Post graduate qualification in dementia/ leadership
  • Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area Completion of student Supervisor Course/equivalent/Practice Educators/
Experience Essential
  • Significant post registration clinical experience of supporting people with dementia and their carers/families
  • completing holistic nursing assessments
  • providing bio-psychosocial interventions
  • facilitating and delivering training/ development of staff
  • working as an autonomous practitioner
  • managing care transitions
  • professional supervision of staff, including staff development, critical companionship, and role modelling
  • audit/evaluation of clinical practice
  • collaborative/multi-agency working
  • Experience in service specific setting
  • Experience of leading/managing a service
  • Experience of supporting practice development/ quality improvement and service evaluation
  • Lived experience of mental health issues/caring for Older person with mental Health difficulties/dementia complex mental health needs/dementia
Knowledge Essential
  • Comprehensive knowledge of interventions specific to service area.
  • Knowledge safeguarding both children and adults and patient safety.
  • To understand key performance indicators and how they relate to team.
  • Knowledge to enable clinical leadership
  • relevant policies/national strategy in relation to dementia care
  • Admiral Nursing and its application
  • evidence based practice in dementia care and practical application within the relevant setting
  • Understanding of local/national skills and competency frameworks
  • Awareness of regional and national policies and procedures in relation to service area.
  • Awareness of research and development in service areas.
  • NICE guidance and governance procedures in relation to patient safety.
Skills Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate the 6 Admiral Nurse competencies: operson-centred care otherapeutic skills otriadic relationship centred working osharing knowledge odelivering best practice ocritical reflective practice
  • Skills to enable clinical leadership, including: ostrong communication skills ogood facilitation/presentation skills oability to influence change oability to act as a decision maker and advocate oexpert clinical practice othe ability to use appropriate information technology, including MS office software to enable efficient service delivery
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills with staff, patients, families, carers and professionals
  • Able to manage a caseload of people with complex mental and physical health needs including dementia
  • Able to establish links with other services and professionals.
  • To remain calm under pressure, to contain others emotional distress and anxiety.
Values and Attributes Essential
  • Ability to build constructive relationships with warmth and empathy
  • Ability to treat families affected by dementia with respect and dignity
  • Working together for people with dementia/ carers
  • Demonstrates compassion and a caring nature
  • Demonstrates a commitment to quality of care
  • Demonstrates integrity and respect
Other Requirements Essential
  • Demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the Care Group and those of the Trust.
  • Can use constructive feedback and openly seeks to review and reflect on self, style and presentation.
  • To demonstrate empathy and compassion towards the needs of individuals and their carers.
  • To treat people with dignity and respect

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