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Dementia Advisor

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Dementia Advisor will act as an expert resource providing specialist advice and support to colleagues, clients and carers.

Working collaboratively across a range of multi-disciplinary services and agencies.

To become a named contact for clients and carers following assessment and diagnosis at the memory clinic.

To deliver evidence-based holistic care to clients within the context of multidisciplinary and multi-agency services.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will comply with Professional Guidelines and Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB policies and procedures, and be accountable for their own professional actions.
  • Supervising and advising junior staff who are engaged with service users on their caseload. This may include:
  • Maintaining patients at home for as long as is feasibly possible (where deemed appropriate).
  • Timely review of cases in the community to prevent secondary care admission.
  • Assisting in the co-ordination of services for housebound patients or those in care homes.
  • Advising junior staff on appropriate management strategies.

The post holder will also contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures within their sphere of responsibility and where appropriate research, clinical audit and service evaluation.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached in the supporting documents or please click apply now to view in trac.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • oRegistered degree level qualification
  • oTeaching/Training qualification.
  • oMentorship qualification.
Experience Essential
  • oSignificant post registration clinical experience of managing patients with Dementia and associated clinical conditions. (5)
  • oExperience of participating in clinical audit.
  • oExperience of working alongside multi-disciplinary teams and other disciplines.
  • oExperience of primary and community mental health working.
  • oExperience of supervising and developing junior staff.
  • oExperience of leading change or new initiatives or other service development.
  • oExperience of liaising with a wide range of health care professionals, social services, and other organisations such as the Independent Care Sector.
  • oExperience of working in the community
Knowledge Essential
  • oAbility to demonstrate sound clinical knowledge and awareness of current evidence base relevant to the area of practice
  • oKnowledge of safeguarding procedures for children and adults
  • oKnowledge of Clinical Governance and its application in practice.
  • oSound working knowledge of the legal and policy framework underpinning mental health service provision e.g. Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act, National Service
  • oKnowledge of KSF and its application in the context of annual appraisals and personal development plans.
  • oAbility to carry out the full range of duties required of the post which will include travel around various community sites and visiting/treating patients in their own home environment.
  • oBe able to demonstrate a positive and caring attitude to all patients, relatives and members of staff in a calm and professional manner

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