Working in partnership with Making Space, AGE UK, Alzheimer's Society Admiral Nurse -Band 6 37.5 hours -Fixed term/Secondment: 12 months
Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who work with and support families and carers of people with dementia. Working collaboratively with other professionals, Admiral Nurses seek to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers. They use a range of interventions to help people live positively with the condition and develop skills to improve communication and maintain relationships.
We are offering a new opportunity to develop your practice within a community setting and to build upon your experience of working in a specialist field. The successful applicant will work within our established team across Doncaster. This service offers support to families and carers of people with dementia. You will carry an active caseload of carers with varying and potentially complex needs at different time points during their caring role, assisting them to develop more confidence and skills in caring, offering support during times of particular stress and transition which can be pre or post diagnosis, or beyond bereavement. You may work with several members of the family where there is more than one carer. Skills in counselling and group work are an advantage in this post. Some conference, teaching and presentation work is part of this role and the post-holder will either have or be prepared to develop these skills.
The team consists of a clinical lead nurse, three Admiral nurses and four dementia advisors. The service is currently based at Forest Gate Day Hospital, Tickhill Road Site, Balby, Doncaster.The Doncaster Admiral service is a partnership working with RDASH, Making Space, AGE UK, Dementia UK and the Alzheimer's Society. We work closely with other Doncaster Stakeholders including GP's, palliative care and Parkinson's service.
You will be supported by Dementia UK through Practice Development, Clinical Supervision and continuing professional development, to maintain excellent standards and specialist skills in dementia care.
Applicants should be a Registered Nurse with appropriate demonstrable dementia care experience, enthusiastic about the needs of carers and able to travel.
For further information please contact Liz Tomlinson on Apply
Interviews to take place on the 10 May 2019.
We reserve the right to close down this advert early should there be a high number of applicants.
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