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Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead (Dementia Specialist RN)

Job Reference: 384-MB-EMF9627

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
384 498921 DATC
Godalming, Surrey
£41,902 to £47,684 pa incl. HCAS

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older people’s care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than £45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead (Dementia Specialist RN)

Are you passionate about excellence in dementia care?

Band 7 -Initially 2 years fixed-term, secondments welcome- Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

Employer: Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

Location:Guildford and Waverley

About this role

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is working with the charity Dementia UK to establish the first Admiral Nurse service within primary care for Surrey, working across Guildford and Waverley.

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who work with and support families and carers of people living with dementia with complex needs. Admiral Nurses use a range of interventions including practical, clinical, emotional and psychological support to help people live positively with dementia and develop skills to improve communication and maintain relationships.

In his exciting new post, you will be employed by Royal Surrey NHS Trust and based within the Milford Integrated Care Hub (MICH) at Milford Hospital. The role will include, managing and leading the Admiral Nurse team, providing education/training, supporting the best practice of health and social care professionals, providing clinical leadership and case management to people with dementia and their families/carers - all whilst setting-up, developing, maintaining and evaluating a new service.

Dementia UK will support you to maintain and strengthen your clinical and leadership expertise as a specialist Admiral Nurse through regular clinical supervision and practice and professional development opportunities. You will receive support from a consultant Admiral Nurse in the first 6 months in this role to support setting up this new and innovative service. You will become a welcome part of a network of Admiral Nurses and will have the opportunity to access relevant post-graduate training and develop professionally, informed by the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework.

Dementia UK, Royal Surrey NHS Trust and Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System will support a full evaluation of this service to build a case for sustaining the Admiral Nurse team beyond the initial 2-year period.

About you

We are looking for an exceptionally skilled Registered Nurse (adult/mental health/learning disability) with a passion for, and significant demonstrable track record of, providing person-centred and relationship-centred dementia care with a strong sense of advocacy and equalities for this client group.

For further details contact: Ilias Rentoulis, Clinical Service or1483 956427/01483 956428

Please also note that in order to prepare you for becoming an Admiral Nurse, candidates are encouraged to complete the ‘Pre-Admiral Nursing Module’. This could be in advance of the interviews or upon an offer of employment being made. Details about this e-learning can be found on the Dementia UK website under elearning.



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The Royal Surrey is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can be made for any candidates with a disability.


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