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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/06/2022.

Admiral Nurse Consultant (Dementia Specialist RN)

Job Reference: 384-MB-EMF10565

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
Godalming, Surrey
£48,971 to £55,064 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 Consultant (Dementia Specialist RN)

Band: Band 8a

Employer: Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

Location: Guildford and Waverley

Contract: Initially 2 years fixed-term, secondments welcome

Hours: 30 hours

In collaboration with Dementia UK, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruit a registered nurse (RN, RNMH, RNLD) with a passion for, and experience of, providing relationship-centred dementia care with a strong sense of advocacy and equalities for this client group to join the Milford Integrated Care Hub and launch a new Admiral Nursing service.

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who work with and support people with dementia and their families who have complex needs. As an Admiral Nurse you will provide specialist one-to-one support, guidance, and practical solutions for families, alongside supporting best practice and providing role modelling across Guildford and Waverley.

As the Band 8a Admiral Nurse Consultant you will be managing the Admiral Nursing team, as well as balancing the clinical caseload for the service, alongside setting-up, developing and evaluating a new service.You will also influence and lead on the delivery of work streams that improve the experience of care for people living with dementia, and their families from pre-diagnosis to post-bereavement.

You will be employed by Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust and based within Milford Integrated Care Hub (MICH) at Milford Hospital. You will work under the direct management of the Clinical Services Manager and will receive ongoing support from Dementia UK to maintain and strengthen your clinical expertise as a specialist nurse within dementia care. You will become part of the wider network of Admiral Nurses and will have the opportunity to access relevant post-graduate courses and develop professionally, as informed by the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework.

The successful applicant will be a NMC registered nurse,with significant post-registration clinical experience of working with people with dementia and supporting their carers/supporters in different settings, including the primary care setting, along with formal knowledge of dementia acquired through clinical post-graduate training/education.

To find out more about the role of an Admiral Nurse, candidates are encouraged to complete Dementia UK’s free online: Pre Admiral Nurse eLearning course. This could be in advance of the interviews or upon an offer of employment being made.

If you consider that you have the skills and abilities to join our exceptional team and would like to discuss the role, please contact:

Annette Coote, Community Divisional Head of Nursing
E: T: 07920 233704
Angela Moore, Consultant Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK

Interviews: 14th July 2022

Please see attached documets for additional information about this role.

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. The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust has a safeguarding policy for both adults and children and is committed to all safeguarding legislation and current standards.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be occasions when we close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. Please submit your application as early as possible to avoid regret. Please check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you during the recruitment process. If you have not heard from us within three weeks after the closing date, this usually means that your application was not successful. In submitting an application, you authorise Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

The Trust aims to treat all applicants fairly in regards to any disclosure of conviction revealed at the application stage. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences. If you currently reside outside of the UK we will require documentary proof of security/police clearance, in English.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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