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Admiral Nurse - Acute Lead

Job Reference: 229-VW176-107

Wye Valley NHS Trust
Responsive Care
Band 7: £37,570 - £43,772 pa

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider of health care across Herefordshire bringing together acute and community services.

We run The County Hospital in Hereford along with community hospitals in Ross-on-Wye, Leominster and Bromyard, delivering a standard of care we would want for ourselves, our families and friends.

The key principles of Wye Valley NHS Trust are to provide the right care in the right place at the right time... every time.


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Our vision is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we serve and our values are important in our everyday work: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence

Band 7 (full-time) Admiral Nurse - Acute

Wye Valley NHS Trust, Herefordshire

37.5 hours per week

As part of an exciting new service development, Wye Valley NHS Trust is working in partnership with the charity Dementia UK to provide an Admiral Nursing service, supporting families affected by dementia across the acute-community pathway.

We are looking for an exceptional, registered (adult / mental health) nurse with a passion for and experience of, providing person-centred and relationship-centred dementia care. Combining direct work with families with supporting the best practice of health and social care professionals, you will call upon your impressive knowledge of evidence-based bio-psychosocial interventions to improve the experience of carers / families affected by dementia.

The Admiral Nurse will be based in the County hospital and will focus on leading and delivering person-centred dementia care and optimising the outcomes for people with dementia and their carers within the hospital setting, and will undertake line management for the Band 6 community Admiral Nurses who offer an outreach into the community and support families with complex needs at high risk of admission. The Admiral Nurses will work together with a cross-system mindset to ensure that care transitions are well managed, discharge is supportive and effective and carers feel better able to carry on in their caring role.

Dementia UK will support you to maintain and strengthen your clinical expertise as a specialist nurse through monthly clinical supervision and practice and professional development. You will become part of a network of Admiral Nurses, and will have the opportunity to access relevant post-graduate courses and develop professionally, informed by the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework.

For further information, please contact Jen Lovegrove, Business Development Officer, Dementia UK on 07747 372 928 / or Glenda Harris, Lead Nurse Divisional Development at or 07929 503899

All correspondence relating to this vacancy including INVITATIONS TO INTERVIEW WILL BE BY EMAIL ONLY. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. If you have not received an email within 4 weeks of the closing date then assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Please ensure when completing your application form that your references cover the last 3 years and that they are provided by appropriate referees for example not work colleagues but from someone in a position of authority where you have previously worked.

Wye Valley NHS Trust operates a strict No-Smoking policy on-site.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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