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Admiral Nurse

Job Reference: 378-CK0653

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 HUD OPS Kirklees - Admiral Nurses - 174282
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We’re very proud we were chosen as the ‘best organisation’ in the 2017 Kate Granger awards for compassionate care. We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to work within the Admiral Nurse teamwithin the Kirklees locality of the Calderdale & Kirklees BDU.

The successful applicant will be employed by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust but the Admiral Nurse model & name is the brand of charity Dementia UK and as such we work in partnership with them.

The charity supports the provision of specialist dementia care for family, carers and people with a dementia and has devised the concept of Admiral Nursing for this purpose. It supports the development of Admiral Nurses by providing access to professional and practice development, clinical supervision and a competency framework to promote and maintain excellent standards and specialist skills.

Admiral Nurses are Registered Mental Health Nurses whose hallmark is their specialism in dementia care. Theywork alongside family carers and people living with dementia, in varied community settings. Working collaboratively with other professionals and agencies, Admiral Nursesseek to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers. They use a range of interventions that help people live positively with the condition and develop skills to improve communication and maintain relationships.

There will be a mandatory requirement to study for and successfully complete the relevant post-graduate course for the successful candidate.

This post provides an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and innovative practitioner. You will develop your nursing practice within a community setting and build upon your experience of working in an expanding area of mental health nursing. You will need to be able to work autonomously as well as within a team.

Full UK driving licence and use of own car is essential.

Please contact Michelle McGowan, Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead, for an informal discussion about this opportunity on 01484 343126.

Interview to be held 18th October 2019.

As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644088.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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