Description

Admiral Nurse and Dementia Services

Ref: 26479

Location: Harrow Council

Directorate: Resources Services

Contract Type: Fixed Term – Secondment opportunities might be considered subject to your current employer policy.  

Working Hours: 36 hours

Closing Date: 27/09/2021

Interview Dates: week beginning 04/10/2021

Salary Range: £34,545 - £37,350

Overview

Would you like to join us to change the way we deliver frontline services for families affected by dementia? Adopting and pioneering early intervention and Restorative Practice approaches, Dementia Care is changing in Harrow.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Dementia Nurses to join the well-established teams within Harrow Adult Social Care and Harrow Carers as specialist Admiral Nurses in a Fixed Term contract for up to 18 months.

The Admiral Nurse Service, which is a new service for Harrow, will work collaboratively with other professionals and the voluntary sector partners and Dementia UK, through a service collaboration agreement to deliver person-centred support to families and carers of people with dementia across Harrow.  They will deliver evidence based dementia care and a range of therapeutic interventions to help people live positively, develop skills, improve communication and maintain relationships.

You will be employed by the London Borough of Harrow and will work in partnership with Harrow Carers and community and inpatient services across Harrow, focussing particularly on supporting colleagues in primary care. You will be supported by Dementia UK through monthly practice development, clinical supervision and continuing professional development, to maintain excellent standards and specialist skills in dementia care.

This is an opportunity to build your skills and knowledge in a local authority setting and to expand your clinical practice in a rewarding, supportive and forward thinking team.

The primary focus of the Admiral Nurse role is to provide clinical leadership in the delivery of person-centred and relationship-centred dementia care within operational areas of Harrow Council and Harrow Carers to improve the experience of carers/families affected by dementia.

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London Borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

About you

We are looking for a passionate registered nurse with post registration clinical experience of working with people with dementia and their carer’s. We welcome applications from qualified Nurses who are able to show initiative and can support the development of the Admiral Nurse Service to an outstanding standard.

The Successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated experience of working as an autonomous practitioner.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage services.
  • Experience of professional supervision of staff.
  • Experience of audit/ evaluating clinical practice.
  • Experience report writing.
  • Ability to incorporate and demonstrate all of the 6 Admiral Nurse competencies: person-centred care, therapeutic skills, triadic relationship, sharing knowledge, best practice, critical reflective practice at enhanced specialist level.
  • Ability to use a range of therapeutic skills.
  • Effective role-modelling.
  • Collaborative and multi-agency working.

For more information about these roles please contact:

Rekha Boodoo-Lumbus – Senior Admiral Nurse for Harrow. Mobile 07731 591435 email:admiral.nurses@harrow.gov.uk

Jayne Rigg, Head of Adult Governance and Quality Assurance. Mobile:  07562 209355 email: jayne.rigg@harrow.gov.uk

Other information

Support for candidates visit: Harrow.gov.uk 

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Important Note

Our staff are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification applies.

Harrow is committed to making our recruitment practises barrier-free and as accessible as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format please contact us at resourcing@harrow.gov.uk

HARROW REDEPLOYEES WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY CONSIDERATION

We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

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