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Dementia Palliative Care Nurse (RMN)

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Dementia Palliative Care
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
5 months (Fixed term contract or Secondment until 31/03/2022)
Hours
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
Job ref
842-AMB-3304-21
Site
To be negotiated
Town
Derbyshire
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 pa, pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
20/10/2021 23:59

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen, are you passionate about the delivery of high quality palliative care to people living and dying with dementia?

Due to an extension of the pilot (until March 31st 2022), we require an enthusiastic and passionate nurse in dementia care (RMN) to fulfil a nursing role within the Dementia Palliative Care Team.

You will work as an integral part of a small team supporting people with dementia and palliative care needs (and their carers) across Derbyshire but importantly acting as a source of advice/knowledge of dementia/mental health needs across the service.

The primary goal of the team is to enable improved palliative care for people living with advanced dementia, with mental & physical health needs.

The team is be focussed on ensuring the person remains at home (wherever home is) and avoiding unnecessary acute care admission.

You must have a current full driving licence as role will require travel across Derbyshire.

This post is for 22.5 hours per week (0.60 wte) - FTC/Secondment for 5 months to end March 2022 in the Amber Valley locality.

As this post may involve care home access we will need to see proof of your COVID vaccination status (double vaccinated) for successful appointment to this role.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as an integral part of a small team supporting people with dementia and palliative care needs (and their carers) across Derbyshire.

The post holder will work towards the primary goal of the team is to enable improved palliative care for people living with advanced dementia, with mental and physical health needs in care homes/supported living or their own home.

The post holder will provide specialist support to both patients living and dying with dementia and their carers with identified palliative care needs.

The post holder will support a caseload of patients and be involved in the delivery of consultation, advice and MDT support.

The post holder will liaise direct with colleagues from the Older Adults Community Mental Health Teams and the Dementia Rapid Response Team.

The post holder will act as source of act as a source of advice/knowledge of dementia/mental health needs across the service.

Working for our organisation

The Purpose and Activities of DCHS?

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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The post holder will carry a caseload of patients and be involved in the delivery of consultation, advice and MDT support through holistic dementia palliative assessment and person centred care planning.

This team has developed as a collaborative resource in response to a gap in the current pathway of care for people living with advanced dementia with palliative care needs.

Training and supervision will be provided to enable individuals to develop their skill set, and integrated working within the team will support case management.

This role will be primarily covering the North East Derbyshire area.

You must have a current full driving licence as role will require travel across Derbyshire.

The post holder will provide specialist support to both patients living and dying with dementia and their carers with identified palliative care needs.

The post holder will support GPs and primary care teams with complex care planning.

The post holder will be focussed on ensuring the person remains at home (wherever home is) and avoiding unnecessary acute care admission.

The post holder will also support discharges from acute hospital beds and pathway 3 beds.

The post holder will carry a caseload of patients and be involved in the delivery of consultation, advice and MDT support.

The post holder will liaise direct with colleagues from the Older Adults Community Mental Health Teams and the Dementia Rapid Response Team.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse with current NMC registration

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of providing palliative and end of life care
  • Experience of supporting people living with dementia
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Gemma del Toro
Job title
Clinical Lead, Nurse Specialist
Email address
gemma.deltoro@nhs.net
Telephone number
07780 227409

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
People Resource Team
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Walton Hospital Peter McCarthy Suite
Whitecotes Lane
Chesterfield
S40 3HW
Telephone
07917 464054 / 01332 564856, option 1, option 1