In partnership with Dementia UK, we are looking to appoint an Admiral Nurse to our successful and highly valued Admiral Nurse Service. This is part of Belong’s strategy to ensure excellence in dementia care and nursing practice by establishing a holistic pathway of services supporting people with dementia and their carers through the dementia journey.
provides specialised support and enablement for older people, particularly those living with dementia, through our pioneering village community model. At we are passionate about the idea of supporting older people to remain part of the community in which they feel a sense of belonging and purpose and we are looking for an individual who share our values.
Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who work with and support families and carers of people with dementia. They use a range of interventions to help people live positively with the condition and develop skills to improve communication and maintain relationships. Working collaboratively with other professionals, Admiral Nurses seek to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers.
You will be highly motivated, compassionate and focussed, with the desire to become a real ambassador for dementia care, and be able to work within the Admiral Nurses’ Competency Framework as defined by Dementia UK and the Royal College of Nursing. The position will provide specialist nursing assessment, evidence based intervention, advice and support for people with dementia, family carers and supporters of people with dementia during the dementia journey and following bereavement.
The successful candidate will:
Working across our Belong Villages, provide a peripatetic service, visiting customers in Belong villages, their homes, or other community settings.
Hold a registered nursing qualification and have had a minimum 2 years post qualification experience in mental health and dementia care.
Clinical experience of working with people with dementia and their carers is essential. Formal knowledge acquired through clinical study in a relevant area or extensive clinical experience of working with people with dementia and their carers in different settings is also desirable.
You will be supported by Dementia UK through regular Clinical Supervision, and Continuing Professional and Practice Development, in addition to training provided by Belong, to maintain excellent standards and specialist skills in dementia care.
In return we offer a competitive salary, pension, life assurance, up to 30 days holiday, occupational sick pay and on-going practice and professional development.