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Dementia Lead Nurse

Job details
Posting date: 24 August 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £37,570 to £43,772 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 19 September 2019
Location: North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, NE29 8NH
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 319-1935421LT

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We are one of the country’s top performing NHS Foundation Trusts, looking after the wellbeing of around half a million people across Northumberland and North Tyneside – one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS Trust in England.

We deliver care from 11 acute sites including an emergency care hospital, general and community hospitals, an outpatient and diagnostic centre, an elderly care unit and an integrated health and social care facility.

We are rated ‘outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We are one of the North East’s largest employers with 9,500 dedicated members of staff. We have a Council of Governors with 70 members, representing the public, staff and some of our external partners.

We invest heavily in staff to ensure that the best talent is attracted, developed, looked after, and retained in every area of the organisation. Staff satisfaction is high and our staff consistently rate us as one of the best places to work in the NHS.

We were one of the first NHS Trusts to receive foundation status, and have been a foundation trust for over a decade.

Candidates must read the entire ‘Applicants Guidance Notes’ before submitting any applications.

Please note that it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Dementia Lead Nurse within Northumbria Trust. We are seeking an exceptionally motivated individual with a passion to deliver high quality, compassionate care for patients with dementia.

Your role will be instrumental in continuing to develop and deliver our plans moving forward and contribute positively to the Trusts dementia pathway and hospital accreditation for dementia care. Education and raising awareness for staff across all staff groups is also a key element of the role, providing both formal and informal training to all levels of staff within the trust.

The role is trust wide across all services and the successful applicant would need to be able to fulfil the travel requirements of the post.

The post holder will be working closely with the Director of Nursing, Matron for Mental Health Services for Older People, Clinical Lead, Senior Nurses, Managers and WardTeams to provide the best outcome and experience for patients and their carer’s.

At Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we believe that our staff are the foundation for all that we do. The Trust recognises its role in supporting the health and wellbeing of its staff and it taking positive action in this respect. We have a range of initiatives and support for staff including psychology and counselling, physiotherapy, physical activity opportunities and healthy food choices on site.

The Trust is completely smoke free from March 2018. We do not discriminate against people who smoke but we do require all staff to be smoke free whilst at work and we have a range of support in place to help and support staff with this.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Psychometrics may form part of the recruitment process.

Katie Whitewood -Spedding via trust management 01912932792

Closing Date: 19th September 2019

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