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Band 6 - Dementia Nurse / Therapist

Job Description

25 million people living in east London and beyond look to the services run by the Barts Health group of hospitals to provide them with the healthcare they need. We are the biggest NHS teaching trust in the country, and our challenges are those of a large and complex organisation. Coming to work for Barts Health mean you will gain experience like no other NHS trust. We offer you the opportunity and support to experience a wide and varied career within one Trust.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.

Band 6 Nurse or Therapist

Are you ready to take on an exciting new role?

An opportunity has arisen for the right person to join the Dementia and Delirium Team based at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust.

We are seeking to recruit a Dementia Nurse or Dementia Therapist to support the delivery of the Trust Dementia Strategy, to help improve the care and experience of those living with dementia or delirium and their carers. The role will also support and facilitate the National Dementia KPI by identifying patients living with dementia and other causes of cognitive impairment and to prompt appropriate referral and follow up after they leave hospital.

We are looking for a nurse or therapist with experience of working with people living with dementia, who is enthusiastic, innovative and forward thinking with a passion for improving the lives of people living with dementia.

We are working towards improving services in line with the national and local objectives in dementia care, and are looking for someone who is willing to go the extra mile to ensure our patients get excellent, person centred care.

The successful candidate will be required to carry out clinical assessments on those identified with a cognitive impairment. The candidate will work closely with the multidisciplinary teams on the wards to ensure person-centred care is being delivered. This will require you to have good communication and interpersonal skills. You will be required to review practice, provide specialist advice, support and make recommendations.

In return we offer robust supervision, excellent CPD opportunities and innovative dementia care training.

For more information please contact Lynda McNab – Dementia Lead Nurse – ( Email address removed )

Please note: -

All staff identified as AT-RISK who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to Barts Health employees. This does not apply to Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) roles.

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