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Consultant Nurse

HC One Limited
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Full Time
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In partnership with Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, HC-One plans to open a ground-breaking Specialist Dementia Care Community (SDCC) at Kings Park care home. We have exciting new opportunities available for those passionate about supporting people who are emotionally distressed by their dementia and require a specialist service to ensure their needs can be met appropriately.

Kings Park SDCC will be a therapeutic care setting that demonstrates that quality of care and quality of life are of equal significance. It will provide a bespoke living environment embracing space, natural light, walking routes and calming de-escalation rooms, along with enhanced staffing and specialist training for Colleagues in positive approaches to behaviour, psychosocial therapies, de-escalation interventions and safe restrictive practices.

In your role as Consultant Nurse (experienced in Dementia Care/Positive Behaviour Support), you will clinically lead and support the SDCC service by providing a visible leadership presence, professional advice and guidance. You will be responsible for the supervision, management and coordination of a multi-disciplinary support team.

The Consultant Nurse will act as a consultant in dementia and positive behaviour support within four main areas of responsibility: professional leadership, expert practice, research and education, and service development.

Professional leadership

You will act as a role model and lead by example the following values and behaviours:
  • Care - encourages the delivery of high-quality evidence-based care
  • Compassion - demonstrates empathy, kindness and respect
  • Competence - meets the requirements of NMC registration and revalidation programme
  • Communication - displays advanced communication and presentation skills, and is open to feedback
  • Courage - manages risks, embraces change, and learns from experience
  • Commitment - vision and enthusiastic leadership

Expert practice:

You will:
  • Deliver expert clinical practice through consultancy and clinical supervision of practitioners
  • You will maintain an expertise in clinical practice and competence though active involvement in direct care, which could include having a small keyworker caseload or by providing specialised Dementia advice and interventions.
  • Utilise and advise on the use of a range of specialist assessments for effective care planning
  • Effectively communicate complicated and sensitive information to residents, their loved ones and other care professionals to manage complex issues around consent
  • Provide expert knowledge of health care needs of people with dementia and utilises this in the development of care plans
  • Provide advice on therapeutic interventions for individuals with complex presentations
  • Provide consultancy to nurses and other health and social care professionals as appropriate, to cascade clinical expertise, enable the development of a skill base in order to ensure best practice and clinical quality
  • Provide expert clinical and professional supervision and mentorship to nurses working with complex resident presentations
  • Utilise and promote highly specialised nursing interventions and care plans that are evidence based
  • Maintain professional registration and always works within NMC standards and guidance

Research and education

You will:
  • Be educated to, or working towards, a Master's degree in a health and social care subject or equivalent qualification, such as a qualification in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) / Positive Behaviour Support. You must also be a Registered Nurse with an Active PIN on the MNC Register (RMN/RGN/RNLD).
Collaborate with HC-One's Director of Dementia Care Services and Head of Dementia Care, and academic partner
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