Senior Nurse - Dementia Care - West Wales

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Wales | West Wales
West Wales- Dementia Service
Job function
Community Nursing & Care
£31,365 - £33,955 per annum

Marie Curie is here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Marie Curie offers expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left. Our Marie Curie Nurses and Healthcare Assistants work night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. Our Marie Curie hospices offer specialist round-the-clock care. And Marie Curie support people throughout their illness by giving practical information, support from trained volunteers and being there when someone wants to talk.

Marie Curie is leading the way on Dementia care for terminally ill patients in Wales.

Marie Curie is the first organisation in Wales to launch an award-winning Dementia service to support patients and their families. We are offering an exciting opportunity to share your passion, energy and drive for working with people living with Dementia alongside influencing, shaping and improving their care towards the end of life.

Senior Nurse – Dementia Care

Permanent, full-time position 37.5 hours per week

West Wales, Dementia Service

A full driving licence with access to a car insured for business use is essential, although a pool car scheme is in place.

You will develop and handle your own caseload of patients across Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion living with a terminal illness with dementia as either a primary or secondary diagnosis. You will receive referrals from a range of primary care professionals, including District Nurses, Social Workers and CPNs to ensure the right care packages and support is being provided, at the time the patients need it.

A confident communicator, calm decision maker and member of the wider multi-disciplinary team, you will need plenty of experience and knowledge of working in dementia care, and some palliative or community care experience is desirable but not essential. Together with well-developed assessment and planning skills, your ability to prioritise your work, juggling a variety of changing demands, whilst speedily accessing the right care and support is vital.

This is a great development role for someone ready to take their next step up in dementia nursing to really influence and shape end of life care in the community.

In return, you will receive support from the Clinical Nurse Manager for Mid and West Wales and a team of Senior Nurses through Practice Development, Clinical Supervision and Continuing Professional Development, to maintain excellent standards and specialist skills in dementia care and a bursary scheme for professional studies. Marie Curie offers a pension scheme and in addition, if you are currently a member of the NHS Pension, Marie Curie will match the NHS contributions.

You must be willing to travel within your county to patients’ homes, hospitals and other venues to plan and review care requirements, working with other professionals involved in their care. A full driving licence with access to a car is essential. So if you are able to work independently, are flexible and have the knowledge and confidence to promote and deliver this amazing new dementia service, Marie Curie wants to hear from you.

Please click the link to view the Job Description and apply online today!

For more information or an informal chat contact our CNM Llinos Trotman on 07515134048

About Us:

Marie Curie is committed to a world where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. We are devoted to the social justice imperatives and organisational benefits of full diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace, and are a Stonewall champion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences.