Dementia Specialist

From £32,000 to £38,000 per annum
10 Aug 2017
19 Aug 2017
Dementia Specialist Brentwood 32,000 to 38,000 per annum As a Dementia Specialist you will lead on the planning, development and implementation of a forward-thinking dementia strategy for the home. The home is purpose built and designed to provide residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for the elderly Experienced and specialised in the field of dementia you will have excellent communication skills and be able to keep calm and offer consistency for those facing the challenges of dementia. In addition to having an excellent understanding of the pathologies involved in dementia, one of the most important requirements for the role is a high level of assessment skills, not just of paper-based tests, but in observation of the patient and the surroundings in which they live. The ideal applicant should ideally, have at least two years practice experience in dementia care. Duties Ensure the delivery of quality care - continually assessing our residents’ needs and wishes, developing the service to enhance their quality of life. Champion independence and personal choice – develop, review and update care plans to meet our clients changing physical, social and psychological needs Build the positive reputation of the home and unit – liaise professionally with visitors, including family, friends and other external stakeholders Ensure compliance with all legal, regulatory and best practice guidelines – risks are proactively managed and issues identified, investigated and resolved Oversee all aspects of medicine management – ensuring medicines are appropriately received, stored and administered to our clients. Conduct care audits – monitor standards of care and take corrective action where appropriate Skills and Experience Skilled and passionate about dementia care and professionally driven towards continual improvement of care and services. Experienced nurse with dementia experience, Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal A commitment to patient-centred care and to values-based and evidence-based practice If you would like to apply, please contact one of the team on 01223 298 100. This job was originally posted as