Dementia Nurse Specialist


    Barchester Healthcare

    With over 25 years experience, nearly 250 care homes, and six independent hospitals, Barchester is one of the UKs foremost care providers. Our phenomenal dementia care team work tirelessly to review and support the performance of every home to achieve exceptional quality care for every resident. We have arare opportunity for a nurse with a specialism in dementia care and a passion for excellence to join our national team as a DementiaNurse Specialist. In this vital role, you will support our memory lane communities, as well as any other home or hospital that requires a specialist dementia intervention.

    This is anexciting opportunity to work alongside a fantastic senior management team, including the division’s Managing Director, who was named Businesswoman of the Year at the Women Achieving Greatness in Social Care awards in 2023.

    This is a hybrid position, where you will split your time between working from home, and providing on-site support across the South of England.

    A competitive package, including car allowance and discretionary bonus
    The opportunity to work for a great provider with exciting growth
    Fantastic training and development opportunities
    Being part of a highly respected team

    RN with a current NMC PIN
    Post Registration clinical experience of working with people with dementia over the last 5 years
    Evidence of continuing professional development in the field of dementia care
    Understanding of the current regulatory framework
    Understanding of ethical and legal issues surrounding dementia care
    Coaching and mentorship experience
    Full UK driving licence

    Review the clinical performance of each home, identifying strategies to ensure regulatory compliance and sustainability in relation to dementia care provision
    Conduct robust quality assurance visits, and follow up with agreed action plans
    Analyse the clinical governance database to inform clinical improvement plans.
    Support the home to meet all regulatory and statutory requirements including dementia specific training
    Ensure that all residents are treated with dignity, and additional psychological and emotional support is provided where appropriate
    Adhere to the local safeguarding policy and the reporting mechanisms, following the Duty of Candour requirements
    Integrate current knowledge of dementia into practice, informed by research and other forms of evidence.
    Develop dementia care projects within homes and division, offering staff advice and encouragement
    Demonstrate professional and clinical leadership with a person centred approach
    Work with the activities and life enrichment teams to ensure engaging activities are delivered
    Support the revalidation process for qualified nurses, in line with the NMC code
    Provide professional input into strategic planning and projects to develop and enhance the work of Barchester Healthcare
    Develop close working relationships with management and support services to ensure priorities are identified and addressed
    Support senior clinical staff with investigations or complaints relating to the dementia care community
    As the only healthcare provider to be accredited as one of the best companies to work for in the UK, Barchester are dedicated to ensuring that our team are respected and their contribution valued. If you are looking to develop a career with an employer that is supportive and offers progression opportunities, Barchester is an empowering and rewarding place to be.