Clinical Lead

  • £48000
  • Christchurch, South West,
  • Permanent
Clinical Lead – Christchurch - £48, 000 per annum DOE – Full time

Meridian Business Support is currently recruiting for a Clinical Lead for a national Private Healthcare Provider.

The role is based in Christchurch working in a purpose built Nursing Home providing around the clock specialist care to up to 60 residents living with Dementia. The home is located in quiet residential area near the coast.

My client are looking for an Admiral Nurse Dementia specialist to work in this Clinical Lead role. You will work closely with the residents with complex Dementia needs and their families. The company and Dementia UK will support and strengthen your clinical and leadership expertise as a specialist Admiral Nurse through regular clinical supervision and practice and professional development opportunities.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Dementia expertise - Possess specialised knowledge and expertise in dementia care by staying updated on the latest research, treatments, and best practices in the field of dementia.
  • Assessment and care planning- Conduct comprehensive assessments to understand the individual's needs and develop personalised care plans. This involves considering the person's physical, emotional, and social well-being, as well as the needs of their family.
  • Emotional support - Provide emotional support to individuals living with dementia and their families. Offering a listening ear, guidance, and reassurance during difficult times, helping them to cope with the challenges and emotional impact of dementia.
  • Education and advice - Provide education and practical advice to staff and families, helping them understand dementia and its progression. Offering guidance on managing symptoms, behaviour changes, communication techniques, and strategies to enhance quality of life.
  • Coordination of care - Work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurses, and social workers, to ensure a holistic approach to care. Coordinate services and interventions, facilitating access to appropriate support networks and resources.
  • Training and consultancy - Provide training and consultancy services to staff in our care homes by sharing their expertise and promoting best practices in dementia care.
Essential skill and qualifications for this role:
  • Active MNC PIN Number – RGN and RMN considered
  • Experience of supporting people with dementia and their carers/families
  • Experience in service specific setting, of leading/managing a service, supporting practice development/ quality improvement and service evaluation.
  • Understanding of local/national skills and competency frameworks
  • Valid UK driving license and willingness to travel between care homes with some overnight stay, as required.
  • Candidate is required to submit a personal statement with their CV as to why they want the role.
Details of this Clinical Lead position and what the home is offering:
  • A permanent contract working full time hours
  • Very competitive salary of £48,000 DOE
  • A friendly and supportive working environment in a very well-run home
  • A range of opportunities for training and development
  • Support with revalidation
  • Free uniforms and DBS fee paid
Meridian Business Support is a recruitment specialist acting on behalf of our client as an Employment Agency for this vacancy.

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