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Rehabilitation and Older People
Band 3
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
London Road Community Hospital
£17,787 - £20,448 per annum
23/11/2018 23:59
Interview date
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Dementia Key Worker

Band 3

There has never been a better time to come and work at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.  The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals – in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth – to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire. 

With over 12,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds. All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

MINDFUL EMPLOYER – University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust has signed the Charter for Employers who are positive about Mental Health.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Ward 6 is a Complex Discharge Ward at London Road Community Hospital run by a small, friendly and  inclusive team. Many of the patients on the ward have confusion, dementia and/or delirium and as such can display challenging behaviours. We base our care on a model which encourages patients to continue to live their lives while in hospital and we aim to make their stay a happy experience. We are looking for someone to join our highly dedicated, patient centred team to plan and deliver a program of activities.

You will identify and support those patients who have a greater need for meaningful activity and distraction therapy to aid their recovery and achieve optimal level of well being. This will be achieved using a flexible and responsive approach through sessions in small groups and also 1-1 sessions for those patients unable to attend group therapies.

You will also work closely with families to help them support their relative.  

You will be able to work independently but also engage other staff in your work. With the ability to deal with challenging behaviours you will have the skills to de-escalate difficult situations timely and effectively.

In addition you will support patients with personal care, encourage mobility and independence, maintain good nutrition and hydration and will accurately document all activities and behaviours.

You will be a dedicated and committed individual possessing excellent communication skills. Passion and compassion are essential qualities to the role along with a pleasant and calm nature.

In return we will offer you great opportunities for continued professional development, a comprehensive induction program and further training.

We would welcome and encourage formal visits.

Closing Date: 23 November 2018

Interview Date: 7 December 2018

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jane Gregory
01332 258210

If you have problems applying, contact

Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
DE22 3NE
01332 786652