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Enhanced Care Lead for Dementia, and Learning Disability Acute

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Registered Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time: 37.5 Hours Per Week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £51,668 per annum
07/06/2020 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.  We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview


This pivotal role within the Corporate Nursing Structure will make a difference to our patients and staff could it also make a difference to you?

Join the Nursing and AHP Family at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals on our mission to deliver the very best care to our patients affected or living with dementia or learning disabilities.

As an experienced nurse you will already have a passion for working with patients affected or living with dementia or learning disabilities. You will be motivated to continue the improvements already taking place and the enthusiasm, drive and inspirational leadership to take these further. As a member of the Corporate Nursing team you will have the support of Director of Nursing and work closely with the Patient Experience team, Community Learning Disability team and Operational teams.

Your role will be instrumental in ensuring our patients journey into and through hospital is fully supported by our staff and is a positive experience.

As a nurse leader you will drive forward and be involved in trust wide key initiatives and provide professional leadership in your role supporting the development and implementation of our Dementia Strategy and also improvements alongside NHSI Learning Disability benchmarking.

This is a fantastic opportunity to progress within a forward facing organisation with close working relationships across healthcare providers on the Fylde Coast.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

For further information please contact Andrew Heath Assistant Director of Nursing on 01253 956374