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Admiral Nurse

Vacancy Reference 185-1428-4061

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Contract Type:
Whole Time Equivalent (WTE):
Salary Range:
£43742 - £50056 per annum pro rata
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Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Barrack Road, Exeter, Devon
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Region / Division:
Eastern Services - Agenda for Change
Staff Group:
Nursing & Midwifery Registered

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Role Summary

The Admiral Nurse will be working in the Dementia and Delirium specialist nursing team. They will be responsible for assessing patients and caring for them and their family. The role also involves teaching staff on the wards as well as central teaching responsibilities. The applicant must have experience and compassion for caring for patients who are living with dementia. 

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

The Admiral Nurse will lead, deliver and coordinate relationship-centred dementia care in order to improve the experience of carers/families affected by dementia with complex needs, during the acute stay and transitions of care within operational areas of Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

In line with the Admiral Nurse Competency framework at an enhanced specialist level, the post holder will provide:

  • Specialist bio-psychosocial assessment and support for people with dementia and families with complex needs
  • Facilitation of education and training for staff in the delivery of evidence-based dementia care
  • Clinical leadership with policy development and quality improvements 
  • Consultancy to other health and social care professionals regarding dementia

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, 7.5 hours per day. No bank holidays or weekends. 

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact Nicky Green, Clinical Matron on 07824 623871 or

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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