Quality Assurance Officer – Dementia Lead
We are recruiting for a Quality Assurance Officer to have overall responsibility for managing the Quality in Care Team Dementia agenda and Dementia finding Project.
Bucks County Council is at the heart of the community delivering essential services seven days a week, all year round to over half million plus residents, businesses and visitors. Touching the lives of everyone, the Council provides over 100 services from childcare to countryside parks, schools to social care and from roads to the registry office. From over 500 different locations, more than 10,000 employees work hard to meet the challenge of delivering outstanding service across a portfolio of services.
About the role
- To manage the Quality in Care Dementia Agenda and Dementia finding project and act as a resource regarding dementia and related conditions.
- Provide clinical expertise regarding dementia and related conditions and guide providers in structuring care plans to address the needs of people living with a dementia.
- Educate care staff and associates to understand the impact of dementia.
- Contribute to strategic initiatives developing person centred approaches to dementia care - tools, pathways and standards.
- Develop and deliver of a range of dementia themed workshops and study days.
- Devise creative and sustainable responses to the National Dementia Challenge by creating, managing and delivering on early recognition and diagnosis of dementia project.
- Represent the Quality in Care Team at relevant meetings, work with a wide range of health and social care colleagues to ensure Buckinghamshire is meeting their Dementia Strategy aims.
- Be a Dementia Champion.
- To contribute to the wider processes for service and quality improvement including the development of protocols and procedures to promote care and enablement for groups of people.
- To support the providers to improve health outcomes and patient/client experience using specialist skills and knowledge relating to their own profession by appropriate referral management.
Please see the job description for further information.
The successful candidate will hold a relevant professional qualification and have experience and knowledge of working with people who have dementia and associated mental health conditions and extensive knowledge of Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Ideally you will have experience of working within both Health and Social Care Environments.
You will have planning and workload management skills along with the ability to plan and deliver training, design develop and deliver Dementia themed workshops and Study Days.
With excellent communicating skills you will effectively communicate with all partners, stakeholders, providers, clients and carers in a professional manner.
The job involves travel for business purposes.
Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.
Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach. Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. Caring. We’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.
We recognise & reward you
Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.
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