Audit Research Volunteer

Audit Research Volunteer

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Full Time
London, England
Posted 3 days ago
Job description
Voluntary Role When someone under 65 develops dementia, the challenges can be very different than for people with late onset dementias. For example, if someone is still at work and has children or teenagers when they develop young-onset dementia, this has implications for income, childcare and caring that is very different from an older person who is retired or engaged in more voluntary occupations. There is evidence that many of these needs go unmet and that professionals need specialist knowledge of young-onset and rare dementias to try to provide relevant psychoeducation to these families. Despite the complexities in their needs and the support systems, people with Young Onset Dementia are often falling between services. This work will support the business case for development of a Young Onset Dementia Service/Network across Oxleas. It will build on the already detailed work done at SLP level over the last 5 years. Key Result Areas 1. To assess the scale of the problem – number of people with YOD and complex needs 2. To identify available support, good practice and gaps in service 3. To support writing a business case 4. To organise an embedded learning event/teaching on YOD Teaching, training and supervision 1. To gain wider experience within the NHS over and above that provided within the principal service area where the post holder is employed. 2. To develop skills and competencies that assist in the delivery of current duties 3. To contribute to the informal training and support of other staff. Management, recruitment and service development 1. To assist in the design and implementation of service development projects within the service as required. 2. To attend meetings in which service developments are planned and discussed. IT responsibilities (clinical) 1 To create graphs or charts to collate or summarise data. 2 To assist in producing visual material or user friendly information for interventions with clients. 3 To develop and update community links databases Research and service evaluation 1. To undertake data collection, analysis, the production of reports and summaries, using IT and statistical programmes. 2. To undertake a brief review of different models of care for people with Young Onset Dementia and evidence-based interventions Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children’s centres, schools and people’s homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people. Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values: We’re Kind We’re We Listen We Care 1. To gain wider experience within the NHS over and above that provided within the principal service area where the post holder is employed. 2. To develop skills and competencies that assist in the delivery of current duties 3. To contribute to the informal training and support of other staff. 4. To assist in the design and implementation of service development projects within the service as required. 5. To attend meetings in which service developments are planned and discussed. 6 To create graphs or charts to collate or summarise data. 7 To assist in producing visual material or user friendly information for interventions with clients. 8. To develop and update community links databases 9. To undertake data collection, analysis, the production of reports and summaries, using IT and statistical programmes. 10. To undertake a brief review of different models of care for people with Young Onset Dementia and evidence-based interventions.

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