Clinical Nurse Assessment Specialist

Yarningdale, Ripley

Clinical Nurse Assessment Specialist (RGN/RMN/RNLD)

Position: Clinical Nurse Assessment Specialist

Location: Across all Exemplar Health Care homes, national role  

Contract type: 40 hours per week, predominately Monday to Friday but must be flexible 

Rate: £40,000 per annum, plus £3,000 car allowance


About Exemplar Health Care 

Exemplar Health Care is one of the country’s leading nursing care providers for adults living with complex needs. 

We have over 50 care homes across England that support adults living with complex mental health needs, dementia, neuro-disabilities and physical disabilities. 

As well as stable and secure employment opportunities, we offer great benefits and perks, and plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and progress.


Summary of the role

Reporting to the Senior Clinical Assessment Specialist, you’ll work flexibly, as part of a highly motivated Clinical Assessment Team, supporting our specialist care homes to respond to an ever-growing number of service user referrals. The role is remote with travel to our portfolio of homes during your working hours.

We have an exciting and ambitious growth plan that aims to greatly expand our portfolio of homes over the coming years. We are therefore looking to further enhance our established function with the addition of this role.  You will need to demonstrate passion, commitment and determination to ensure every referral to the organisation is managed to the highest standard and our customers receive an exemplary experience.


Key responsibilities 

  • Support our care homes to complete clinical pre-admission assessments, working closely alongside our operational and clinical colleagues. This involves flexibility to travel to different care settings nationwide within the allocated working day.
  • Produce individual cost per care assessments that clearly demonstrate the specialist care package being proposed and the justification for the specific interventions and costs. This can be completed remotely from home
  • Coach Clinical Nurse Managers and Home Managers in the assessment and costing process and be involved in delivering training.
  • Support the processing of referrals received into the organisation, as requested by the Senior Clinical Assessment Specialist, working in conjunction with the Referrals and Occupancy Management Team.
  • Uphold the company vision and drive the Exemplar Health Care strategy.
  • Where required, support our homes with the reassessment of existing service users.
  • Build relationships and opportunities with new and potential referrers.
  • Attend conferences, events and networks to build relationships and raise Exemplar Health Care’s profile where required.


About you

We’re looking for someone who has: 

  • Registered with the NMC with an active pin, at least 2 years experience working as a Nurse (RGN/RMN/RNLD)
  • an ability to conduct a thorough assessment of individual need and identify suitable packages of care to enable people to achieve their desired outcomes
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills with all levels of staff and stakeholders
  • a passion for working with individuals with complex health needs
  • a desire to work as part a fast-paced, responsive team, to develop a systematic approach to referral management and ensure the highest standard of customer experience at all times.
  • flexibility - the ability to work independently and as part of a team - good organisation skills,  self-motivation is a must
  • happy to travel to various different portfolio homes
  • confidence in approach when representing Exemplar Health Care at internal, commissioner and contract meetings.

This is a nationwide role, covering our existing and new portfolio of homes, so the ability to drive and access to a car is essential. 


Rewards and benefits of working at Exemplar Health Care

  • Career development opportunities with access to CPD accredited training.
  • Remote flexible working from home, Monday to Friday.
  • Minimal on-call commitment to screen potential new referrals on a rota basis (currently one week in four).
  • Competitive mileage for any distance further than your nearest Exemplar Health Care home.
  • Pension contributions.
  • My First Rewards - a fantastic rewards and benefits platform with exclusive lifestyle and retail discounts.
  • Access to an award winning 24/7 employee counselling and support service, and an online Wellbeing Centre.
  • Paid DBS check.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.


How to apply

Sound good? We’d love to hear from you. Click the button to ‘APPLY NOW’. 

For an informal chat about joining us, please contact Lisandra Ferreira on or 07951 794 598. 

About Yarningdale

Yarningdale is a specialist care home in Condor, Ripley that supports 20 adults living with complex mental and physical health needs.

The home has two ten-bed units, Robin and Wren, which gives it a homely and welcoming feel. You’ll usually work on one of our units so you can get to know the people you support and develop the clinical skills to support their complex needs.

We’re proud to be the only complex care home in Derbyshire, bringing this much needed service for local people.

About Yarningdale

Meet our colleagues

Phil works as a Health Care Assistant at our Dearnevale care home . This is his first care job following a 14 year career in the Royal Air Force. Despite not having any experience in care, the induction, support and training prepared him well for the role. Phil loves how rewarding it is to help people in a career in care.

Why work with us

About Exemplar Health Care

Exemplar Health Care is a leading provider of specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs.

Our mission is to make ‘every day better’ for the people we support and our colleagues. 

We’re proud of the culture that we’ve created at Exemplar Health Care, which is underpinned by our vision, mission and values.

About us

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Learning and career development

Our sector-leading learning and development opportunities give you the skills and support to excel in your role and take your career to the next level.

  • Welcome induction and role specific induction
  • Care Certificate for new care colleagues
  • Exemplar Positive Behaviour Support (EPBS) training
  • Role specific apprenticeships, diplomas and qualifications
  • ABC of Caring programme for Health Care Assistants
  • Leadership and management development programmes

Career development

Rewards and benefits

Our care homes live and breathe because of the incredible colleagues who work in them.

Our rewards and benefits are just some of the ways we like to say thank you.

  • Paid DBS check
  • Lifestyle and retail discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access wages early via fastP.A.Y.E
  • Company Shop membership
  • Paid NMC membership for Registered Nurses

Rewards and benefits

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Our values

Our values underpin everything that we do and ensure that we continue to make every day better for our people.

We look for these values in everyone who works with us.

  • Fun
  • Integrity
  • Responsive
  • Success
  • Teamwork

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