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Specialist Memory Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023
To provide and contribute to the development of a specialist memory service diagnostic pathway. This will involve working as part of an integrated, multi-professional team to provide initial specialist assessment, a range of interventions and regular reviews either as clinic-based appointments or in client's homes.

To participate in the Memory Assessment service assessment/screening of referrals.

To provide a specialist and holistic assessment of client's memory, initiate further investigations where needed and present assessments in the multidisciplinary team meeting for diagnosis.

Main duties of the job

The Memory Assessment Service (MAS) is a primary care diagnostic pathway service hosted by the Older Adult Community Mental Health Team for adults with a suspected dementia.

The service offers:

Timely and sensitive diagnosis for people with dementiaTailored information and educationPsychological and medical treatment dependant on needA plan of care and post diagnostic support before return to the care of a GP

To undertake and interpret assessments using agreed assessment tools as part of the diagnostic process for patient referrals made to the Memory assessment service.To communicate/liaise effectively with the team and relevant agencies to ensure that an integrated programme of care is provided during initial assessments until diagnosis.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews will be held on 02/10/23

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • Evidence of ongoing professional development to postgraduate diploma level and must be willing to undertake identified local courses / study days and mandatory training
  • A good knowledge of Clinical Governance and ability to put this into practice
  • Commitment to undertake and receive clinical supervision
  • Commitment to undertake training to ensure professional development
  • Excellent Demonstrable knowledge of the MHA 1983 and MCA 2005
  • Understanding of the use and efficacy of antidementia medications


  • ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Evidence of specific Dementia related training



  • Demonstrable experience of assessing people who experience memory problems
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of working in a community post


  • Experience of contributing to policy and procedure development and implementation
  • Experience of managing and supervising other staff
  • Experience of recruitment and selection of staff

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Glangwili General Hospital


SA31 2AF

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