Memory Clinic Clinical Lead

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Newbury Community Older Adults Mental Health Team is looking for an enthusiastic, caring and highly motivated Memory Clinic Clinical Lead to join our friendly and innovative Community Team.

You will be based at Hillcroft House, West Berkshire Community Hospital where we have access to free parking facilities, a staff room and most importantly a friendly and supportive welcoming team. The service are working flexibly with opportunities to work remotely at times, frequency depending upon service need.

The Newbury Older Adult Mental Health Service is a multi-disciplinary team with specialist skills in caring for older people with mental health needs in the community. The post holder will be a senior practitioner with highly developed clinical skills working with patients in the Older Adults Mental Health Specialism. He/she will be offering high quality memory clinic assessments under the supervision of the service Drs. You will be supporting the smooth running of the service alongside the Memory Clinic Team Lead, offering supervision, education and highly specialist advice to colleagues and other agencies.

The successful candidate must display a passion and understanding for working with OlderPeople, appropriate training and support will be provided as needed. You must be enthusiastic, caring and highly motivated to contribute towards maintaining standards of high-quality care to our patients.

Working Hours Monday to Friday 9-5pm.

Main duties of the job

About the Job
  • The post holder will offer high quality memory clinic assessments and where appropriate deliver diagnosis under the expert supervision of the memory clinic service doctors.
  • The post holder will complete high standard assessment documentation and communication.
  • The post holder will provide expert advice to patients, families, and carers in addition to the multi- disciplinary team, students, and community services.
  • The post holder will support the Memory Clinic Team Lead to offer supervision, guidance, and advice to junior colleagues.
  • The post holder will work alongside the Memory Clinic Team Lead to ensure the smooth effective and efficient running of the team.
  • The post holder will be involved in the development of the memory clinic service, taking part in Quality Improvement projects, and supporting/assisting with the process of MSNAP re-accreditation.
  • The post holder will support the completion of service audits.
  • The post holder will offer input to the Duty Worker rota.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solution

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

Themust haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • Have the relevant professional qualification
  • A passion and in-depth knowledge and experience of working with Older People
  • Drive to be take a key role in service development.
  • Car Driver

Berkshire Healthcare has a record of achievement and success that places us as one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We are rated Outstanding by the CQC, we have a history of strong financial performance and we have a highly skilled and engaged workforce. We aspire to be an outstanding organisation for everyone: our people, our patients, their families, and their carers. For our people who work here that means we want Berkshire Healthcare to be a great place to work where everyone can thrive and grow.

If you recognise yourself in theserequirements,we recommend you apply today!

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please dont hesitate to call the recruiting manager:Suzanne Wilson on01189043100 or who will be delighted to answer any questions you may have.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent professional qualification


  • Dual qualification e.g. RGN

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of ongoing professional development related to the Older Adult Patient Group


  • Involvement in Service Development or Quality Improvement.

Previous Experience


  • Minimum of 3 years post registration experience of working within a mental health setting, ideally within the Older Adult Mental Health Setting
  • Experience of clinically supervising junior and unqualified staff and mentoring students.
  • Experience of working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and multi-agency environments.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Advanced Clinical assessment skills specifically related to Memory impairment
  • Ability to work autonomously and effectively in a team, reprioritising work to reflect changing needs of the service
  • Ability to contribute to service development and evaluation.

Additional Requirements


  • Car Driver

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Hillcroft House

Rookes Way


RG18 3HR

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