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Memory Service Co-ordinator

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year Per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Old Age
Band 5
Full Time
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Following some collaborative work with local GP's in the east locality, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trusthave developed a pioneering memory and support service to support the early diagnosis of people with dementia within the EAST of Cornwall.

We are seeking a highly motivated RMN/ RGN to join the team who have recent experience of working with people with dementia post qualification. The post holder must be committed to improving quality of life for people with dementia and their carers, and working within a bespoke Primary Care Memory Assessment and Diagnosis Service. This service will deliver diagnosis, treatment and personalised care planning and will support

Primary care and other agencies in the provision of care to people with dementia in the east locality working closely with carers.

The service will be located in GP surgeries with the emphasis on primary care management of people with dementia and their carers. Building well established working relationships with GPs, practice staff, primary care staff and also CFT secondary Complex Care and Dementia services.

This is a locality GP commissioned service. The successful applicant will work with the Band 7 clinical lead and the Band 6 Memory Assessment nurse. Also working closely with the individual's primary care team to ensure the person is known to their GP and registered on the quality outcome framework for dementia is an essential and key part of this role.

Main duties of the job

  • To co-ordinate a low level support and need caseload establishing a process for holistic routine welfare or cognitive enhancer checks to be completed on a regular basis.
  • When confident to assist in the assessment of people with suspected dementia
  • To provide specialist support to individuals who have a diagnosis of dementia or a suspected dementia
  • To work in partnership with general medical colleagues, ensuring physical and mental health needs of people with dementia are considered holistically.
  • To improve GP's awareness and detection of dementia.
  • To work with the Memory Assessment Service team to provide a comprehensive service across the pathway for people diagnosed with dementia and during the pre diagnosis pathway.
  • To facilitate appropriate specialist assessments for people with dementia and develop plans that help facilitate their care needs and wishes including advanced care planning.
  • To increase the identification of other mental health issues including anxiety and depression and initiating referrals via GPs, psychological therapy services and local bereavement counsellingservices.
  • To provide signposting, advice, education, support to people with dementia and their families.
  • To escalate care needs to secondary services as required by the individuals needs
  • To support the individual with dementia and their carers by providing holistic support based on living well with dementia

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A professional qualification e.g. RMN, RGN
  • To have a Sign Off Mentor (SOM) qualification as in accordance with the NMC and be able to sign off students as proficient for registration
Experience Essential
  • Substantial experience of managing a busy caseload of clients with a range of mental health problems
  • Working within a community mental health setting in either the statutory or voluntary sector
  • Providing clinical supervision

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