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Mental Health Nurse- Memory Assessment Service

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Old Age
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit a Band 5 Nurse for the Memory Assessment Service across the Fylde Coast Memory Assessment Service. Successful candidates would be expected to work across 3 bases which are in Fleetwood, Lytham and Central Blackpool and would include travelling between as well as covering the Fylde Coast when visiting service users.

This is an exciting opportunity and the successful candidates will be part of an evolving service that has the needs of the older adult population at its heart; and who are enthusiastic to come and join a forward thinking, dynamic and constantly developing team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder must have proven clinical skills along with excellent communication skills, good knowledge and understanding of dementia and the needs of individuals diagnosed with this condition. Please see the job description and person specification for more details of essential and desirable skills.

The team offers high quality assessment and diagnosis both in a community and clinic setting, intervention and treatment alongside networking with other agencies to promote well-being and support for individuals and their carer's and families during the process.

You will be aware of current guidance around service delivery in older adult mental health services and be able to evidence sound knowledge of this.

The team is multi-disciplinary and works closely with other mental health service providers as well as primary care and other agencies. The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team which operates within the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more details on this vacancy please review the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN registered on NMC register
Experience Essential
  • Experience in dementia care and different areas of mental health
Knowledge Essential
  • Mental health national service framework
  • Up to date knowledge of dementia & person centred care
  • Knowledge of mental illness, causation, incidence, prevalence, description of disorders & impact on individuals, families & communities
  • Prescribed medical treatments

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