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Dementia Assessment Nurse DAS North - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa / Pro rata for part time
Closing date
29 May 2024
Does a role supporting older adults with mental health problems motivate you? Do you have a passion for enabling older people to maintain the relationships that are important to them?Perhaps you have a keen interest in working with people with dementia?If so we would love to speak to you about our Dementia Assessment Nurse role in our Specialist Assessment Service, covering the beautiful coastal West Sussex region. North West Sussex , (Mid Sussex , Horsham Crawley localities, we work in partnership with the Alzheimer's Society to provide diagnostic assessment and post-diagnostic interventions forpeople with suspected dementia. Looking for a full time post 37.5 a week.Our work is focussed on assessment of potential dementia, so although we support a large number of people, we don't carry caseloads for long periods of time.

This post offers the Trust's �4,000 Incentive for band 5-7 Nurses & Practitioners, as well as a relocation package up to a maximum of �8,000 (subject to terms and conditions).

Main duties of the job

Our main aim is to support people thorough the assessment process and in accessing the right treatment and support for their individual need(s).We use a standardized assessment process in conjunction with the whole multi-disciplinary team to help resolve concerns around cognition and potential dementia for our patients and their families. Once a diagnosis has been formulated we then provide the appropriate support, signposting and advice to our patients and their families to help them live well with theirdiagnosis.Our service is here to support patients and carers with concerns about their cognition and the provision of post diagnosis follow up if it transpires that they have dementia. Early diagnosis is a fundamental component of the National Dementia Strategy and aims to empower people and their carers to make decisions about their future based on early diagnostic information relating to their condition.

About us

Sussex Partnership provides mental health and learning disability care for all age groups across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire. Living and Working in West Sussex:? Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns? Embrace the South Coast with a great range of historic and contemporary seaside towns? According to the Met Office West Sussex is the sunniest county in the UK, making exploring the vast countryside all the more enjoyable

We'd love you to join our Trust, rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, in our recent staff survey 82% told us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.Key survey results include:? 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work? 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team? 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.Requirements:In order to be a successful Community Psychiatric Nurse in our team you will be:- A Registered Nurse with the NMC Mental Health, or LD- Passionate about supporting adults with Dementia or suspected Dementia- Experienced in conducting clinical assessments- Comfortable working in an autonomous role, managing your own diary/ caseloadIt would also be advantageous if you are:- Experienced working with older adults presenting with dementia or complex mental health difficultiesWe have ample opportunities for additional CPD, including specialist dementia training with The Royal College of Psychiatry.The service operates 0900 - 1700 hours Monday to Friday, with extra bank hours available for those who seek it.The ability to travel across the region is essential for this role, as you will need to visit people in the local community. SPFT staff have the capacity to work from home remotely if not needed in clinics, where applicable in agreement with the in agreement with your line manager.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult], appropriate to the job role
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development

- Knowledge/Experience


  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Previous experience of working in the community

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Horsham New Park house

North Street Horsham


RH12 1RJ

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