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Memory Assessment Nurse for Diagnostic Services

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Kirkby in Ashfield
£35,392 to £50,056 Per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
This exciting post is to work across the Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City for the Diagnostic Services who provide assessment, potential diagnosis, treatment and signposting to individuals age under the age of 65 and over the age of 65.

We are looking to recruit either a band 7 Non medical prescriber or a band 6 clinician to cover a years maternity leave within the service.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as part of the multi disciplinary team to screen and triage appropriate referrals
  • To complete a through and specialist assessment of clinical presentation and symptoms
  • To share information amongst the multi disciplinary team and create appropriate and person centered care plans
  • To refer for appropriate diagnostic procedures eg scans, neuropsychology, occupational therapy
  • To prescribe treatments (if NMP)
  • To follow up on efficacy of medications
  • To complete accurate records

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

To screen referrals for appropriateness

To undertake initial assessments and create a treatment plan

To liaise with the MDT to explore symptoms and causes

To refer for additional assessments and diagnostic tests

To initiate treatment and complete follow up reviews

To signpost for post diagnostic support

Person Specification



  • Must hold RNMH qualification
  • Education to masters degree level or equivalent experience


  • Non-medical prescribing qualification



  • Substantial experience of MDT working.
  • CPD relevant to current post.
  • Current knowledge and understanding of older peoples mental health needs and ability to demonstrate clinical competence
  • Substantial and considerable experience in assessing people with cognitive impairment
  • Can evidence knowledge of Dementia including pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments


  • Community Mental Health experience
  • Experience of assessing and prescribing treatments for mental health problems.
  • Facilitated research and audits that contribute to governance, service development and service planning.



  • Evidence of leadership skills and development project work.
  • Effective teaching and presentation skills
  • Highly specialised range of interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Effective time management and organisational skills.
  • Caseload management
  • Basic IT skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise work load.


  • Clinical supervision skills
  • Ability to manage change



  • Knowledge of Trust non-medical policy and local procedure.

Contractual Requirements


  • Full time Monday to Friday 37.5 hours
  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.



  • Education to masters degree level or equivalent experience
  • Teaching and assessing training.


  • Clinical supervision course

Physical Requirements


  • Has the physical ability to perform the full range of duties

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


General Management Suite

76 Portland Street

Kirkby in Ashfield

NG17 7AG

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