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Memory Assessment Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Kirkby in Ashfield
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
25 Jun 2024
This exciting post will be working in the Memory Assessment Service (MAS) providing assessment, potential diagnosis and signposting to other services and support networks for individuals aged 65 and over referred to the service with cognitive impairment.

We are looking to recruit a Band 6 Memory Assessment Nurse.

The posts will work in the areas with the highest waiting times and will work with colleagues to reduce the waiting times in that area. There will be a requirement to travel between sites throughout Nottinghamshire.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as part of the multi disciplinary team to screen for appropriate referrals
  • To complete an 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 make independent diagnostic decisions based on consultation, history, presentation, pathology and/ or imaging results and to seek supervision from service medical support in complex diagnostic situations.
  • 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

This role is working within Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust within the Mental Health Services for Older People directorate.

The successful candidate will work within the MAS service and will review/accept referrals for individuals over the age of 65 with cognitive impairment, completing assessments for the same to ascertain whether or not a Dementia diagnosis is appropriate.

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

To signpost for post diagnostic support

Person Specification



  • Must hold RNMH qualification


  • Non-medical prescribing qualification



  • Education to masters degree level or equivalent experience


  • Clinical supervision course
  • Teaching and assessing training



  • 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 and prescribing for people with dementia
  • Can evidence knowledge of dementia


  • Community Mental Health experience
  • Knowledge of Trust non-medical policy and local procedure
  • Relevant clinical courses facilitiated research and audits that contribute to governance, service development and service planning

Aptitudes / Skills


  • 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

Contractual Requirements


  • oAble to travel across the Trust Geography to execute the requirements of the role. o

Trust Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate at interview that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Portland Street

Kirkby in Ashfield

NG17 7AG

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