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Memory Nurse Practitioner

Employer
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust
Location
Stoke on Trent
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
This is an exciting opportunity to join an award winning and MSNAP accredited service as a full time Band 6 Memory Nurse Practitioner. Experience of working with older persons and a knowledge of dementia is essential.

You will be expected to work autonomously and be responsible for assessment, possible diagnosis delivery, reviews and signposting to other services and support networks in line with the memory clinic diagnostic pathway. We are small, well established, welcoming team offering regular supervision and support to develop skills.

The memory service operates from two sites Bradwell and The Eaves at Marrow House with the expectation you will be scheduled to work across both bases and in the community.

Main duties of the job

To act as named practitioner/care co-ordinator for a specific group of patients and provide care under the supervision of the Memory Services Team Lead. To deliver Assessment and diagnosis delivery both within a clinic setting and the community to this group of patients and liaise with other professionals regarding progress and outcomes.

To ensure that practice remains abreast of new developments and to develop and maintain standards and implement change in respect of this.

To liaise with other professionals and agencies both statutory and non-statutory and to provide a link between hospital and community and/or primary and secondary services.

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust's Values. These are:

Proud to CARE:

Compassionate

Caring with compassion, it's about how we listen, what we say, what we do.

Approachable

Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open

Responsible

Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions

Excellent

Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To act as practitioner/care co-ordinator with responsibility for the assessment, planning and delivery of care to the identified patient group.

To act as a Change Agent and actively seek to develop practice

To develop relationships and strengthen links and liaise between the different To act as practitioner nurse/care co-ordinator for an identified group of patients within the overall community team caseload. To ensure that appropriate interventions are planned and delivered according to assessed need. To promote a positive nurse patient relationship and to engage with carers/relatives as appropriate. To have responsibility for documenting the plans of care and ensuring that plans remain current and that standards of record-keeping are adhered to. To take an active role in auditing and maintaining standards of record-keeping for this group of patients.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • A qualified/registered Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Experience in Old Age Psychiatry community/memory clinics


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working therapeutically in community settings in Old Age Psychiatry
  • Experience post registration


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of various approaches to mental health assessment
  • Understanding of psychosocial interventions


Employer details

Employer name

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust

Address

Marrow House

Stoke on Trent

ST3 1SR

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232-CMT-6412490

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