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Memory Service Nurse

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Old Age
Band 5
Full Time
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We are currently looking to recruit a band 5 Mental Health Nurse into the Older Peoples Services Memory Assessment Team in the West of the city, on a temporary basis to cover maternity leave. We are looking for a committed and motivated practitioner able to demonstrate an in depth understanding of the needs of Service Users with dementia/cognitive impairment. Working with this special group of service users can bring its own challenges and complexities so a passion and desire to work within this part of the service is essential.

The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate the capacity to work independently but under the supervision of senior team members. You will receive clinical supervision / mentorship and a robust personal development plan to support and develop your practice.

Full time and part time hours considered.

Main duties of the job

An understanding of the needs around dementia would be desirable but not essential as the successful candidate will receive training and supervision from a senior practitioner. Good communication skills are also a key fundamental element to your role.

Service User and carers involvement is at the centre of our approach and you will embrace this in your practice. You will be able to demonstrate a range of evidence to assist the diagnosis and support of service users and their carer.

Within your role you will be able to make a positive contribution to the development of the service. You will have the opportunity to mentor students who undertake placements within the team. You will be encouraged to have access to regular supervision and to maintain your own professional development.

You will need to be able to work independently out in the community as well as being part of a Multi-Disciplinary team. It is essential that you have a full UK driving licence and use of a car. Successful applicants will be offered a comprehensive continuing professional development package which will include access to appraisal, clinical and managerial supervision.

About us

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

Job description Job responsibilities

Within the Memory Assessment Service setting you will be expected to implement all relevant forms of care without direct supervision and may be required to demonstrate procedures to and supervise qualified and unqualified staff. You will act as a mentor to student nurses, trainee nursing associates and support newly qualified staff on preceptorship.Post registration experience is not essential and newly qualified or soon to be qualified applicants will be considered.

Full time and part time hours considered.

Service operating hours are Monday to Friday, 09.00-17.00. It would be recommended to contact the services for further information and discussion about the posts.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
Experience Essential
  • Completion of preceptorship
Skills Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • . Driving Licence/ access to car

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