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Memory Assessment Nurse

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per Annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Memory Assessment Service in Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation provides assessment and treatment to people living with dementia or suspected dementia.

We are looking for a passionate, highly motivated individual that is an effective communicator, and with considerable experience in the role they are applying for, or experience in assessment of people with dementia.This post will work alongside the local complex care multi-disciplinary community teams, these form an essential part of the pathway from early diagnosis.The post is supported by the Dementia and Older People's Mental Health team, the Primary Care Practitioners, Occupational Therapist and the Dementia liaison nurse providing care for people across the pathway.

We are looking for highly motivated individual, who is passionate about working in this field and who are looking to join an innovative service delivering high quality safe and effective care, that people who use it, say is good .

You will be a qualified professional and have experience of working with people with dementia and be able to manage a caseload placing the person at the centre of care in a rewarding but busy role. The ability to work in partnership with carers/family members and services in the community is essential.

We will provide you with management and clinical supervision and the opportunity to develop your skills in this area of work through training and development.

Main duties of the job

Provide specialist nursing skills, knowledge and expertise in the assessment, care and management of people with a suspected dementia / dementia to support the Consultant, GP and other primary care teams

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration - NMC,
  • Professional qualification - RMN, RGN
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Previous Post graduate qualification relevant to specialism
Experience Essential
  • Recent Substantial experience of working with people with dementia post qualification
  • Experience in undertaking cognitive assessments without direct supervision
  • Previous experience of mentoring students
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment
Skills Essential
  • Proven leadership, organisational, prioritising and team working
  • Recent Substantial experience of working with people with dementia post qualification

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