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Memory Nurse

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Hemel Hempstead
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary, min £1,136 max £1,915
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a enthusiastic Memory Nurse to join our friendly and vibrant team in the Early Memory Diagnostics & Support Service (EMDASS). We are also proud to be MSNAP Accredited.

As a memory nurse you will work with a range of other professionals including Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists to assess individuals with memory problems including dementia and mild cognitive impairment.

The post holder will be responsible for carrying out comprehensive cognitive assessment using a range of tools including the Addenbrookes cognitive examination (ACE 3) and the Bristol activities of daily living (BADLS). As part of your role you will also provide mentorship for student nurses on placement.

We strongly encourage and support carers to be involved in the assessments were possible and appropriate. We are also passionate about working collaboratively with other providers including Social Services and voluntary sectors i.e. Carer's in Herts and the Alzheimer's Society.

The successful candidate will be part of a team that's caring and supportive. We aim to provide regular supervision and promote staff development through appraisal and training. There is also an opportunity complete the Nurse Prescribing course through the University of Hertfordshire.

A Car driver is essential to this role (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)

Main duties of the job

Be responsible for the full assessment of care needs and risk assessment ofservice users presenting with cognitive problem. Following this the post holder will discuss their findings in the multidisciplinary team meeting and be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, without direct supervision (though clinical supervision is implemented as per policy to support you).

You will manage one self in a professional manner, responding to requests, inquiries etc in a timely fashion.Be required to provide education sessions for all professions (including partner agencies) formally and informally.

Be required to provide education, advise and guidance to service users and their carers and families. Provide a range of clinical interventions and treatments appropriate to the individuals needs.

Participate fully in providing quality care in line with local and national guidelines. Act as a role model in providing a service for people with mental health problems.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

Complete risk assessments that are clear, concise and detail plans tosafely manage any risks that are identified.

Use a variety of clinical skills appropriate to the needs of the individualand the clinical setting in which they are seen.

To provide ongoing interventions for people where assessmentindicates this to be relevant to their needs.

Where indicated by assessment to discharge with appropriate careprovisions and follow-up, with future review dates booked asappropriate.

Demonstrate a high standard of record keeping and documentation withadherence to Trust policies

  • Degree, diploma or equivelant in Nursing (Mental Health Nursing)
  • Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Mentorship Preparation Course.
  • Two years post registration experience, with at least one year post registration experience in Older People's Mental Health Care.
  • Post registration course in Dementia
  • Commitment to become nonmedical prescriber
  • Understanding of end of life care in dementia
  • Knowledge of legislation related to mental health and social care (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, National Service Framework, National Dementia Strategy, Care Programme Approach etc)
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel.
  • Ability to manage distressing and challenging situations.
  • Expert clinical skills in dementia care
  • Pre or Post registration training/ short courses in mental health and/ or older people's care.
  • Community and InPatient nursing experience.
  • Supervision skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Experience in research
  • Experience in audit.
  • Ability to assess and manage risks
  • Good range of problem solving skills
  • Good range of information gathering skills.
  • Fine attention to detail
  • Contemporary knowledge in dementia care (local and national)

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