Memory Assessment Nurse

Memory Assessment Nurse Newtown, Wales

Powys Teaching Health Board
Full Time Newtown, Wales 24000 - 31000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

To receive, within a single point of access system, referrals via GP for people with a possible or suspected diagnosis of dementia.

To undertake a culturally sensitive, comprehensive generic assessment and diagnosis of dementia.

To deliver pre and post diagnostic counselling, to include disclosure of the outcome of the assessment to the person (and their family if appropriate), including the sharing of diagnosis and its potential implications.

To contribute to the maintenance and ongoing development of standards of clinical practice within the Memory Assessment Service (MAS), participating in service evaluation.

To signpost to other services and contribute to a seamless pathway to secondary mental health services (including the Dementia Home Treatment Team) where these are indicated.

Delivering integrated care in partnership with other local health, social care and voluntary organisations.

To deliver a range of therapeutic interventions to groups of people with recent diagnosis of dementia.

In return for your skills and expertise we can offer you a variety of rewarding challenges, continued training and development and the opportunity to work within a friendly and supportive team.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated nurse with excellent communication and clinical skills to join our Memory Assessment Service in North Powys . You must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible in approach and able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will possess excellent communication skills, a sound clinical knowledge base and a commitment to caring for patients utilising a Person-Centred philosophy

Based in North Powys , you will be integral in implementing the Dementia Action Plan for Wales. As part of the team, you will be required to carry out assessments, plan support, signpost and give advice to others on the care and treatment of people referred to the Memory Service. Additionally, you will be involved in the introduction and monitoring of memory enhancing medication.

We are committed to exploring innovative ways of working to enhance patient experience. We know that our success depends on the commitment and dedication of our staff and we aim to recruit and retain the best staff possible.

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work; a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

Did you know – Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Workforce team on 01874 712580 [email protected]

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The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac.

Memory Assessment Nurse
Powys Teaching Health Board
Cardiff, United Kingdom
David Sissling
Unknown / Non-Applicable
1001 to 5000 Employees
National Services & Agencies
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