The Ceredigion Older Adult Community Mental Health Team are looking to recruit a Specialist Memory Nurse.
The full time post will have a key role in providing time limited support and interventions to people with dementia, their carers and relatives in both clinic and home-based settings. The post holder will liaise with colleagues within primary care, community health and social care services, voluntary organisations and the wider mental health of older adult service as appropriate. The post holder will be responsible for carrying out initial assessments (including standardised cognitive tests), and participate in formulating diagnoses and care plans with the support of the MDT, communicating with clients and their carers, discussing treatment options, and signposting people to relevant support services. The post holder will be skilled in communicating clearly and sensitively, both verbally and in writing.
The Memory Service staff are expected to provide evidence based interventions and achieve positive outcomes for older adults and their carers these will be evidenced by performance indicators including activity data, targets and quality measures.
If you are experienced and highly skilled already in your field and want a change of practice or you are looking to take the next step into the community specialising in Dementia Services, we would welcome your application. Please feel free to make contact before you apply, we would be keen to hear from you.
Similarly, if you are considering a lifestyle change or simply a fresh start and are attracted to the outdoor life with a health work-life balance, West Wales comes highly recommended.
We are a close-knit, open and supportive service that values our workforce, and conscious that everyone’s contribution counts, encouraging professional and career development, from those first steps into working in the community through Advanced Practitioner positions which are taking off at present in our teams.
You will also be supported to develop your own clinical competency profile and to cultivate specialist areas of practice.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Interviews will be held on 15/01/2021.
For further details / informal visits contact:
NameKate Watson-JonesJob titleAdvanced Nurse PractitionerEmail email@example.comTelephone number01970 635367
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