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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/03/2020.

Specialist Memory Assessment Service Practitioner

Job Reference: 351-MH1095-RA

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health Network
Fleetwood health and wellbeing centre, Fleetwood
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire and Sefton area. The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites.

Specialist Memory Assessment Service Practitioner

Band 6


We are looking to recruit a Band 6 Specialist Memory Assessment Service Practitioners across the Fylde Coast Memory Assessment Service. Successful candidates would be expected currently to work across 3 bases which are in Fleetwood, Lytham and Central Blackpool and would include travelling between as well as covering the Fylde Coast when visiting service users / carer’s etc.

This is an exciting opportunity and the successful candidates will be part of an evolving service that has the needs of the older adult population at its heart; and who are enthusiastic to come and join a forward thinking, dynamic and constantly developing team.

The post holder must have proven clinical skills along with excellent communication skills, good knowledge and understanding of dementia and the needs of individuals diagnosed with this condition. For this position it is essential that you have post qualification experience and be able to demonstrate a high degree of clinical skills and knowledge. Please see the job description and person specification for more details of essential and desirable skills.

The team offers high quality assessment and diagnosis both in a community and clinic setting, intervention and treatment alongside networking with other agencies to promote well-being and support for individuals and their carer’s and families during the process.

You will be aware of current guidance around service delivery in older adult mental health services and be able to evidence sound knowledge of this.

The MAS team is a training area for many different professions and you will be expected to provide support or mentorship as appropriate to students on placement in the team. You will also provide supervision and guidance to junior members of staff and provide leadership for the team as a senior member of staff.

The team is multi-disciplinary and works closely with other mental health service providers as well as primary care and other agencies. The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team which operates within the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.



For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information and an informal visit to discuss further please contact;

Contact Name: Dominic Hudson

Fylde Coast Memory Assessment Services Team Manager

Telephone: 01253 957036

Email Address:


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