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Community Practitioner

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are looking to work in a friendly, supportive and stimulating environment, that challenges your skills and allows you to progress and professionally develop. Then this is the opportunity for you. We are based in an vibrant area of the North East which includes historical sites, beautiful coastlines and world class eateries.

Gateshead CTT are looking to employ a suitably qualified Community Mental Health Practitioner. This is a full time posts (37.5 hours) for a registered Nurses who must be registered with the NMC.

Main duties of the job

Here within the Gateshead Community Treatment Team there is a real sense of team spirit, and we are looking to add clinicians with this same positive outlook to our already excellent skill set.

The mental and physical wellbeing service is a nurse led clinic within the Gateshead Community Treatment Team, for the ongoing treatment and monitoring of service users with long-term mental health conditions. Service users under the clinic will have reached a level of stability within their recovery, but have ongoing chronic difficulties and risks which require ongoing treatment and monitoring. Appointments are offered on a one to three monthly basis within a clinic setting.

The role would be to monitor and review medication including Clozapine, Lithium, high-dose antipsychotics therapy and ensuring care plans meet the associated physical health monitoring requirements. Risk assessment is vital and the ability to assess and refer on to other relevant pathways such as, enhanced care CPN case load, Crisis Team and hospital where indicated. The practitioner will be required to maintain excellent care records in line with care programme approach requirements, and maintain excellent communication with GP's.

You will be able to develop your skills by working with service users who have a range of complex mental health needs with associated risk, and you will need to demonstrate experience of being able to plan and deliver in collaboration with service users, families and their carers.

About us

We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.

We want you to be committed to ensuring that only the highest standards of care are delivered to our service users, their families and carers. In return one of our top priorities is looking after our staff so that we have a happy and healthy workforce.

You will need to be clinically experienced, solution focussed and competent in working with individuals, their families, and carers, in a community setting. You should have a collaborative and enthusiastic approach as well as the passion and commitment to develop and promote recovery-based interventions for adults with mental health related needs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Providing care and treatment in a community setting

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 6 September2023

Closing date : 20th September 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification



  • oCurrent registration on a professional register, e.g. RMN


  • Knowledge of evidence based treatments for psychosis and non psychosis



  • Proven track record of post registration clinical experience relevant to the post.
  • 12 to 24 month band 5 qualified nurse experience dependent upon service need.


  • Experience of working within a community mental health setting
  • Experience of working within an MDT



  • oKnowledge of evidence based interventions such as Structured Clinical Management, CBT, Family Interventions
  • Awareness and understanding of professional accountability, professional standards and of local and national initiatives
  • Knowledge of long term conditions


  • Clinical leadership
  • Knowledge of the use of anti-psychotic medications



  • Adaptability, flexibility, excellent communication skills and commitment to multi-agency team work
  • Ability to provide evidence based therapeutic interventions
  • comprehensive skills for continuous assessment of risks/safety planning skills
  • proven ability to carry out and provide comprehensive written assessments of individuals with complex mental health needs.
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team.
  • Evidence of a high level of professional, organisational and leadership skills (self & others).


  • Experience of working within a community mental health setting
  • Knowledge of other services which link to community services including voluntary and statutory agencies.
  • Training & Induction of staff.
  • Teaching/Presentation skills.

Employer details

Employer name

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


Dryden Road Clinic



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