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Community Practitioner

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a clinician to join the Older Adult Community Treatment.

As a Band 6 Community Practitioner you will coordinate mental health care and treatment for patients within our locality area with cognitive and functionally frail conditions. You will provide thorough assessment and treatment plans within NICE guidelines to a caseload of patients across Sunderland. You will be able to work autonomously and as part of a team.

Our Older Adults Pathway is a multi-disciplinary team with other functions available which can support with complex patient needs such as our Day Hospital, Step Up Service, Behaviour Support Service, Physical health monitoring and Care home liaison team.

It will be expected that you will possess excellent communication, interpersonal skills and have an ability to manage your time effectively.

You will work in a highly supported environment and will be provided with training opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills. You must have a strong commitment to the delivery of high quality, safe, patient care. We are an Award Winning Team two years running

We are there to help you grow and develop with your own career development and support your well-being individually as a valued member of the team

Our service is currently provided from Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays) with some out of hour's flexibility 8a.m. - 8p.m. to meet individual need.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the assessment and management of casework of service users who have substantial and complex needs
  • In collaboration with the service user and carer where appropriate, develop Recovery and Wellbeing care plans, ensuring regular reviews to monitor progress and adapt care plans as necessary
  • To provide compassionate care that is based on empathy, kindness, respect and dignity
  • To provide Clinical and Psychologically based interventions
  • Provide specialist advice to service users, carers, staff, statutory agencies, third sector partner agencies and the public
  • Provide clinical supervision to staff as delegated by Clinical Lead and Pathway Manager

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Utilise and develop a high level of interpersonal and communication skills that promote and maintain therapeutic relationships with service users, their families and carers and to help service users overcome any barriers to communication
  • Undertake a comprehensive core assessment of service user's health and social care needs. To be the primary assessor in assessment clinics and domiciliary visits as indicated
  • Communicate clinical formulations and interventions to service users and carers in an understandable manner based on recovery and well being model which inspires hope to the service user and carer
  • Contribute effectively to the multi disciplinary discussions reporting and escalating professional concerns and respond to changes to risk in a timely manner
  • Provide reports, information and advice (verbal and written to service user. professionals and carers/family

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 7th September 2023

Closing date : 21st September 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills


  • First Level Registered Nurse RNMMH, RMN,RNLD
  • 12-24 months minimum post registration experience


  • Ability to work effectively with other professionals within the MDT framework



  • Proven ability to carry out and provide comprehensive written assessments of individuals with complex mental health needs


  • Good verbal and written communication skills



  • Demonstrate an understanding od effective and appropriate treatment options including a range of evidence based clinical approaches as identified in N.I.C.E guidelines


  • Ability to adapt within a changing environment



  • Training in CPA (Care Programme Approach), Safeguarding, MAPPA (Multi Agency Panel for the Protection of Vulnerable Adults) and Child Protection


  • Experience of working in a community team

Employer details

Employer name

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


Hopewood Park

Waterwork Road, Ryhope



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