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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Mental Health Practitioner to join our Fletcher ward.

On the Fletcher ward we support patients that may be admitted informally or detained under a section of the Mental Health Act. Patients may need intensive assessment and immediate intervention. Service users will only receive treatment on Fletcher Ward if their mental health condition cannot be safely managed in their own home, or with support from our community teams.

On Fletcher ward we aim to provide a holistic approach to recovery and rehabilitation within a safe environment. We value positive risk taking to enable clients to move forward with their lives and promote recovery. We aim to provide person-centred care in every aspect of our role and promote patient involvement in their care and treatment plans.Within the Fletcher team, we all try to listen calmly, respectfully, and patiently to others and treat everyone in a kind courteous manner. We will all try to be open and honest and work together to promote positive change and recovery.

Fletcher ward is a busy environment, and the needs of each individual cannot always be met instantly but should be met in a timely manner. The safety of the staff and patients here is the team's priority.

Main duties of the job

Fletcher ward is a busy 18 bedded acute mental heath admission unit for the east of the county based in Bodmin Hospital.

This exciting opportunity focuses on clinical leadership and developing and maintaining high quality care within a ward environment . The successful applicants will lead on PIPA , support and mentor learners and provide supervision to others as well as providing high levels of clinical care

Working alongside the senior staff nurses the posts enable the successful applicants to act as experienced role models and leaders to junior colleagues but also to develop leadership and managerial skills and enhance their career in mental health . We will support the successful applicant in accessing experiential learning and training .

This is a post that require a high degree of resilience , motivation and commitment and a willingness to help manage team to deliver high quality patient care through being an effective role model.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health.We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration - NMC - HCPC
  • Professional qualification - RMN - RGN - OT - SW - SLT etc
  • Post graduate specialist training to degree level in relevant subject area
  • Supervisor/assessor qualification or working towards
  • Current experience of working in an inpatient environment post qualification


  • Experience in managing a team/service



  • An ability to act calmly in emergencies and to respond in a professional manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Budget management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Bodmin Hospital - Fletcher Ward



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