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Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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An opportunity for two for Mental Health Community Senior Practitioner (Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker) to join the Harrogate Integrated Community Team

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic, motivated and experienced clinicians to deliver assessment, care co-ordination and treatment/intervention within an integrated multidisciplinary team. We currently have an opportunity to contribute both to the Primary Care offer in the team and another in the Secondary Care offer.

The team has an in house multi-disciplinary offer, comprising of Psychiatric and Psychological input, Occupational therapy input, and support from nursing and social work inputs. The team also has an in house employment support worker, assertive outreach component and an in house Physical Health facility making a wide scope of input readily available to team members. Our colleagues in IAPT are also in the same building making consultation / referral readily available.

Outside of Windsor House, the team has regular contact with the local borough council, the local authority, the regional drug and alcohol service, the third sector pathway and the novel GP based first contact practitioner offer.

Windsor House is situated walking distance outside of the town centre with ample off street parking nearby.

This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals looking to gain experience at a Band 6 level, as well as those with existing experience.

Main duties of the job

Promotes and maintains safety, privacy and dignity of all patients.

Undertakes assessments of and provides interventions for those referred to the team for support.

Acts, wherever applicable, in accordance with the Mental Health Act and associated policies and procedures including associated report writing and attendance at professional forums.

Responsible for ensuring the highest professional standards and attitudes at all times.

Provides clinical advice on complex issues to other members of the clinical team and staff from other disciplines.

Undertakes risk assessments in accordance with the Trust's Clinical Risk Assessment and Management Policy.

Supports individual patients and their families/carers in the community.

Responsible for decision making and coordination in a crisis situation.

Participates in the duty rota as required.

About us

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for further detailed information regarding the role and main responsibilities.

Please contact either Phil Donohoe(Manager) or Julie Bradshaw (Advanced Practitioner) for more detail regarding the job on 01423

Visits to the team for further discussion about the roles offered are welcome.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration with an approved professional body.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • For registered nurses: MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education. Must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor, clinical educator or equivalent. Must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a care environment.
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
  • Providing clinical supervision to individuals or groups as professionally appropriate.
  • Mentoring or facilitating students on practice placement.
  • Leadership or management experience
  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community environment.
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.

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