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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Caradon Integrated Community Mental Health team is a progressive and recovery focused team with a strong emphasis on facilitating high quality, effective and evidence based interventions with people who experience severe and enduring mental illness. We are a team of highly motivated and supportive professionals who work to ensure we empower individuals to independently manage their own mental wellbeing.

We are looking for a Senior Mental Health Practitioner who is a confident and motivated practitioner with excellent communication skills who has a professional background in mental health nursing, occupational therapy or social work; you will demonstrate clinical practice that is consistent with the vision and values of Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. You will have experience, or will be looking for experience, in working independently in a community mental health setting; you will be able to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the assessment of care needs and clinical management of a defined caseload within the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) Mental Health Service.To carry continuing responsibility for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs of care, utilising the care co-ordination system.To develop the interface between primary and secondary care services so the patients/carers are offered focused and co-ordinated packages of care that are appropriate to their needs.

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.

Just over 532,000 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 Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration - NMC, HCPC
  • Professional qualification - RMN, OT, Social worker
  • Evidence of post basic training
  • Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice
  • ENB A12 Advanced Assessment skills
Experience Essential
  • Knowledge of current legislation, national policies and guidance relevant to people with a mental health diagnosis
  • Extensive experience of working with mental health patients
  • Demonstrate clinical leadership skills

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