Dementia Home Treatment Team Practitioner (DHTTP)

Employer
Powys Teaching Health Board
Location
Newtown
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year PER ANNUM
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The post holder will be a part of a multi-disciplinary team working withindividuals who are living in their own homes. They will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for clients in the community.Using a team approach and working with a small case load, the post holder will work flexibly, intensively, creatively and responsively to clients' needs. The post holder will also ensure good links with others within the designated Dementia, Community Mental Health Team area and other relevant agencies and professionals.Those individuals using the service may have complex mental health needs.The aim of interventions is to help them to help themselves by developing ways of coping both practically and psychologically, by maintaining a high standard of delivery of health and social care packages that meets each individuals' own needs. Care plans will be evaluated for effectiveness under the overall care programme approach which aims to promote good mental health, and the post holder will work extended and unsociable hours in order to meet the needs of service users.The post holder will participate as an active member of the community team assuming the role of the key worker for patients in agreement with the Team Leader and will also take charge of the team caseload in the absence of the Team Leader.

Main duties of the job

Promote positive attitude to health and work towards the prevention of physical and psychological ill health.Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, directing, encouraging and leading therapies ensuring that they are delivered effectively. Ensure an effective therapeutic environment is maintained at all times.Without direct supervision carry out specific duties as per Team agreed procedures that may include processing team referrals, providing advice and directing referrers to more appropriate services.Prepare for and contribute to appropriate clinical team and other multi professional meetings, leading such clinical and non-clinical meetings when directed or in the absence of the Dementia Home Treatment Team Manager.Discuss with Dementia Home Treatment Team Manager any aspects of work which cause concern or anxiety.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work; a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

Did you know - Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Workforce team on 01874 712580 or powys.workforcegeneralenquiries@wales.nhs.uk

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification Qualifications and/or Knowledge Essential
  • Diploma/Degree in Mental Health Nursing, or equivalent (RMN) and NMC registration/ Degree level Social care qualification Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • High level of assessment/ risk assessment/ planning and evaluation skills necessary for working with acute Mental Health crisis
  • CTP working practices Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation POVA/safeguarding
  • Sound understanding of Mental Health Measure
  • Sound understanding of Mental Health Measure
  • Evidence of clinical and professional post qualification training and development
Desirable
  • AOTMH member, Fieldwork educator certificate Thorn Diploma/Degree
  • IT Skills
  • Brief Family Therapy qualification/Training
  • Cognitive Behavioural qualification/Training
  • Counselling qualification/Training
  • Clinical Supervision qualification/Training
  • Venepuncture
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience in Mental Health care
  • Experience of giving and/or receiving supervision
Aptitude & Abilities Essential
  • Commitment to Home Treatment model
  • Positive value base
  • Good team worker
  • Promote recovery
  • Self-motivated
  • Belief in inherent strengths of service user
  • Prepared to embrace change
  • Supportive of diversity of other's needs, opinions and values
Desirable
  • Ability to speak Welsh
Values Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate PTHB Values
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel within a geographical area
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work flexibly within 24-hour shift pattern
Desirable
  • Ability to speak / write Welsh


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