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Specialist Community Practitioner

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Crediton & Okehampton
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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The role
  • Are you an experienced registered mental health practitioner looking to challenge yourself in an exciting new community role as a Specialist Community Practitioner based within the GP Surgery

As we roll out our exciting plans for the community mental health framework DPT and its PCNs partners are looking to employ a Band 7 Specialist Community Practitioner to join the Crediton Community Mental Health Team, and to work within one of the two PCNs which cover the Crediton and Okehampton areas of Mid Devon.

The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic, motivated and skilled team and through your leadership and clinical knowledge, you will be a key part of the clinical leadership in your PCN.

You will be working as a member of the multi professional team providing an enhanced clinical role based within the PCN, and working collaboratively with the assessment practitioner, GP, other members of the Multi Agency Team and the Core Mental Health Team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures, and providing leadership as required

You will be working closely with the consultant psychiatrist and team manager to help with initial and ongoing prescribing, general medication and clinical advice for complex clinical cases.

This is a permanent position in the vibrant and diverse County of Devon, and you'll be joining Devon Partnership Trust, which encompasses urban, rural and coastal demographics that combine to make this a fascinating, beautiful area to work.

This is a really great opportunity to join the team at an interesting and exciting time as the team works towards transforming its community service so that they can offer the best and most comprehensive care to the people of Tiverton and the surrounding area of Mid Devon .
About you
You will be an experienced registered mental health professional and ideally a non-medical prescriber / therapy experience as well with excellent communication skills and a confident manner with patients and colleagues.

The post holder will demonstrate safe, competent clinical decision-making and have high levels of clinical competence in assessment and diagnostic skills. The post holder will commit to demonstrating critical thinking in the safe clinical decision-making process.
About us
This is a new post for both DPT and the PCN and we will encourage you be very much part of the change and development we need to embrace and we move forward with the implementation of the community mental health framework

Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.

You’ll be part of a team that is compassionate and supportive, and genuinely committed to working together with the people who use our services, their families and carers in everything that we say and do.
The location
Your will be based in one of the two PCN's in Crediton and Okehampton

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