Senior Mental Health Practitioner - Community Eating Disorders

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Senior Mental Health Practitioner (Community Eating Disorders Service)
  • Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK's most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
  • Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to making a difference to people’s lives to enjoy a better future?

This is an opportunity to join our innovative multi-disciplinary team (MDT) at a time when the community eating disorder provision across Devon is developing and evolving.

We are looking for a Band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioner to join the Community Eating Disorder Service (CEDS) based at Wonford House, Exeter. Experience and an interest in eating disorders is preferred although we will provide a range of training opportunities that can help you develop the skills you need.

We will accept applications from registered nursing practitioners, qualified social workers or Allied Health Professionals with some experience in mental health and an interest in eating disorders.

We are a dynamic and innovative multi-disciplinary team, providing eating disorder evidence based interventions, assessment and advice and consultation across the DPT footprint in Devon (excepting Plymouth).

We strive to integrate psychiatric and physical care which is essential in the managing of our complex patient needs. This involves close links with GP surgeries and CMHT’s plus local hospitals and specialist eating disorder in-patient units.

We have a wide range of skills and experience as a multi-professional team with a variety of staff groups, which include a Consultant Psychiatrist, Specialist Doctors, Dietitians,Nurses, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Assistant Practitioners and Peer Support Workers, along with Admin support.

We provide specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment for people with newly emerging eating disorders as well as for those with long-standing eating disorder difficulties and dual diagnosis.

Each patient has a named clinician within the team who supports them with their psychological health and wellbeing and delivers psychologically informed interventions. Every person's treatment is individualised and we aim to deliver specialist client-centred care, which inspires hope & recovery for our patient group and their family and carers.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.

£32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata (Band 6)
About you
The successful candidate needs to be self-motivated, compassionate and emotionally resilient and provide care to patients with a range of eating disorders. You will need to demonstrate safe and competent clinical decision-making and assessment skills plus be able to work collaboratively with the team to meet the needs of patients.

You will need to be clear and confident with communication abilities both written and verbal, capable of interacting and working creatively with people who use our services, their families & carers, plus staff and colleagues from other services, including medical teams.You will also need to be confident working without supervision, with the knowledge to devise individual recovery plans.
The location
Your base will be in Exeter, however under the current COVID-19 conditions this may be subject to alternative arrangements/change for example home working. Please be assured that any alternatives will be discussed fully with you and the organisation. Please ask the appointing manager if you have any questions.
About us
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.
Our offer to you
We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our staff networks
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.
Living here
Devon offers beautiful coastal and countryside locations with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the Country, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat.

Great place to work. Great place to live

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