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Homefirst Assessor

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

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, creative and experienced health practitioner to join the Homefirst team in South Kerrier. This position is open to a Physiotherapist; Occupational Therapist or registered RGN who has experience of working in the community and wishes to develop his/her rehabilitation skills whilst being part of a dynamic, progressive, integrated multiagency, multidisciplinary team. The successful applicant will be based in Helston community hospital primarily but will be expected to be flexible between North and South Kerrier as the need arises.

To provide a high standard occupational, Physiotherapy and Nursing to the service, performing advanced assessments of patients including those with highly complex presentations, and from this formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan.To operate as an advanced practitioner being first contact for urgent requests to help both prevent hospital admission and facilitate early discharge.To utilise advanced skills in community assessment and management of the acutely sick patient.To provide leadership for support staff and junior staff through supervision, training and appraisal.To participate in the planning and development of occupational services within the designated team.Model and deliver excellent evidence based clinical care, working as an autonomous Practitioner

Main duties of the job

The Homefirst team is part of the integrated community team in Kerrier which includes registered and non-registered nursing, therapy and administrative staff who work closely with partnership organisations to support the intermediate health needs of our local population.

You will be responsible for assessment, planning and implementation of care and assist in the interpretation of information relevant to the patient's condition/progress, identify problems and needs of patient and set realistic goals.

You will need to have excellent organisational skills combined with a wide knowledge base and experience of working in older person's services.

We will offer a supportive working environment in which to develop your clinical and interpersonal skills, a structured in-service training programme; appraisal and supervision system. CPD is actively supported through regular supervision and staff training.

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/Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy ,Nursing
  • HCPC registered, NMC Registered
  • Evidence of appropriate postgraduate courses and CPD to support practice, to degree equivalent level
Knowledge and Abilities Essential
  • Confident and competent leadership with the ability to work in diverse and complex situations
  • Proven leadership qualities, including the ability to motivate a team and negotiation skills
  • Awareness of safeguarding policies and procedures
Skills and Aptitude Essential
  • Clear understanding of clinical effectiveness and the need to provide evidence based care
  • Teaching, Assessing, coaching and mentoring skills to facilitate an effective learning environment for staff and students
Experience Essential
  • Substantial post registration clinical experience in a similar role
  • A broad range of clinical experience in a variety of community and inpatient settings
  • Extensive experience of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of managing the risks associated with working in a lone working environment

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