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Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Seaham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024
Exciting opportunities have arisen for Senior Community Mental Health Practitioners to join our Community Mental Health Teams in County Durham, to work with older people with mental health problems.

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced practitioners to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, specialising in work with Older Adults. Applications are welcome from those with Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy registrations. As a senior practitioner you will have a genuine interest in collaborative working with older adults experiencing functional and/or organic mental health problems including their Carers and families.

Main duties of the job

As a registered professional this is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to develop their leadership and clinical skills in a community setting. As a core member of the team, you will also be responsible for your own caseload, providing assessments, care co-ordination and delivering intervention in the community/care homes with people who have complex needs ranging from mild to moderate level of need to severe and enduring level of need and complexity. You will demonstrate excellent assessment skills, interpersonal, and team working skills and be able to work collaboratively with a range of statutory and third sector agencies.

You will have an enthusiastic approach towards your own personal and professional development. In return, you will receive regular appraisal, clinical, management and caseload supervision and will benefit from the support of an experienced and committed multi-disciplinary leadership team.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham , Tees Valley, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Nursing applicants should already hold NMC registration and have successfully completed their preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified Nurses or those due to qualify will be recruited via a separate process

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Current professional registration with an approved professional body.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor, clinical educator or equivalent. Must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • For registered nurses: MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


Desirable

  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
  • For registered nurses: Non- medical prescriber


Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community environment.
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
  • Providing clinical supervision to individuals or groups as professionally appropriate.
  • Mentoring or facilitating students on practice placement.


Desirable

  • Leadership or management experience


Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.


Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Old Vicarage

271 Station Road

Seaham

SR7 0BG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

346-DDM-037-24-A

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