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Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
You will have continuing responsibility for proactive assessment, monitoring and management of patients and ensuring care is current, evidence based and in line with practice standards. You will provide clinical leadership to the team in evaluation and monitoring of the service, provide specialist assessment as per the service users, and carer's requirement.

You will lead with other senior colleagues the continuing development of a high quality service that is underpinned by evidence based practice and care pathways / packages and NICE guidance and DH guidance leading on service development and policy in conjunction with the other Advanced Practitioners, senior clinicians, Clinical Manager and Operational Services Manager.

You will work with the Clinical Manager to ensure that the nursing service is contemporary, evidence based and in line with practice standards, providing day-to-day nursing, clinical leadership, evaluation and monitoring of the service.

You will also have responsibility for the day-to-day supervision and management of lower banded staff within your team as required by your manager, this may include the management of these staff in line with agreed Trust HR processes.

Main duties of the job

Manage and oversee management and care of service users with highly complex needs.

Conduct and supervise assessment and observation to ensure appropriate and timely feedback to the team

Conduct, supervise and oversee risk assessments of the individual highly complex cases and the potential hazards in the service user's environment

Provide professional clinical leadership at multi-disciplinary meetings i.e. referral / review / business, professional or safeguarding meetings

Act as a care coordinator in highly complex cases

Assess and review care and support and supervise lower banded staff in this process

Responsible for teams administration of medications, assessment of side effects, review concordance and clinical effectiveness of medication regime in line with Trust policy including:

Provide education and support to develop service user's understanding of mental illness and training packages for staff

Provide psycho-social intervention, education and support to develop service users understanding of mental illness with aim to prevent relapse and admission

Provide practical support, guidance and education for services users, carers and other professionals as required

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Operational Management

You will be expected to support the work of the Clinical Manager in managing the performance of the service. This will include financial and resource management, operational planning, clinical governance, scheduling the delivery of the service and workforce planning.

You will be expected to support and plan new service delivery initiatives taking a lead management role in these initiatives as requested by clinical manager or operational service manager.

Person Specification



  • Full UK Licence


  • Access to a car for work purposes



  • Qualified RMN/SW or OT


  • Evidence of professional development
  • Training in brief interventions/CBT/PSI or psychological interventions



  • Experience of working in a community mental health setting


  • Evidence of professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


The C& E Centre

New London Road



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