Community Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Basingstoke
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 pa
Closing date
13 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Calling Band 6 Community Mental Health Practitioners! Do you have a passion for working with older adults? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!
Based at Bridge Centre, Basingstoke the Older Adults CMHT offers assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support for people with a deterioration in cognition and/or dementia and over 65’s who present with functional mental health illnesses. We work closely with carers and other services, such as Adult Health and Social Care and with the voluntary sector, particularly Andover Mind.

The CMHT is a lively, dynamic and supportive multi-disciplinary team which provides care coordination and recovery focused care for individuals with complex and challenging mental health needs.

You will need excellent assessment and communication skills. In addition, you will carry a caseload and participate in the team’s duty system. As a senior clinician, you will need to work alongside other agencies to promote holistic recovery focused care as well as producing reports, supervising staff and running clinics as necessary.

You will need to be able to work autonomously in the community and use your own initiative. The successful candidate will have sound clinical skills, be able to coordinate complex care, have good administration and IT skills, as well as good report writing, organisational skills and working knowledge of CPA processes and safeguarding.

We will ask for a high level of commitment, motivation and knowledge working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems and/or dementia.

In return you will have a fulfilling and varied role within a welcoming team. You will receive active support and opportunities for personal and professional development. As a registered professional you will automatically become a member of our Academy of Clinical Excellence (ACE) which has a specific focus on the professional development and career progression of our nurses and Allied Health Professionals.

Applicants must have a driving licence suitable for use in the United Kingdom and access to a vehicle for work purposes. Our working hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00.

If you have the above qualities and are interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Anke Muylaert or Joanne Godfrey on 01256 376 451 or email us on anke.muylaert@southernhealth.nhs.uk or joanne.godfrey@southernhealth.nhs.uk.

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