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Community Mental Health Practitioner

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Newcastle CMHT team are looking to recruit to a full time, Band 6 Community Mental Health Practitioner, the successful candidate will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team providing Adult Community Mental Health Services for Newcastle clients and their families. The nature of the client group and the philosophy of the team will require the post holder to work flexible hours.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of recovery based care programmes and the setting of standards of care to service users and their families.

The post holder will deputise for the Caseload Manager when required and undertake lead/senior roles within the Team.

The maintenance of positive working relationships and liaison with other departments, agencies and bodies both internal and external to the trust is critical to the successful application of this role.

Main duties of the job

To have the responsibility for the delivery of Mental Health services to specific individuals.

Coordinating clinical activity, liaison with the rest of the Newcastle Adult Community Mental Health Team and other appropriate teams, services and agencies.

Immediate problem solving and decision making and contributing to long term planning for future developments both within the immediate clinical area and within the service area.

To ensure that the values and principles of the organisation and of the service area are translated into the philosophy and operational policy of the clinical team and that these are evident in everyday practice.

To contribute to the instilling of the values that promote the rights of the individual and wherever possible aim to protect the autonomy of the service user and involve them in their care.

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust's Values. These are:

Proud to CARE:


Caring with compassion, it's about how we listen, what we say, what we do.


Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open


Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions


Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving

Job description Job responsibilities

Ensure awareness for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidelines for professional practice in pursuance with everyday activities. To always act in a manner that inspires the confidence of others and promotes the credibility of the nursing profession and the Newcastle Adult Community Mental Health. Act as a role model for junior staff and provide guidance upon appropriate professional behaviour.

Contribute to the development, setting and maintaining of those standards.

To ensure that new policy legislation, recommendations and guidelines are effectively communicated, understood and integrated into daily practice. (See appendix for examples of the same)

Maintain working practices that promote interagency and multidisciplinary working and ensure effective and accurate communication with particular emphasis upon inpatient facilities and the interface between inpatient and community care. Attend appropriate meetings / forums to ensure that the wider clinical team (multi-disciplinary team and locality team) are fully engaged in both clinical and developmental aspects of the area.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A qualified/registered mental health nurse - (minimum diploma level or equivalent qualification.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working therapeutically in community settings.
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of various approaches to mental health assessment.

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