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Consultant Practitioner - DOPMH

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 a year Depending on experience
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an inspiring and forward-thinking practitioner, leader and educator? Can you make a positive difference to older people with mental health problems and their carers?

We are seeking to recruit a qualified (ACP), highly experienced, dynamic and talented Consultant Practitioner to help support and deliver plans for a new DOPMH strategy, transforming and integrating services as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.

The Consultant Practitioner will work alongside DOPMH colleagues as well as interfacing with the wider Cornwall and IoS partnerships e.g. Dementia Partnership Board.

You will be the mental health co-lead for non-medical prescribing.

The role also entails a significant amount of teaching and a willingness to develop staff to reach their potentials and career goals.

For an informal conversation, please contact:

Emma Higgins Nurse Consultant DOPMH

Joy Williams Operations Lead DOPMH; LD; Autism

Sam Childs Area Director Central, DOPMH, LD

Main duties of the job

The Consultant Practitioner will be a highly competent, visible, experienced and autonomous practitioner, effectively functioning across the four practice pillars:

Expert practice: establish values-based practice across the care pathway, service, organisation and system, working with individuals, families, carers, communities and others.

Strategic and enabling leadership: provide values-based and strategic leadership across the care pathway, service and systems within changing and complex situations.

Learning, developing, and improving across the system: develop a learning culture to develop staff potential, add to and transform the workforce and help people to learn, develop and improve (in and from practice) to promote excellence.

Research and innovation: develop a 'knowledge-rich and inquiry' culture across the service and system that contributes to research outputs and has a positive impact on development, quality, innovation, increasing capacity and capability and the system.

They will use their expert knowledge and skills to provide Consultancy across all pillars, that includes sharing expertise across the system by using consultancy approaches and opportunities that have the biggest effect on practice, services, communities and populations, and add to and sustain the capacity and capability of the workforce.

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

For full information of the roles and responsibilities of this role, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications and Relevant Experience Essential
  • NMC or AHP Registration
  • Educated to Master's Degree level in relevant subject
  • Non- Medical Prescribing qualification
  • Advanced Clinical Practice (or evidence of e-portfolio route)
  • Teaching qualification and experience of teaching different disciplines in the care of older adults mental health
  • Significant experience of working with older adults with mental health problems and dementia at a senior level
  • Research experience
Skills and Aptitude Essential
  • To demonstrate competence within the four pillars of advanced practice
  • Commitment to patient advocacy, staff development and service improvement
  • To respond, prioritise and analyse complex situations to ensure safe and effective resolution
  • Exceptional presentation skills, able to articulate patient and service need up to Board level
  • Supporting staff through change and service development
  • Self aware - able to know own limitations and seek clarification, guidance as needed
Knowledge and abilities Essential
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of quality improvement methodology
  • Knowledge of relevant research , national and local strategies and evidence based guidelines and the ability to articulate to other staff and patients/carers
  • Knowledge of all legislation and application pertaining to the patient group able to articulate to other disciplines, patients and carers

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