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Community Mental Health Practitioner/Community Mental Health Nurse

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Various bases
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Due to career development within our teams we have a number of vacancies within our CMHT's. We are looking to recruit Band 5 Community Mental Health Practitioners and Registered Community Mental Health Nurses.

Main duties of the job

The teams provides quality assessment and intervention for older adults with functional mental health problems or dementia. The teams have well established processes to support multi-disciplinary working and prides themselves in the level of support and care they provides to service users and carers. Successful applicants would be expected to contribute to this way of working as well as carry a clinical caseload.

We would welcome newly qualified practitioners through preceptorship as well as encouraging continued professional development of more experienced staff.

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.

About us

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, NorthYorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We want you to be part of Our Journey to Change. This is our vision for where we want to be in five years' time - it explains why we do what we do, the kind of organisation we want to be and the three big goals we're committing to over the next five years.

It's the result of our biggest ever listening exercise and really importantly it's been co-created with staff, patients, carers and partners.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see job description as included within advert for full details of these roles and the skills and requirements we are hoping the successful applicants are able to demonstrate these within their personal statement.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration with an approved professional body.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Awareness of psychological models of care and treatment
  • Clinical Governance and Clinical Supervision.
  • Awareness of psychological models of care and treatment
  • Understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice
Experience Essential
  • Working with people with mental ill health.
  • Working in a person centred therapeutic organisation
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Working in partnership with other agencies

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