Specialist Clinical Practitioner

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Oct 2022

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Old Age
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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The role
An exciting opportunity has risen in South Hams and West Devon OPMH CMHT for a permanent post of 0.6 WTE Band 7 Advanced practitioner. Non-medical prescribing competency is essential.

The successful applicant would be joining an experienced team of Advanced Practitioners delivering high quality care to older adults with functional and organic mental illness and play and play an integral role in supporting the wider team working closely with the consultant.

Please see attached job description for more information.

Please feel free to contact Dr Catherine Paton, Consultant psychiatrist, South Hams and West Devon OPMH CMHT on 01803-869251, to have an informal discussion about this post.

£40,057 - £45,839 per annum pro rata (Band 7) - 22.5 Hours per week
About you
The post holder will demonstrate courageous and critical thinking and is a caring, compassionate and committed experienced person who, acting within their professional boundaries, will provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care. They will demonstrate safe, competent clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills and prescribing for patients within the service. The post holder will commit to demonstrating critical thinking in the safe clinical decision-making process. They will communicate and work collaboratively with the team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures, and providing leadership as required.

The post holder will work as a member of the multi professional team by providing an advanced clinical role to prevent un-necessary acute hospital admissions and where safe, appropriate and in the persons best interest to do so keep patients in their own homes for longer, work to identify and proactively prevent premature relapse and/or deterioration in a person’s condition hence where possible avoid admissions into long term care facilities.

The post holder will work as part of a multi professional team providing a clinical service that is sensitive to the needs of the population. The team will provide comprehensive assessment in order to establish diagnosis and creation of an appropriate person centred evidenced based treatment plan this may include the independent prescribing and regular review of treatment with a medication, working closely with the medicines optimisation team.

The Advanced Practitioners will contribute to the development and implementation of effective models of care to facilitate timely, clinician to clinician advice.
The location
Your base will be in Totnes, covering the South Hams and West Devon locality, however under the current COVID-19 conditions this may be subject to alternative arrangements/change for example home working. Please be assured that any alternatives will be discussed fully with you and the organisation. Please ask the appointing manager if you have any questions.
About us
Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.

You’ll be part of a team that is compassionate and supportive, and genuinely committed to working together with the people who use our services, their families and carers in everything that we say and do.
Our offer to you
We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our staff networks
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities
Living here
Devon offers beautiful coastal and countryside locations with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the Country, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat.

Great place to work. Great place to live

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