Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Come and join us as we embark on an exciting journey of expansion and improvement for mental health services across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

In collaboration with our system partners will be expanding and improving all corners of mental health services.

Significant investment is being made into our acute care pathway, expansion of our specialist services in-line with the NHS Long Term Plan, and the transformation of our community mental health model of care.

Join us now and be part of this transformation, providing new and innovative care solutions to the people of Cornwall.

We have an opportunity for a motivated and passionate band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioner to work across our wards at Longreach House, Redruth providing acute mental health care.

If you feel you have the right skills and experience and would like to part of this exciting journey , then wait no longer - Apply now.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and passionate Band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioner to join our teams working within our Inpatient Mental Health Units at Longreach House.

Perran, Carbis and Cove wards are adult acute mental health units working with service users from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures who are experiencing an acute episode of mentalhealth difficulties.

Our emphasis is on providing a therapeutic environment, offering a holistic approach to treatment in a safe and supported space which promotes rehabilitation and recovery. We work with various professionals, carers and community staff to ensure effective delivery of care and a planned, safe and timely discharge.

The successful candidate will be required to deputise for the ward manager, oversee the day to day running of the wards and be responsible for providing high quality clinical leadership to the in-patient multi-disciplinary team through supervision and direction.

The appointee will be required to work rotational shifts including weekends and bank holidays as necessary, with a flexible manner to ensure a seamless whole service approach.

Safe and effective delivery of care will be expected alongside compliance with The Nursing and Midwifery Councils Code of Professional Conduct.

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

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Education Essential
  • Current professional registration - NMC, HCPC
  • Professional qualification - RMN, RGN, OT, SW, SLT etc
  • Post graduate specialist training to degree level in relevant subject area
  • Supervisor/assessor qualification or working towards
Experience Essential
  • Supervisory experience and/or qualification
  • Current experience of working in an inpatient environment post qualification
  • Experience of working with patients with complex and challenging needs

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