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Band 6 Community Mental Health Practitioner

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking to recruit a band 6 Community Mental Health Practitioner in our Dementia Service. We have a commitment to provide responsive, flexible and evidence based specialist service to those people who are undergoing an assessment of their memory problems or those diagnosed with a dementia offering assessment to their complex presentation and needs.

Based at the Kingswood Centre the NE Essex Dementia Service offers assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support for those experiencing memory problems. We work closely with third party organisations, particularly Alzheimer's Society in providing support for people using services and their carers ensuring effective forward signposting where appropriate.

We are looking for someone who can contribute to the good work, innovative new ideas, help drive service improvement and work collaboratively with other health care providers to reduce the number of admissions to the general hospital as well as mental health inpatient units.

Applicants will be expected to have professional registration and relevant experience at band 5 or above.

Main duties of the job

As part of the ongoing transformation of services in line with the NHS Long Term Plan, development of services for dementia have been working over the past year in developing an intensive responsive service to manage the needs of these patients. The role is to join EPUT as a Band 6 Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner within the Dementia Service which includes the Memory Assessment Service, Dementia Intensive Support Team (DIST) and the Dementia Support Team (DST).

The Memory Assessment Service offers age inclusive memory assessments and diagnosis. The Dementia Intensive Support Team provides short-term intensive treatment in the person's place of residence working towards admission avoidance. The remaining community teams provide support in enabling people with dementia of all ages to maintain their independence in their preferred place of residence looking at a complete holistic assessment leading to better health outcomes. This includes access to other community services that include assistive technology, advice about environment, and healthy living. Providing education for their families, friends and carers so they are better equipped to understand and support their loved ones with dementia

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder carries responsibility for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for patients with dementia who are within their own home a care home, nursing home or present within Colchester Hospital or within in EPUT.

The Dementia Intensive Support Team provides short-term intensive treatment in the persons place of residence. Working in close co-operation with hospital, community services, primary care staff, social care professionals and third sector organisations e.g. Alzheimers Society, Age Concern. They will be responsible for delivering treatment and helping to maintain standards of care within the Team. They will be expected to work collaboratively with individuals and their carers/family delivering person centred care. Actively participate in the training and education of staff, families and carers as required. In addition, they will also be responsible for ensuring that an integrated service is provided and ensure that good inter-disciplinary working is maintained.

EPUT offer a fantastic relocation package of up to £8,000. Covering a number of expenditures for new recruits relocating from 30 miles or more from their new work base at EPUT.

If you would like more information please contact

Person Specification Education/Qualification Essential
  • Registration Mental Health Nurse RMN Part 3
  • Evidence of appropriate CPD post-qualification
Skills/Experience Essential
  • Appropriate post registration experience at qualified practitioner level within Mental Health of at least 2 years
  • Good oral communication skills based on fluency on the English language
  • Experience of working within mental health community services

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