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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £40,588 a year Salary is dependent on experience
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Here at Blandford CMHT, we are excited to recruit a registered Mental Health Professional to join the team. We are looking for an experienced Band 6 MH professional to join the team, however we would consider applications from Band 5 Mental Health professionals looking for an opportunity for career development.

We would welcome applicants from newly qualified nurses or students due to qualify in the near future who are passionate about recovery, person centred in their approaches and driven to be part of a close working team. You will be supported in your clinical work, and professional development, by an experienced Mental Health Nurse, and with ongoing close & supportive supervision from the Team Leader together with an agreed programme of training and development.

Employment in this post requires a Standard/Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £23/£40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. Applicants who subscribes to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

We would welcome applications from newly qualified *nurses/occupational therapists/ physiotherapists, and we provide a very comprehensive and fully supported Preceptorship Programme for newly qualified healthcare professionals.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of an established integrated multi-disciplinary team, this team is made up of a Psychiatrist, Nurse prescriber, Nurses, Social Workers, OT's and Support Time Recovery Workers with further support of Admin and Psychologist.

If you are looking for a challenging, varied and rewarding job this could be the post for you and we would welcome you to come and meet us and apply.

We are looking for someone who is reliable, committed, dynamic, and a motivated professional with excellent communication, organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work.

Having experience of working in a community mental health environment would be useful, but not essential, you will need to be able to apply the philosophies of engagement and recovery within your work with service users.

A good level of IT literacy is an essential requirement.

The team is based in Blandford and covers the surrounding villages. The post holder will need to have a valid driving licence and use of a car as they will be required to assess and monitor patients in their own homes and within other community settings.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do, and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities, and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion, and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification Knowledge, skills and training Essential
  • RMN, OT or Social worker
  • Current professional registration
  • Experience of working in Community
  • Further evidence of professional development and training.
  • Phlebotomy trained
Job specific experience Essential
  • Experience of ICPA and Risk Assessment and Management.
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate treatment programmes.
  • Understanding of safeguarding processes.
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983.
  • Working knowledge of NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
IT Essential
  • Experience of using electronic patient records systems
  • Evidence of using basic IT packages
Physical health Essential
  • Physical Health - knowledge and link with MH

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