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Senior Mental Health Community Practitioner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to join our Integrated Community Mental Health Team based in Truro.

Carrick ICMHT strives to deliver high quality and effective services to people experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems, working as an interdisciplinary team. We offer assessment and treatment of mental health problems, with a focus on effectiveness and recovery, working to promote the independence of our service users.

We are looking for people who have a core profession in mental health nursing, social work or occupational therapy to join our community service line. We want people who have experience or who are looking for an experience in working independently in a mental health setting. As an ICMHT team member you must have a positive outlook and sense of humour to accept the challenges of working in a busy locality that extends to seaside towns and rural locations. You will need to have knowledge of general mental health problems, the impact this may have on service users and their treatment. You will need to have knowledge of the CPA process, legislation around mental health and The Mental Health Act. You will need excellent communication skills and place value on team and inter-agency working. We need a person who can demonstrate passion and commitment to mental health issues have an approach to excellent client centred care along with working flexibly as part of a team, to deliver innovative health and social care

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the assessment of care needs and clinical management of a defined caseload within the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) Mental Health Service.
  • To carry continuing responsibility for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs of care, utilising the care co-ordination system.
  • To develop the interface between primary and secondary care services so the patients/carers are offered focused and co-ordinated packages of care that are appropriate to their needs.

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.

Approximately 568,000 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 Shortlisting Essential
  • Current professional registration - NMC, HCPC
  • Professional qualification - RMN, OT, Social worker
  • Evidence of post basic training
  • Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice
  • ENB A12 Advanced Assessment skills
Shortlisting Essential
  • Ability to carry out comprehensive audits, recording and producing fit for purpose reports.
  • Extensive experience of working with mental health patients
  • Demonstrate clinical leadership skills
  • Knowledge around suicide awareness and prevention and the ability to support patients

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