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CPN in Dementia & Older People's Mental Health Service

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

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CBT therapist, Old age mental health nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Dementia & Older People's Mental Health Service in Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation provides assessment and treatment to people living with dementia and adults with functional mental health difficulties and increased complexity associated with physical ill health and the physiology of ageing.

This post is for a Community Psychiatrist Nurse working with people who have a dementia illness and/or a functional mental health illness, the latter the age of 75 and over.

The post is based at Edward Bolitho House in Penzance, with the Coombe DOPMH team, visiting people at home, in care homes and supporting our community health and social care teams.

The team in which you would be based have the following disciplines: A Consultant Psychiatrist, a Team Manager, a Memory Assessment Nurse, fellow Band 6 CPN's, a Clinical Psychologist, Primary Care & Dementia Practitioner's , a Dementia Liaison Nurse, Health Care Assistants, and an Occupational Therapist.

You will be a qualified professional RMN and have experience of working with people with dementia and/or mental health disorders and be able to manage a caseload under the Care Programme Approach placing the person at the centre of care in a busy but rewarding role.

As a community Practitioner you will be commuting between visits and so will be required to hold a valid UK drivers licence and have access to a car.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide assessment, treatment and care co-ordination to two broad client groups:
  • People living with dementia.
  • Frail adults living with a range of mental health needs with the increased complexity associated with physical ill health and the physiology of ageing.

The post holder will work as a senior member of the team and will have the responsibility to work closely with a wide range of both statutory and non-statutory agencies in developing and delivering personalised care under the care programme approach.

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 Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification - RMN
  • Current professional registration - NMC
  • Post graduate qualification or equivalent experience in a psychological therapy e.g. CBT
Experience Essential
  • Substantial experience of managing a busy caseload of clients with Dementia and a range of mental health problems and frailty associated with old age
  • Providing clinical supervision
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment
Knowledge/Abilities Essential
  • Computer literate
  • A working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act, and Deprivations of Liberty safeguards
Abilities Essential
  • Holds a valid UK drivers licence

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