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Band 7 Senior Practitioner - PCLS - Green Lane Hospital

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The North Wiltshire Primary Care Liaison Service has been through an exciting period of change and improvement. We are looking for an experienced practitioner to continue supporting and leading the team to support its vision of clinical excellence.

The successful candidate will lead and inspire the team to deliver a high quality and effective service for service users and carers. Working in partnership with the Team Manager, the post holder will ensure excellent operational and clinical standards are maintained within the team. This will be underpinned by robust and effective individual and team supervision processes. The post holder will demonstrate in their day to day work, a high standard of clinical quality and leadership.

Main duties of the job

To provide leadership, supervision, support and consultation to nursing staff and MDT staff in the team, in line with the relevant clinical pathway as outlined within the operational procedures.

Being an inspirational leader, practicing and sharing excellent clinical practice while also motivating others to deliver a high quality service. Balancing competing demands across the range of key result areas, keeping the needs of service user and carers at the heart of service delivery. Able to challenge operational issues effectively to ensure that service users receive the most appropriate support in their journey.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will lead and inspire the teams across Wiltshire to deliver a high quality and effective services for service users and carers. Working in partnership with team managers and Team based senior practitioners the post holder will support teams to learn from incidents and complaints and support the implementation of quality improvement processes to ensure excellent clinical standards are maintained within the teams. Please see attached Job Description for full details of this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Nurse (RMN), Social Work qualification (CSS, CQSW or DipSW), Occupational Therapy qualification or Psychology qualification.
  • Further relevant post-registration qualifications
Experience Essential
  • Substantial post-registration experience gained working in front-line services, undertaking assessments and delivering therapeutic interventions including in the most complex clinical cases
  • Demonstrates a highly developed understanding of the principles of recovery and the role of secondary mental health services in the delivery of care and able to show how this has been delivered in practice

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