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Mental Health Practitioner *New hire Bonus*

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Mental health practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
New Hire Bonus- £3000

The permanent posts are eligible for a £3000 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of £1000 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of £2000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. Please see attached New Hire Bonus Terms & Conditions.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) provides integrated community and mental health, learning disability and social care services of the highest standard due to our continued commitment to quality and service improvement. We aim to support people of all ages to achieve the very best they can for their health and well being. To ensure that we achieve this goal we look to recruit candidates of a high calibre that share our passion for delivering excellent service user care, research and education.

The Memory Assessment Service offers diagnostic assessment, short term follow up to people with diagnosis of Dementia and establishes medication treatment (where applicable) and enables the psychosocial implications to be identified and planned for by the patients and their carers.

Main duties of the job

The small multi-disciplinary team is located in the Dementia Resource Centre, Peterborough, which also houses the Alzheimer's society. This is an excellent opportunity for those with an interest in working with Older People Mental Health Services to deliver to a clear agenda both clinic based and in their homes in Peterborough and the surrounding villages.

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated full time (37.5 hours per week) Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) to join the team. If you are looking for an exciting challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of an established team striving to make a difference by supporting people with their mental wellbeing and recovery then we want to hear from you. There is a strong system in place to support the successful candidate.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To work within the integrated care team-mental health memory service to ensure that patients needs are met
  • To contribute to the assessment of memory functioning and health and social care needs, interpreting, planning and implementing treatment and care to patients within professional guidelines, with the support of Band 6 mental health practitioner.
  • Wherever possible to avoid hospital admission and reduce inpatient length of stay to ensure those patients receive the appropriate care in the most appropriate setting.
  • To keep the patient at the centre of his or her care, ensuring patient and carer participation in decision making.
  • To support the band 6 mental health practitioner with interventions including support and guidance to both the person with dementia and their carer.
  • Organise and manage own time allocating work appropriately
  • To ensure that record keeping is to a consistently high standard
  • To use evidence-based practice, to ensure clinical care is effective and appropriate.
  • To highlight and report appropriate and potential risks.
  • To ensure that they contribute and work towards the service/organisational aims and objectives of the Neighbourhood teams and the new model of care.
  • To ensure that accurate and timely written records are kept which comply with the Trust policy and NMC guidance, reporting on any issues as appropriate.
  • To ensure that they comply with current good practice in informing/updating all members of the multi-disciplinary team, their colleagues, service users and appropriate others of changes involving current nursing care plans, patients progress and other relevant matters that pertain to the care of the patientProvide support and education to peers, new staff non-registered staff and students
  • To support the band 6 with day to day planning and delivery of a high quality nursing service.

Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot use public transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

*DVLA have a number of reciprocal arrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN level 1 RMN level 2
  • Evidence of professional development
  • ENB 998 or other teaching qualification, mentorship.
Experience Essential
  • Experience in acute or community mental health setting
  • Experience of working with people with a diagnosis of dementia
  • Community experience
  • Primary care experience
Skills/Abilities Essential
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team.
  • Good communication skills
  • Good report writing
  • Able to assess plan and implement care
  • Teach and support student nurses or OTs and HCA'S
  • Standard keyboard skills and ability to communicate through IT using packages such as Word.
  • Time Management and prioritisation Skills.
  • Understanding of clinical supervision
Knowledge/Understanding Essential
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
  • Recognises the limits of own authority within the role Seeks and uses professional support appropriately
  • Understands the principle of confidentiality
  • Demonstrates professional curiosity
  • Responsible for maintaining registration with NMC and or other professional bodies
Other Essential
  • Demonstrates empathy for the concerns of others
  • Listens to and understands directly and indirectly expressed feelings Encourages others to express themselves openly
  • Manages strong emotions and responds constructively to the source of problems
  • Shows respect for others' feelings, views and circumstances
  • In highly stressful situations keeps own feelings in check, takes constructive action and calms others down.
  • Has a range of mechanisms for dealing with stress, can recognise when to use them and does so
Physical requirements Essential
  • Able to travel independently in community.

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