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Primary Care Dementia Practitioner posted by Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
St Austell
£23,023 - £29,608 / year
NHS Band 5

Job Description



Main area
CC&D
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
201-19-031
Site
Alexandra House
Town
St Austell
Salary
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
Closing
27/01/2019 23:59

Thank you for your interest in working for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on [Click here to apply]. The Trust is committed to supporting all staff and we are currently reimbursing all application costs for staff who are eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust prides itself in striving to be an employer of choice.

All external appointments to the Trust will be required to attend a full Trust Corporate Induction which will be held at Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, PL31 2QN.

The induction programme is for all new staff and the length is dependent on the role you will be undertaking. It is an essential part of new staff training requirements and therefore attendance is mandatory.

Our Trust objectives are:

  • To deliver high quality care, safe and accessible services.
  • To maximise the potential of our workforce to deliver high quality care to patients
  • To achieve best value and ensure the Trust is sustainable and financially sound into the future
  • To diversify and develop services that meet commissioner and service user needs and expectations
  • To improve health and wellbeing by working in partnership to create life opportunities for our clients

Successful candidates will be invited to an Assessment Day on Friday 15th February 2019 held at Carew House in Bodmin. Please note this will be either a morning or afternoon session to be confirmed.

The countywide Primary Care Dementia Practitioner service in Cornwall is an innovative service that continues to move forward working with GP’s to meet the needs of the people with a suspected dementia, and a diagnosis of dementia. Based in primary care but with close links to the complex care and dementia community teams you will deliver support and interventions. You will be a key link in the journey for people with dementia and their carers and also offer support in to facilitate early diagnosis and detection. You will need to have a passion and motivation about working with people with dementia and be an effective communicator as the role involves liaising with a variety of agencies. This is an exciting opportunity for people with enthusiasm and the necessary skills to be at the forefront of a developing and expanding a pioneering service.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals from a variety of backgrounds including nursing, occupation therapy, psychology and social work and who would hold a professional qualification to reflect this. The post holder must be committed to improving quality of life for people with dementia, and their family/carers, as well as leading on developing person-centered care, providing independent expert advice, information and support. Primary care based dementia practitioners will meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers living in the community across Cornwall. This role will raise awareness and understanding and strengthen substantially so we can help those living with dementia have a better quality of life.

This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week, Job share will be considered.

For further information and informal discussion please contact Louise Rickard CC&D Team Manager Mid locality [Click here to apply]

Supplementary Information
Primary care Practitioners (PCDP) are key professionals who contribute to increasing the early detection and diagnosis of dementia. Provide ongoing support for people with dementia and their families/carer within the primary care setting.

Key elements of the role:
The team will provide a high quality, reliable, effective and proactive service to people with dementia and their families living in the community. The service will support GP Practices, primary care staff and complex care and dementia teams.

To achieve our Trust objectives, we prioritise the development of our staff. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund to support CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for essential operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of successful NHS Foundation Trust also brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Free access to individual RCNi portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions – often up to 15% savings
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Multiple flexible working options

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via theTRAC website regarding interview details.
We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users. We promote flexible working.

Please note that if you are successful you agree to Occupational Health Department accessing your occupational health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. In addition appointments are subject to appropriate DBS checks and previous three years satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Job Requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Reference Number

201-19-031

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