Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.
We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.
We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.
We are delighted to be in a position to advertise this unique role.
The Senior Practitioner in the Later Life Liaison Service, based at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, is an opportunity to combine clinical expertise and management skills.
The role involves a mixture of clinical tasks, where a high degree of autonomous practice is required, assessing, guiding and liaising. The service-user group is older adults requiring mental health assessment and support whilst on the wards at the BRI.
As a senior member of staff in Later Life Services, you will be expected to contribute to Dementia Strategy meetings, liaison with dementia services and be involved in delivering training.
In terms of management and leadership, you will be responsible for the day to day supervision and management of a small group of staff.
This post is full-time and fixed term to cover maternity leave.
As this is such an unusual role, we would welcome any interested applicants to discuss the opportunity further and would recommend an informal visit.
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.
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Tracey MCCRUM senior practitioner 01173429214
Shelley RATCLIFFE modern matron 07753420940