Senior Practitioner (S117)

Posted: 2 years ago

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

£32,306 - £39,027



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Is mental health care your passion and would you like to develop your skills and expertise further in this area? Are you an experienced registered nurse (Adult, Mental Health or Learning Disability), or registered Social Worker / Allied Health professional who is motivated by providing outstanding person-centred support and would like to work in a supportive and inspiring environment?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’, then we would like to hear from you. This is an exciting opportunity to develop and utilise your mental health knowledge and skills, to inform the assessment and delivery of the mental health care provided to individuals across Dorset whilst seeking to continuously improve the service offered.

Personal Health Commissioning (PHC) has undergone a full-service re-structure and is continuing a journey of ongoing improvement to ensure we are at the forefront of providing high quality, efficient and sustainable services for our population.

We currently have an opportunity for an individual to join our small, dedicated team to support in the monitoring and review of specific packages of care commissioned to meet the mental health needs of individuals, who are eligible for S117 aftercare, or who require a period of rehabilitation as an inpatient, whilst detained under the Mental Health Act.

The role will require an ability to demonstrate professional knowledge, clinical skills and judgement, an analytical and inquisitive mind, and an ability to multi-task in a structured manner. The successful individual will have a strong understanding of mental Health and social care legislation.

The successful individual will need to support and monitor commissioned packages of care, ensuring that the patient is central to all decisions and that the care pathway is commissioned and delivered in a safe, high quality, well led, and supportive environment.

The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively with Health and Social Care practitioners, patients, families and carers, service providers, and regulatory bodies and always ensure that a high quality and timely service is delivered. The practitioner must demonstrate an openness and honesty and have strong assessment and reporting skills.

Experience of line management is desirable but not essential. Due to the nature of the role, there is a requirement to travel, and a full driving licence is essential.

Dorset CCG is a welcoming NHS employer and we offer a wide range of employee benefits. We have vacancies for motivated and experienced individuals like you who wish to work as Senior Practitioners across both the Dorchester and Poole sites.

This is a great opportunity to join the NHS Dorset CCG as part of the Personal Health Commissioning team as it continues its service transformation and development.

Our Mission

Using our clinical understanding, we strive to lead continuous improvements to health and care services in Dorset. Our key mission is to support people in Dorset to lead healthier lives, for longer.

This mission sets out our ultimate purpose. It defines what we must aim to achieve every day, through every decision and every interaction we have as an organisation. It also incorporates our vision statement. Our mission statement is explained as follows:

  • 'Supporting people' reflects our role of commissioning services for those who fall ill and in preventing illness in the first place. It also recognises the need for us to support people to manage their own health and to work with them to do this successfully.
  • We have a duty of care for all people while they are 'in Dorset' - not just Dorset residents.
  • 'Healthier lives' is the ultimate outcome we are aiming for. It reflects a need to prevent illness (e.g. through education), as well as recognising the need to provide timely services for everyone.

As a clinical commissioning group we have a responsibility as leaders within the health economy. Our unique position as clinicians also allows us to view things differently.

We already have an excellent health service in Dorset but, excellent services can still, and must, be improved to reflect a continually changing economy and society. By using our clinical understanding and different perspective we can drive continuous improvements, not just in health care but across all services within Dorset.



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Job Reference

Reference: 467-CCG-157.22

Closing Date: 2022-04-06

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