Older People's Mental Health Community Healthcare Assistant.

Older People's Mental Health Community Healthcare Assistant.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust | Redruth, Cornwall, TR15, GB

Posted 16 days ago

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Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual wishing to work with people who have a dementia diagnosis or a functional mental health illness. The HCA role is an integral part of the Dementia and Older people's Mental Health team. The successful applicant will work alongside the MDT team, which comprises of the Consultant Psychiatrist, CPN's, Memory assessment nurse, Occupational therapist, Dementia Liaison Nurse, Psychologist and Primary care dementia team.
Supporting patients and their carers in the community, either in their home or in a care placement setting. Delivering time specific care planned contact, alongside the patients care co-ordinator.
The successful applicant will work with the Dementia and Older Peoples Mental Health, (DOPMH), team based at The Bassett Unit, Longreach House, Redruth.
This is a full-time position on a permanent contractual basis, working within the 2 x DOPMH teams across the West Locality, covering Redruth, Helston, Penzance, Hayle and the surrounding towns, countryside and coastal areas.
The successful applicant can negotiate their work base between either the Redruth Base of Bassett Unit at Longreach House and Bolitho House in Penzance.
For further information and informal discussion please contact Melinda Stevenson Locality Team Manager for the West & IoS DOPMH Teams on: / .
The post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, contributing to the effective provision of Mental Health Services to an identified caseload of service users.
The post holder will provide a range of services including practical and emotional support to individual service users as indicated by the individual care plans provided by their care co-ordinators.
Training can be provided to meet any gaps in skills and to meet the needs of the service for the successful applicant.
We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.
We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.
Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.
We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.
Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.
To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see 'supporting documents'.