Homefirst Assessor Job at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – Berlin

Band 6

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Homefirst Assessor


Band 6


Permanent: Secondment or fixed term contract also considered


Full time

Part time

37.5 hours per week

Job ref



Mid Cornwall area


to be discussed


£33,706 – £40,588 Per Annum / Pro Rata

Salary period



13/12/2022 23:59

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We pride ourselves in striving to be an employer of choice.

Strategic Themes

Great Care

We will deliver safe, high quality, consistent and personalised care based on best practice. We are working to be a responsive organisation that listens and learns.

Great Organisation

We work to be a green organisation, and our sustainability plan will deliver NHS net zero targets. We will support quality care, research and innovation. All our work will be underpinned by clear and transparent principles and systems.

Great People

We will work together with our staff to create an organisation that supports our collective health and wellbeing. We will attract, retain and develop great people, and embed a caring, open, inclusive and restorative just culture that supports us to deliver quality care.

Great Partner

With our partners we will deliver health care that improves people’s quality of life, prevents ill health and reduces inequalities. We will spend our money wisely to achieve high quality outcomes that matter to local people.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have a ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The successful applicant will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. Unless exempt, we encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Job overview

Working in Cornwall is brilliant. Lively towns, lovely beaches, swim, surf, sail, explore the countryside, join in the festivals, have an excellent work and life balance.

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and experienced health practitioner to join the Homefirst Team. This position is open to a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Nurse who has experience of working in the community or hospital settings and wishes to develop their assessment and rehabilitation skills.

You will be supported to develop whilst being part of a dynamic, progressive, multi-disciplinary team. The Team in Mid-Cornwall work closely with partnership organisations to support the intermediate health needs of our local population. The team are key to supporting discharges from hospital settings and preventing admission to hospital. You will be responsible for the assessment, planning and implementation of reablement and care. You will assist in the interpretation of relevant information, identifying problems and needs of a person and setting realistic goals. You will have excellent organisational skills combined with a wide knowledge base and experience of working with older persons, the community or hospital services.

Up to permanent full-time hours are available, a fixed term contract to try out the role or a secondment opportunity can all be explored.

Come and join our great team in a truly great place to live and work.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Nursing skills to the service, performing specialist assessments of patients including those with highly complex presentations, and from this formulating a diagnosis and treatment and/or rehabilitation plan.

To operate as a specialist practitioner being first contact for urgent requests to help both prevent hospital admission and facilitate early discharge.

To utilise specialist skills in community assessment and management of the acutely sick patient.

To provide leadership for support staff and junior staff through supervision, training and appraisal.

To participate in the planning and development of services within the designated team.

Model and deliver excellent evidence based clinical care, working as an autonomous Practitioner.

Working for our organisation

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see ‘supporting documents’.

Person specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential criteria

Degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy ,Nursing

HCPC registered, NMC Registered

Evidence of appropriate postgraduate courses and CPD to support practice, to degree equivalent level

Knowledge and Abilities

Essential criteria

Confident and competent leadership with the ability to work in diverse and complex situations

Proven leadership qualities, including the ability to motivate a team and negotiation skills

Awareness of safeguarding policies and procedures

Skills and Aptitude

Essential criteria

Clear understanding of clinical effectiveness and the need to provide evidence based care

Desirable criteria

Teaching, Assessing, coaching and mentoring skills to facilitate an effective learning environment for staff and students


Essential criteria

Substantial post registration clinical experience in a similar role

A broad range of clinical experience in a variety of community and inpatient settings

Extensive experience of working within a multidisciplinary team

Experience of managing the risks associated with working in a lone working environment

At Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we are proud to prioritise the development of our people. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

Career conversations and individual development plans for succession planning and talent management

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Access to a dedicated central development fund supporting CPD for all staff

Leadership and Management development programmes

Coaching and mentoring opportunities

A full clinical induction programme for 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 a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support our colleagues physical and mental health

Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff

Free DBS checks where required

Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions

NHS Pension Scheme

Salary sacrifice car scheme

Cycle to work scheme

The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

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 TRAC.jobs email regarding interview details.

We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

About the Company

Company: Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust –

Company Location:  Berlin

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