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EIP Care Coordinator

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per anuum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Berkshire Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIP) is looking for a passionate and enthusiastic band 5 mental health nurse to join their innovative and dynamic team. This is an exciting opportunity for newly qualified candidates who would like to develop skills to aid delivery of NICE guidance interventions with the opportunity to progress to a band 6 practitioner in the team.

The EIP team is a trust wide service, with teams based at each locality. We are a specialist service working with individuals experiencing a first episode of psychosis or who are presenting with an at-risk mental state, between the ages of 18 to 65.

We operate a Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm service, although some flexibility is required. This advert is for a role based at Hillcroft House in West Berkshire.

You will have a clear passion for supporting people and their family in their recovery. You will work with our integrated team of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychological therapists, and STR workers to empower and support our clients to understand their experiences and return to college, university or employment. We work with our clients for up to 3 years and the majority do get transferred back to their GP, therefore it is a rewarding team to work with.

Main duties of the job

  • To have clinical responsibility for a case load as specified by the EIP Clinical Lead.
  • To assess service user and carers needs, plan effectively, monitor and evaluate interventions using evidence based practice which is relevant to individual needs and within the EIP Interventions framework of research and audit.
  • To monitor risk, progress and where necessary compliance including the service users views to their care and treatment and when appropriate to work in partnership with the service users family and carers. To explain and discuss medication with the service user, including side effects they may experience and the role that the medication may have in their recovery or ongoing care.
  • To assertively engage with service users, striving at all times to develop good therapeutic relationships.
  • To participate in duty work on a rota basis with other team members when necessary.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer. We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:o Caring for and about you is our top priority

o Committed to providing good quality, safe services

o Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:o Flexible working options to support work-life balance.o 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sello Generous NHS pension schemeo Excellent learning and career development opportunitieso 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing schemeo Access to a range of wellbeing tools and serviceso Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurantso Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equalityo Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.o Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:
  • Diploma or degree level in mental health nursing, and registered with NMC
  • Understanding of psychosis and NICE recommended interventions for this client group
  • Ability to work flexibly and have a commitment to working in a dynamic and innovative service.

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Jacqui Short on 07721237093 or email: wholl be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • Degree in mental health nursing


  • Specialist knowledge acquired through training in psychosis

Previous Experience


  • Previous knowledge and experience of working in a care environment and with service users who have complex mental health needs

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to administer depot medication
  • Experience of working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and multi-agency environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant Health and Social Care legislation including Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Effective and competent interpersonal, influencing, communication, observation and reporting skills
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to analyse situations and be able to make strong decisions
  • Able to empathise, be supportive and sensitive to the needs of others as well as being able to cope with distressing circumstances
  • Able to empathise, be supportive and sensitive to the needs of others as well as being able to cope with distressing circumstances
  • Competent IT skills and the ability to navigate around various systems and software packages (such as Outlook, databases, MS office and the internet)
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, work on own initiative, work unsupervised and manage own workload
  • Manage difficult situations with service users that have complex mental health conditions and challenging behaviours


  • Experience of clinically supervising junior and unqualified staff and mentoring students
  • Substantial experience of managing a busy caseload of service users with a range of mental health conditions

Additional Requirements


  • Additional Requirements Able to travel and undertake home visits as required by the job role

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Early Intervention in Psychosis (Trustwide)

Hillcroft House, Rookes Way


RG18 3HR

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