Health & Justice Practitioners are based within the 3 Police Custody suites based in the Black Country to offer screening and assessment. Key tasks include arranging appropriate support and liaise with the professionals within the criminal justice system, in order to assist with offering access to healthcare for vulnerable individuals, by supporting with Health and Social needs, with the aim of diverting the service user away from the criminal justice arena.
You will receive referrals from our police colleagues of individuals in Police Custody. Your role will be to check health records to aid triage and identify those who may have vulnerabilities which would meet the eligibility criteria for the Health & Justice Service. You will make onward referrals to services which are required to meet individuals needs identified from the assessment. You will also consider whether informal admission to hospital or requests for Mental Health Act assessments are required to divert people from the Criminal Justice System.Main duties of the job
An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen for experienced practitioners with criminal justice interest to work in the Black Country's Health & Justice Service, which was formerly known as Liaison and Diversion Service. You would be expected to work in Police Custody suites based in the Black Country (Oldbury, Wolverhampton, and Bloxwich). This will include providing high quality assessments and support of people coming into contact with the criminal justice service. The unique service is delivered to people of all ages, with any vulnerability including but not limited to mental health, physical health, learning disability, substance misuse, head injury, unemployment, housing, educational needs etc.
This exciting service is currently funded by NHS England and is delivered by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
The successful applicants must be experienced in risk assessment, highly motivated and someone who is looking for a new challenge and have the skills to make a difference.
Applicants must be RMN, RNLD or social worker qualified and have experience in working with service users with complex needs.About us
By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
- Supporting your career development and progression
- Excellent NHS Pension scheme
- Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
- Options for flexible working
- Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
- Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
- If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
- Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
- Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, milage paid at business rates
- Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
- Free car parking at all trust sites
- Free flu vaccinations every year
- Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)
And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesKEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Main duties and responsibilities
- Take responsibility for specialist assessment (within service specification) in Liaison and Diversion in conjunction with service user and carer, helping to promote self-determination, choice and autonomy.
- To provide written reports for Crown or Magistrates Courts or to attend and give verbal evidence as required. To offer considered recommendations to these bodies.
- Responsible for participating in the setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing of practice in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.
- Assess patient's individual care needs, agree and refer on to appropriate agency.
- Complete and contribute, where appropriate to robust risk assessments and risk management plans. Deliver and promote positive risk taking, where appropriate, to improve quality of life and maximise occupational performance/independence.
- Maintain an effective reporting system by observing and reporting verbally and in writing on patient condition
- Utilise agreed outcome measures to review the effectiveness of process, as part of Health and Justice Service.
- Participate in the development of the service to ensure clinical governance processes are actively implemented at team level.
- Assist in ensuring that the aims and objectives of the service (as set by the Team Leader) are fulfilled and to identify factors which may inhibit these from being achieved.
- The post holder will be required to work within the NMC Code of Practice and professional guidelines.
- Maintain an up-to-date level of professional competence within the specific environment.
- Assist in the implementation of evidence-based nursing practice and participate in research and other projects as required.
- registered mental health nurse/learning disability nurse on NMC register
- registered OT, speech and language therapist or social worker
- leadership qualification
- psychological intervention qualification including EMDR, CBT, CBTp, family interventions, CAT, DBT, structured clinical management
Employer detailsEmployer name
- evidence of extensive post registration experience with working with clients experiencing mental health related difficulties
- experience of assessing, planning, co-ordinating and managing people with mental health problems in a community setting
- experience of integrating care delivery across multi-disciplinary / multi-agency teams
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Oldbury Bloxwich Wolverhampton
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