This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of mental health care for people with complex mood and/or personality disorder traits.
You will be an integral part of a supportive, reflective, and creative MDT and actively encouraged to develop their own clinical areas of interest.
We warmly welcome applications from clinicians from a variety of professional background including nursing, occupational therapy, or social work
and really value the unique perspective each of these backgrounds offers.
We would be happy to discuss creating a bespoke role
that allows some flexibility for continuing to be connected to your core profession. We can help you access supervision from a senior clinician from the same professional background and look to you having protected time for CPD and development opportunities and for carrying out core tasks related to your profession. We have strong links with senior leaders of a variety of professions, the community OT team, and Haringey Council and would be happy to discuss how these links could be embedded in your role.
The MAP Pathway is an innovative, leading service in the treatment of complex anxiety and depression (with underlying Cluster C PD traits). We focus on helping our service users to increase functioning and meaningful activity. Understanding the social needs of our patients is essential to our work and you will take a lead on integrating this into the treatment offered by the pathway.Main duties of the job
You will also hold a small caseload of service users with complex difficulties and offer psychologically informed social support, and care coordination. We try and ensure that all patients are known by at least two clinicians, so the role includes a lot of joint working, and you will be well supported by the rest of the MDT. There will also be opportunities to run therapeutic groups if you have an interest in this.About us
The partnership between Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I) is going from strength to strength since it was originally established in 2021 forming the North London Mental Partnership.
Why choose to join the Partnership?
Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- We believe that by working together, our two Trusts can achieve more for the residents of North Central London and our patients than we can by working apart.
- Deliver the best care using the most up-to-date practise in supporting those with mental health illnesses.
- Transforming and creating a positive environment for our service users, staff and visitors.
- Creating and working together to become a great place to work for all our staff.
- We offer flexible working, a wide range of health and wellbeing initiatives, NHS Pension and so much more.
- Generous Annual Leave Allowance
- NHS Discounts in a large variety of retail stores and services.
- We have excellent internal staff network support groups.
Person SpecificationQualifications/ RegistrationsEssential
- Liaising with other professionals to support continuity of care for MAP patients across the service and wider system as needed.
- Acting as key clinician and/or care coordinator to a caseload. This will involve formulating and implementing appropriate treatment plans within the clinical model of the service. These will be psychologically informed to ensure high quality, holistic care for patients.
- Providing specialist assessment of patients within the MAP Pathway
- Working autonomously, within professional guidelines, and the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures.
- Establish and maintain contact with patients support networks, both professional and non-professional
- Most clinical contacts will be face-to-face at St Anns. A limited number of home visits will be required where clinically indicated
- Weigh up, evaluate, and make autonomous clinical decisions based on formulation, history, and risk assessment
- Joint working with other members of the MAP Pathway plus other Trust services
- Facilitate therapeutic groups
- Supervision of junior staff
- Supervision of nursing, social work, OT, psychology students and trainees as necessary
- Contributing to training sessions to the MAP Pathway and other teams regarding areas of specialist knowledge.
- Offering formal and informal consultation on social issues to all MAP staff
- Core health professional qualification (nursing, social work, art therapy, occupational therapy, psychology) and registration with the appropriate professional body (NMC, HCPC etc)
- Able to manage a caseload of clients with complex needs.
- Able to contribute to the development of intervention and support for the identified patient group and their families
- Able to undertake comprehensive risk assessment and implement and evaluate risk management plans
- IT skills - Ability to use spread sheets and computerised systems
- Knowledge of the frameworks and legislation within which to work with people with No Recourse to Public Funds
- Experience and ability to work collaboratively within MDT as a Care Coordinator under the Care Programme Approach
- Working with patients with severe and complex mental health problems
- Knowledge of evidenced based practice pertaining Mental Health as a speciality.
- Experience of managing a caseload of patients with complex difficulties
- Experience of facilitating groups for people with mental health difficulties
- Experience of working with complex mental health presentations including Personality Difficulties
- Experience of working with psychological therapists and an interest in psychological approaches
- A willingness to working in a reflective way, including reflecting on your personal contribution to interpersonal dynamics with both colleagues and patients
- Work in a flexible manner and adapt to changing environments
- Willingness to work as a proactive member of the MDT and to travel to and from various locations
- The post-holder must have the ability to understand and implement the Equal Opportunities Policy at a level appropriate to the job and be committed to antidiscriminatory practice.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Personal experience of mental health problems.
- Experience of working with service users from a range of different backgrounds
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS TrustAddress
St Ann's Hospital
St Ann's Road
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