BAND 6 Care Co-ordinator (Nurse/SW/OT) Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP)
We are seeking passionate and creative clinicians to join our friendly and experienced team as Care Co-ordinator. You will be working alongside colleagues as part of the multidisciplinary team, working collaboratively in the assessment and planning of care and interventions to individuals experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in our diverse community, to work holistically with service users and their loved ones and to make a positive difference to individuals' lives.
We are seeking to recruit a dynamic clinical practitioner either a Nurse, Social Worker (SW) or Occupational Therapist (OT) to work with a caseload of service users and their networks, supporting them on their recovery journey.
You will be joining a forward thinking team and service that continues to strive to provide outstanding holistic and safe care in collaboration with the Community and Recovery Mental Health Services (CARMHS). You will have supervision and ongoing professional development with opportunities for training in specialist First Episode Psychosis interventions and skills. This is a fulltime post (WTE 1.0) working Monday to Friday, 9-5 hours. Based at Ealing Early Intervention Service, Cherington House, Cherington Road, Hanwell.Main duties of the job
The role of the Early Intervention Care Coordinator is to work in partnership with At Risk mental state (ARMS) and First Episode of Psychosis (FEP) service users wrapping care and treatment around hope and aspirations informing their care and recovery plans. To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team, working collaboratively in the assessment and planning of care and support to individuals experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis and manage a caseload.
The postholder will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with a sound background of working in a community mental health setting, of working flexibly and promoting the safety and the wellbeing of service users and their families/carers. They will have an understanding of the evidence based clinical interventions for this particular care group - including psycho-education, physical health and wellbeing support and risk minimisation planning.
They will demonstrate an understanding of evidenced based interventions for this particular care group - including education and support, carer and family psycho-education and risk minimisation planning. The post holder will work at all times flexibly and to promote the safety and the wellbeing of service users and their families/carers. They will provide clinical supervision to junior staff and students.About us
West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.
Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.
We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.
We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.
We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To be a core member of the team, using specialist health and recovery focused assessments.
To provide a highly specialised range of clinical interventions relevant to the care group and have knowledge of evidence based models of practice.
Care will be delivered under the Care Programme Approach and with support from colleagues. Taking on the role of care coordinator and working within the CPA policy delivering standards set out in the CPA policy.
To manage a caseload of clients with complex health needs.
To work in partnership with the individual service user and their families and carers as appropriate to ensure the delivery of the care plan, and to enable the development of a plan to facilitate their safety, promote their wellbeing and support their independence and inclusion in the community, by using recognised age appropriate self-management tools where applicable. This may include working closely with partner agencies such as voluntary sector agencies, schools and colleges which may be able to more appropriately help the service user complete these tools.
To develop care plans that meet the needs of the individual and their family/carers as appropriate and that are focused on strengths and are outcome based. To plan and implement client centred individual, family and group interventions, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.
To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Qualified RMN/OT/SW with current professional registration
- Evidence of relevant continuous professional development
- CBT qualification
- Family Interventions Qualification
- Post-qualification experience in mental health working with individuals with acute and complex needs
- Experience of supervising junior staff within own and/or other disciplines.
- Working in partnership with other agencies
- Working with people with psychosis
- Experience of working in a community setting
- CAMHS and/or CYP experience
- Care co-ordination and care planning within CPA in the community.
- At Risk Mental State (ARMS) services
- Specialist knowledge of mental health disorders as well as their relationship to physical disorders
- Mental health issues within diverse communities
- The Early Intervention in Psychosis model, ethos and practice
- Safeguarding policies and procedure
- Evidence -based interventions for First Episode Psychosis including psychological treatments
- Care Programme Approach principles
- Understand the principles of recovery and their application to risk management, positive risk taking and strength-based approaches to care delivery.
- Sufficient clinical knowledge to be able to make autonomous decisions, based on an analysis of complex presenting problems and judgement about available options.
- Ability to manage own caseload and time effectively revising and adjusting priorities as required according to the needs of individual patients and the service.
- Self-motivated, able to work autonomously and independently with confidence when required
- Work using own initiative, flexibility, and practising self-awareness
- Ability to frequently work under pressure, to meet deadlines and manage risk in the dynamic clinical working environment.
- Be aware of the limitations in own competencies and seek appropriate guidance from senior colleagues.
- Higher level communication skills, both written and oral
- Commitment to Equality Diversity and Inclusion
- Able to use peer and group supervision creatively
- Ability to be reflective and apply constructive criticism to professional development
- Sickness (or attendance) record that is acceptable to the Trust
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West London NHS TrustAddress
Early Intervention Service
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