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Screening and Assessment Clinician

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
These are new roles created to help us deliver our plans to transform our community mental health services, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The transformation of our community mental health services will lead to truly integrated health and social care for adults in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey who have serious mental illness.

As we transform our Community Mental Health Services this is an exciting time to work in Haringey. We're developing new partnerships and introducing new roles into our Community Teams. This role will form an integral part of how local residents access our adult Community Services and will involve a sensitive and detailed initial screening assessment for clients referred to the Core Community Teams.

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of community mental health services and a track record of working successfully as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team.

The post holder will work as part of a Core Community Team to undertake initial screening assessments of clients referred to the Core Community Team. The post holder will work closely with the Core Community Team Senior Staff and wider Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) to feedback on screening assessments and jointly agree on a client's care plan.

Main duties of the job

  • To participate as an effective member of the MDT and be responsible for the development and implementation of a client centred approach to care: assessing referrals, developing the care needs of clients and their carers.
  • Use specialist assessment skills and techniques to undertake high quality screening assessments and plan appropriate treatment with the MDT and Senior Clinicians.
  • To ensure that statutory and legal requirements of care are incorporated safely within each client's programme of care.
  • To undertake a comprehensive Risk Assessment and clearly communicate this within the MDT to formulate a clear plan of care.
  • To meet the physical, psychological, social and cultural needs of the individual and their family, using research-based knowledge and skills to maintain the individual's identity.
  • To recognise the needs of the family/carers, ensuring their involvement in care where appropriate whilst offering support and education with empathy.
  • Apply specialist clinical knowledge and experience to provide education for clients to develop a greater understanding of their mental health condition and working in a client centred way withclients to help develop their awareness of their condition, life skills and coping strategies.
  • To work autonomously and have identified on-going responsibility for delegated aspects of the operation of the service.
  • You may also be required to take on additional tasks and responsibilities commensurate with thisBand

About us

At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Community and Mental Health Trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

The Trust's values are:
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Being Positive
  • Working together

By coming to work at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust you will be joining a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity, and inclusion one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe places for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored. Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes, and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where you can thrive and succeed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Working autonomously, the post holder will undertake a formulation based on the screening assessment and following discussion with the Core Community Team Senior Staff feedback to both the client and referrer.

The postholder will liaise closely with referrers and partner organisations to ensure clients receive an assessment within required timeframe.

The post holder will adhere to Trust policies, data protection and Health and Safety.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Mental Health Professional (Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychologist)

Experience and Knowledge


  • Minimum of 18 months post qualification experience
  • Experience of working within a specialist area of mental health nursing.


  • Ability and experience in dealing with developing and implementing systems that support clinical excellence.

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrable effective clinical assessment skills


  • Ability to show leadership and effective co-ordination in the absence of Senior Staff

Personal Qualities


  • Effective team working, interpersonal skills.
  • Good written and verbal skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


St Ann's Hospital

St Ann's Road


N15 3TH

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