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Senior Practitioner

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
LONDON
Salary
£47,154 to £52,936 a year Per annum incl HCA
Closing date
25 Jun 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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There are eight Neighborhood Mental Health Teams linked to the primary care networks within City & Hackney working with residents with severe mental illness and complex emotional needs. The model aims to take a population health approach to mental illness and includes close collaboration with local partner agencies, including the contribution of community connectors to the team to support residents to connect with relevant local resources and services. The Neighborhood Teams provide personalized and collaborative interventions to adults in their localities with severe mental health problems and complex emotional needs. Once the identified interventions to meet an individual's needs have been completed, they will be moved to the Inactive list on the team caseload. They can access support again via their GP, partner agencies or by directly contacting the Neighborhood. The focus is on residents being supported to achieve their identified outcomes, promoting social inclusion and recovery.

Residents with severe and enduring mental health conditions requiring more intensive, specialised or longer-term support can also access the Complex Needs Service for working age adults or the Mental Health Care of Older People (MHCOP) Team. Step-down Recovery Workers in the Neighborhood Teams can assess individuals needs and facilitate access to the Complex Needs Service if needed.

Main duties of the job

There are eight Neighborhood Mental Health Teams linked to the primary care networks within City & Hackney working with residents with severe mental illness and complex emotional needs. The model aims to take a population health approach to mental illness and includes close collaboration with local partner agencies, including the contribution ofcommunity connectors to the team to support residents to connect with relevant local resources and services. The Neighborhood Teams provide personalised and collaborative interventions to adults in their localities with severe mental health problems and complex emotional needs. Once the identified interventions to meet an individual's needs have been completed, they will be moved to the Inactive list on the team caseload.

Each Band 7 Senior Practitioner within the Neighborhood Teams is responsible for the oversight of one of the teams, including management of caseloads and supervision and support to more junior staff within the team, chairing the daily referrals and weekly clinical meetings, and ensuring performance targets are met, as well as providing interventions tosome residents themselves. They will provide cross-cover support to their peers within the Neighborhoods. They will provide support to the Operational Lead for the Neighborhood MH Teams, including contributing to the development of policy and practice across the Neighborhoods and in deputizing for the Operational Lead in their absence.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification Education/ Qualification /Training Essential
  • 1.1 RMN, DipSW/Degree in SW or OT qualification
  • 1.3 Current registration
  • 1.4 ENB 998 or equivalent (nurses only)
  • 1.5 Evidence of continual professional development
Desirable
  • 1.2 First or Master's degree level or evidence of study toward qualification
  • 1.6 Post registration training in relevant area e.g. AMHP, practice educator, Non-Medical Prescribe
Experience Essential
  • 2.1 Substantial community experience of providing mental health care at Band 6 or above
  • 2.2 Experience of working in a multi professional team
Desirable
  • 2.3 Experience of supervising and appraising staff
  • 2.4 Experience of deputising and leading an MDT in the absence of the manager
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • 3.1 Ability to undertake mental health assessments in a professional and sensitive E I Page 8 of 9 manner
  • 3.2 Ability to communicate with service users/carers and colleagues across agencies effectively
  • 3.3 Ability to negotiate and lead across professional boundaries
  • 3.4 Ability to challenge traditional methods of practice in a constructive manner
  • 3.5 Ability to identify best practice and develop action plans to resolve poor practice
  • 3.6 Ability to manage own time and work independently, prioritising work as required
  • 3.7 Ability to chair clinical meetings to ensure productive outcomes is achieved
  • 3.8 Ability to supervise and appraise staff members
  • 3.9 Ability to motivate and inspire staff
  • 3.10 Knowledge of the presentation of mental health problems in adult mental health secondary care
  • 3.11 Understanding of relevant legislation and guidelines (e.g. Mental Health Act 1983, NICE, Care Act 2014), safeguarding children joint protocol, safeguarding adults national and local protocol
  • 3.12 Understanding of the principles of clinical governance
  • 3.13 To have a working knowledge of voluntary sectors and external statutory agencies
  • 3.14 Understanding of working across organisational boundaries
  • 3.15 Understanding of clinical audit and research in Mental Health Care for adults


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