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Care Co-ordinator

Employer
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The service supports working-age adults who have moderate to severe affective and psychotic disorders. The teams offer support in a number of ways, drawing from the expertise of such a variety of disciplines.

To be right for this job:

You have a degree or relevant professional registration as a Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social worker and will be an active member of a dynamic, highly motivated, skilled and creative team

You will be working in a supportive environment that values your supervision and professional development

You will have a voice and role to play in service development

You will have the opportunity to manage a caseload of diverse service users, delivering a diverse range of clinical skills and building a therapeutic and recovery based relationship.

Recovery principles are embedded in the work of the locality teams and we aim to support people to reach their potential by facilitating hope, empowering autonomy and developing meaning and purpose in life.

Main duties of the job

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under pressure and with a desire for innovation. We are able to support agile working for staff, using all appropriate I.T equipment and support, and have a secure area for staff bicycles. The city provides a good opportunity to be active at work, with staff being able to cycle to local appointments.

You will be involved in the delivery of care-coordination to a specified caseload operating under the CPA framework, a daily duty service, ongoing risk management, care planning, support around benefits and housing, carers' assessments, physical health care and a wide variety of therapeutic interventions for which you can access training and supervision. You will also be involved in ensuring that the service is a positive learning environment for students from various disciplines.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.

1. To undertake assessment of individuals and their families/carers accessing the service with complex health presentations, including those service users presenting with higher levels of risk.

2. To develop alongside the service user, their care plan.

3. To offer specialist professional assessment and advice where required.

4. To assess and manage on going risks as identified during the assessment, ensuring that this is done in collaboration with the service user and carers.

5. To regularly review risk factors and make changed to the management of them as necessary.

6. To work using assertive outreach approaches to engage the service user and their families.

7. To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Trust nursing strategy.

8. To ensure that clinical practice is evidence based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and Trust policies and procedures.

9. To provide supervision of junior staff and trainees where appropriate.

10. To act within the professional code of conduct at all times.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult], appropriate to the job role OR, Registered Social Worker OR, Registered OT.
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent, or intention to complete
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


Experience

Essential

  • Significant post qualifying experience in working with those presenting with serious mental illness
  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience and knowledge of dual diagnosis/substance misuse
  • Previous experience of working in the community


Desirable

  • Lived experience of mental health issues


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to develop effective professional relationships with others
  • Develop own skills and knowledge and provide information to others to help their development
  • Skills of assessing and interpreting service user conditions with appropriate actions
  • Plan and organise complex activities or programmes requiring formulation and review
  • Able to use Word, PowerPoint, clinical systems, email and /or willingness to learn
  • The ability to multitask and mental adaptation to different unpredictable situations


Physical Requirements/Other

Essential

  • Ability to use manual handling techniques
  • Energy to work with younger and older people
  • Required to use a PC
  • Punctual and flexible across hours of work when required
  • Ability to travel across sites


Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Union house

Union Lane

Cambridge

CB4 1PR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

310-ASMH-5486805-E

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