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We are currently looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Mental Health (MH) Practitioner to join our St Ives Neighbourhood Team (NT) Older People's Service. This is a great opportunity to join our friendly and passionate Team working with a specialised client group.
You will not only be part of an established well integrated MH team including CPNs, psychologists, Consultant Psychiatrist, MH Support Worker, Social Workers, and will be part of the exciting Integrated Care model built around NT's.
We are motivated to provide a service-user focused, evidence-based interventions for people aged 65 and over living in their own homes/care homes with both Functional/Organic mental health illness. We seek to provide high quality and effective treatment, care and support which is informed by your professional body.
The post has opportunities to develop skills and knowledge via training and working alongside experienced practitioners and to be involved in service improvement.Main duties of the job
You will have the opportunity to manage a caseload of service users, delivering a diverse range of clinical skills delivering therapeutic and recovery-based interventions. We seek to empower service users and carers to actively engage in their recovery journey, working alongside a range of third sector organisations.
The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under pressure at times, and with a desire for innovation. We are able to support agile working for staff, using all appropriate I.T equipment and support.
This service covers St Ives, Huntingdon and the surrounding rural areas.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 descriptionJob responsibilitiesPlease note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot use public transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria. Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
- Mental Health practitioners in Neighbourhood Teams will provide assessment and interventions for people with significant mental health conditions
- Offer training, advice and guidance to colleagues in the neighbourhood team on common mental health conditions.
- Participate in Neighbourhood Team MDT meetings and ensure key information is recorded in shared care plans
- Work closely with the mental health integrated care team in order to provide an excellent mental health service.
- Clinical Assessment of mental health needs
*DVLA have a number ofreciprocalarrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website Person SpecificationEducation / QualificationsEssential
- Relevant professional registered qualification (Registered mental health nurse or Occupational therapist)
- Training in supervision and appraisal
- Post qualifying training
- Non-medical prescribing qualification
- Significant relevant experience in working within a mental health service.
- Experience of working with older people with mental health needs
- Registered Student mentor
- Experience of clinical and managerial supervision of junior staff
Skills & AbilitiesEssential
- Experience of working with an older people's community mental health service.
- Have experience of mental health challenges
- Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
- Excellent clinical skill in assessment and interventions for common mental health conditions
- Excellent communication skills and ability to summarise information and communicate with colleagues.
- Excellent understanding of the needs of carers
- Ability to communicate effectively with people in distress or with communication difficulties
Knowledge & UnderstandingEssential
- Experience as safeguarding lead
- Experience of doing Best Interest Assessments
- Experience of working with nursing home and care providers
- Excellent understanding of statutory framework and care commissioning including: safeguarding, commissioning of care and Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity act
- Excellent understanding of research in field
- Ability to travel in the community
- Ability to sit for sustained periods of time
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Positive approach to older people
- Willingness to embrace integrated model and new ways of working.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Kings Hall, St Ives
Parsons Green, St Ives Business Park
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