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Band 5 Assertive Outreach Care Co-ordinator

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year PA
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to shape service & positively engage with and change the lives of service users who have a severe and enduring mental illness and who have disengaged with mental health services.

The Assertive Outreach Team will offer a city-wide service working Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am & 5pm.

You will need to have the enthusiasm for, and experience of, working with service users with complex needs & who experience difficulty in engaging with mainstream services.

You will be responsible for setting supervision and support systems to junior AOT staff in their delivery of interventions, and to deliver excellent evidence-based care to patients within the service

The temporary location for this role will be Fulwood House, Old Fulwood Rd, Sheffield S10 3TH.

Main duties of the job

  • Maintain NMC registration / re-validation and adhere to professional guidelines and code of conduct.
  • Work within the framework of relevant policy and legislation both local and national.
  • Will act as a practitioner with access to supervision of the Band 6 nurse within the AOT.
  • Will manage a defined caseload under supervision from the clinical lead within the AOT Undertaking risk assessment, intervention and appropriate escalation regards to presenting risk to senior team members and/or external agencies.
  • Will be responsible for the planning implementation and evaluation of nursing care.
  • Working as active member of the team and assisting in the assessment of patients referred to the AOT service.
  • Support senior colleagues in the effective assessment and the delivery of interventions to individuals within their assigned caseload.

About us

We are passionate about providing the very best care to the people we support, and we're looking for amazing people who share this passion to join us.

What is it that makes our Trust such a special place to work? Well, it's all about the people. Our staff, service users, carers and families all come from such diverse backgrounds and all have expertise and stories to share.

It's important that you feel supported in your role, that the people who you work with are as passionate as you are and that your health and wellbeing is taken care of

If you're interested in developing your career, you'll have access to a range of training and education opportunities, including apprenticeships, work experience and placements, as well as the chance to get involved in research.

We are all very proud of the difference we make to people's lives each and every day and if that's something that you'd like to be part of we'd love to have you with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • With MDT colleagues, contribute to comprehensive assessments of an individuals health and social care needs in a variety of settings and agree the most appropriate course of action.
  • To assess, evaluate and manage clinical risk escalating these concerns appropriately when required.
  • To formulate a plan of care based on identified need.
  • Deliver evidence-based interventions as appropriate.
  • Review effectiveness of care plan at regular intervals.
  • To work collaboratively with service users, carers, and partner agencies.
  • To maintain computer held care records in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Responsible for the safe management and administration of medicines as defined by Trust policy.
  • Professional:

    The post holder is responsible for ensuring that they access and participate in clinical supervision.
  • Responsible for participation within the Trust appraisal process and to take a lead in the identification and engagement regarding their own personal development, professional mandatory & supervisory training needs.
  • Supervision:
  • Regularly review own caseload with supervisor to promote efficacy and contribute to the overall management of Service.
  • Deliver supervision and facilitate PDR with more junior members of staff.

These points are not exhaustive and you should read the Job Description & Person Specification documents attached.

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge and understanding of appropriate therapeutic approaches and engagement strategies
  • Demonstrable risk assessment and risk management skills with evidence of positive risk taking.
  • Demonstrable caseload and time management skills.
  • Ability to assess, plan and evaluate care.
  • Ability to work as an effective member of the multi-disciplinary team with an ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Additional skills /training in psychosocial interventions for people with SMI, CBTp and family interventions.
Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant Nursing QUalification.
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Evidence of continued professional development
Experience Essential
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Extensive experience in mental health in both inpatient and community settings
  • oExperience of managing/supervising others .
  • Experience of working with patients who find difficulty in engaging with mainstream services
  • Interest in working within Assertive Outreach Team and understanding of this model of care

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