An exciting opportunity has become available for enthusiastic Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner to work in Hartlepool Affective Disorder team.
Are you an experienced Mental health nurse looking for a new opportunity? We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Mental Health Professional to join our busy but friendly team.
This is an excellent and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to become involved in the development of a proactive and forward thinking team. You will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team and be offered opportunities to develop and enhance your existing clinical skills. You will receive regular supervision and support from the leadership team. The service currently operates Monday - Friday 9-5pm.
We are currently the pilot site for Community Transformation which will mean you will become a part of Specialist Treatment and Intervention Service which provide care and treatment to patients with a wide range of severe and enduring mental health conditions as a result of the merge of the Psychosis and Affective Disorder Services within Hartlepool.
Main duties of the job
As a member of the team you will provide a service to those individuals who present with mental health issues, with an emphasis on psychologically informed brief interventions.
You must be willing to work collaboratively with service users of varying ages and differing needs as well as their carers and families .
You will need to have significant experience of working with people with mental ill health in a care setting, delivering clinical interventions specific to care pathways.
You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You are required to have the ability and experience to manage complex cases in partnership with other agencies providing care coordination in line with CPA. In addition you will further develop skills in psychological therapies, psychosocial interventions and care management.
You will encourage ongoing engagement from all staff utilising effective leadership skills. You are required to use your own initiative and make decisions independently for this post.
There is an expectation of commitment to the development of high quality care, and to engage in quality improvement activities. You will be supported with regular management and clinical supervision.
Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.
We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas. Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
- Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
- Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
- Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious
Job description Job responsibilities
To improve the lives of people with mental ill health by minimising the impact of their condition through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and well-being.
To be compassionate in meeting the needs of patients and their carers.
To work as part of a community team which may be integrated, working collaboratively and in partnership with local authority services.
To be professionally accountable and responsible for patient care, undertaking a range of clinical/therapeutic interventions in patients homes and other community settings.
To act as lead professional or care co-ordinator as appropriate.
To promote social inclusion, community access and participation through the provision of patient care.
To facilitate others in the team to develop competence by providing leadership, day to day supervision, clinical advice and clinical supervision to registered healthcare professionals as appropriate, associate practitioners, community support workers and students.
To be committed to and take a lead role in activities integral to the Trusts Quality Improvement System.
To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental ill health.
To promote at all times a positive image of the Adult Mental Health Service and the wider Trust.
Additional contact details
Team Manager (Psychosis Team)
Person Specification Qualification Essential
- Current professional registration with an approved professional body.
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
- Leadership or management qualification
- Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
- Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a care environment.
- Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
- Leadership or management experience
- Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise
- Works independently and is able to manage complex cases/ make decisions in line with good practice, relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
- Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community environment.
- Relevant training
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