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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Northampton
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year (Dependant on experience)
Closing date
25 Jun 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is an exciting time to join one of our 5 Community Mental Health Teams in the West of Northamptonshire as we transform our services to ensure we have the right resources to look after our local population. You will be joining an MDT consisting of a range of healthcare, social care and third sector staff.

We have opportunities available in Northampton and Daventry with options available for both flexible and agile working.

The role of the Community Mental Health Practitioner is an integral part of the MDT where the postholder can make a significant positive contribution to a service users recovery journey. As a keyworker, the post holder will assess, plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based care to service users and their carers within a defined geographical area based around each of our primary care networks. The postholder will provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the MDT. The postholder will provide supervision for junior members of staff and deputise for the Operations Manager when required.As part of the transformation we are moving away from individual practitioners holding caseloads to a keyworking model where there is rich MDT involvement and shared decision making leading to better service user outcomes.

We are looking for dedicated and compassionate practitioners who can demonstrate our leadership behaviours of working together, being authentic, taking responsibility and embracing change.

Main duties of the job

As part of the transformation we are moving away from individual practitioners holding caseloads to a keyworking model where there is rich MDT involvement and shared decision making leading to better service user outcomes.

We are looking for dedicated and compassionate practitioners who can demonstrate our leadership behaviours of working together, being authentic, taking responsibility and embracing change.

About us

Community Mental Health Teams aim to provide planned and effective mental health support and interventions alongside the service user, their loved ones and other services in line with the goals and needs of the service user. CMHTs work with other agencies and organisations to look after the health of its local population. Responsibility for this is shared between the CMHT, other organisations, the service user and their loved ones. Team members work in collaborative multi-disciplinary teams where they help one another. CMHTs aim to be recovery focussed and work in accordance with trauma informed care principles. The teams include; Consultant Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Registered Mental Health Practitioners such as, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Community Support workers, Peer Support Workers as well as having representation from social care, housing, drug and alcohol services and the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. The MDT holds overall responsibility for the care provided with each service userhaving an identified keyworker in the team who is the point of contact for them and their carer.

We are currently offering a £5000 bonus to people applying outside of NHFT

NHFTwelcomes applications from people, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status or pregnancy or maternity status.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • The post holder is responsible for the assessment of service user care needs which may be highly complex and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, without supervision.
  • Responsible for ensuring programmes of care are co-produced with service users and carers, are kept up to date and relevant and are available for others within the multidisciplinary team to refer to when needed
  • To contribute to the delivery and development of the CMHT by using effective evidence-based practice in line with agreed national standards for clinical practice
  • To undertake the role of keyworker for service users whose needs may be highly complex, liaising and sharing information which maybe highly complex and sensitive with others involved in their care and in line with the Consent to Share Information Policy
  • To provide structured therapeutic interventions with potentially complex clients in one-to-one session or group settings as appropriate
  • To be accountable for the planning and delivery of all aspects of patient care in relation to the service as set out in the NMC Code of Practice.
  • To continuously improve clinical care standards in line with the clinical governance framework to ensure the highest quality of care is provided in safest manner
  • To work as an autonomous member of a multi-disciplinary team in the provision of specialist care and knowledge
  • To communicate effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team, patients, carers and the public


We would encourage applications from groups who are currently underrepresented in the organisation. In particular, applications from disabled people (with both visible and non-visible disabilities), people from black and minority ethnic communities and lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) people.

Car owner/driver and current driving license essential or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Mental Health acute experience at Band 5
  • Registered practitioner
Desirable
  • community experience
Skills/Experience Essential
  • Skills/experience demonstrated through personal statement
Desirable
  • Experience delivering therapeutic interventions
  • Evidence of further training


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