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Registered Professional - Band 6 (Coventry)

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum / pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
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Registered Professional - Band 6 (Coventry)

37.5 hours per week- we will consider part time hours for Caludon Centre, Coventry

There are new exciting changes being made to access and referrals into Secondary Care mental health services.

We are currently looking for motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Nurses & Social Workers to join our team based in Coventry.

Formerly known as the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team, the team is now known as the 'Mental Health Access Hub & Home Treatment Team'. The Mental Health Access Hub triage all referrals into mental health services, and performs urgent assessments. The Home Treatment team perform community visits, to provide ongoing assessment of mental state and risk, and at times to help administer medication.

This is forming part of the community provision for secondary mental health care in Coventry and Warwickshire. We welcome applications from reliable individuals, who are passionate and committed to make a positive difference to our service users.

Please note many Trust interviews are currently taking place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for registered professionals who are compassionate, motivated and approachable. In return you will be working within a supportive team with strong commitment to excellent customer care, and be presented with the opportunity to enhance your professional development.

As the successful candidate you must have a professional qualification i.e., nursing, social worker, with substantial post registration experience as a qualified professional of which you will have recent experience working with clients within a secondary care mental health setting.

You will be responsible for performing telephonic triages, face-to-face assessments, risk assessments and formulation of crisis care plan/s and discharge preparation for our service users.

The team/s operate a 24 hour Rota system and you will be expected to work various shift patterns.

Having access to a vehicle is deemed a requirement for this role, for the purpose of community visits, however due to changes in the service, those who cannot drive will be considered for office-based work, performing telephonic triages or face-to-face assessment at base.

About us

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull. The Trust currently holds a 'Good' CQC rating.

What CWPT can offer you:
  • An opportunity to work in a vibrant 'city of culture' with excellent transport links
  • Excellent progression opportunities
  • Support and guidance with preceptorship
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent staff benefits
  • Ongoing supervision and appraisals
  • Training opportunities through our apprenticeship scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached JD / PS for qualifications, experience , knowledge & Skills required

The post holder will be required to work within a multi-disciplinary Age Independent 24/7 Mental Health Access Hub & Home Treatment Team. The MHAH & HTT provide a service to people experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis (functional or organic) who require urgent assessment to determine the required interventions using the least restrictive environment to facilitate recovery.

The post holder will provide;
  • Telephonic triages
  • Urgent Assessments of mental health needs and risk
  • Formulation of plans of care in an acute crisis
  • Medication home treatment
  • Evidenced based intervention that follow the cluster pathway
  • Monitoring concordance to care and treatment plans
  • Support Care packages as required to meet the needs e.g. Organic patients
  • Contribute to the review of care
  • Supervise junior staff providing care delivery

The post holder will also be required to manage on a rotational basis the operational duty system, and provide a decision making process regarding workload, skill mix and resources. The post holder will be required during this span of duty to ensure that the team deliver the roles and functions as per operational policy
  • Gate keeping
  • Facilitate early discharge
  • Assessment (of mental state and risk)
  • Improved access for patients out of hours
  • Home treatment
  • Support Care packages as required to meet the needs e.g. Organic patients

The post holder will ensure that all organisational systems and processes are adhered to. The post holder will manage and organise competing and conflicting priorities and manage change in complex situations. The post holder will be a resource of clinical knowledge and competence in the service area contributing to staff and service development.

The post holder will be required to support the organisations agile working policy. The post holder may be required to act up in the absence of the team manager and to undertake delegated responsibilities as required.

Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Relevant Professional Qualification i.e RMN, DipCOT
  • Current unrestricted registration with HCPC/NMC
  • Specialist expertise across a range of procedures
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree/diploma
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Substantial experience in a Mental health care setting
  • Significant experience of risk assessment and positive risk management

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