About the team:
SouthwarkHome Treatment Team provides 24hr, 7 day a week, crisis assessment and intensive home treatment to patients with the aim of preventing in-patient admission where possible or if admission is required facilitating earlier discharge. About the role:
This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Home Treatment Team Practitioner to join Southwark Home Treatment Team. The post holder will work as part of the borough's Home Treatment service on a rota basis. The role will include working across the Trust's Acute Referral Centre (ARC) on a rotation basis although the majority of time is spent located in the borough Home Treatment Service.
When working in the borough HTT team, practitioners undertake assessments and treatment as required. The person will lead in the assessment, co-ordination, planning, implementation, evaluation and delivery of high quality home treatment for people in acute psychiatric crisis. The role will involve responsibility for an allocated group of mental health service users in crisis, with the aim of promoting their recovery and maintaining them in a community setting rather than in hospital.
When working in ARC Practitioners undertake triage assessments and on occasions face to face assessments. They form part of a team that manages beds and are expected to follow through the referral to a safe conclusion which means liaising with wards, community services and Home Treatment teams.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will work as an experienced Occupational Therapist or Registered Mental Health or Learning Disabilities Nurse who acting within their own professional boundaries will provide care for presenting service users from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care. The post holder will supervise junior members of staff and support the work of the senior team members of the team.
The post holder will play a key role in the current development of the team and help implement the service's aims and objectives, as well as helping to ensure good links with referring in patient and community teams, with a view to reducing the number and length of inpatient admissions. Effective gatekeeping assessment and the identification and delivery of the best treatment packages for people presenting to services in crisis will also be key.
About us Benefits
We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer
Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
Other benefits include:
- Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
- Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
- Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
- Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
- Accommodation, our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
- NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.
- Counselling services
- Wellbeing events
- Long service awards
- Cycle to work scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Childcare vouchers
We look forward to receiving your application.
Job description Job responsibilities
See attached job description and person specification for details of main responsibilities and role requirements.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Recognised Professional Qualification in Nursing (RMN or RNLD) or Occupational Therapy
- Mentorship for RMNs or equivalent
- Post registration qualification in specialty
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- A range of relevant post registration experience in an acute mental health setting
- Excellent knowledge of mental health policy including relevant legislation especially the Mental Health Act
- Experience of having a lead role within a team
- Experience of delivering teaching
- Experience of a variety of psychological and social interventions
- Previous experience of working for a home treatment or crisis service
Knowledge and Skills Essential
- Able to assess risk and provide a management plan
- Able to conduct a thorough assessment of mental state, needs and risk
- Able to work with a wide variety of professionals and agencies
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Able to teach, appraise and supervise junior staff
- Full UK Driving Licence
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