Care Coordinator

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen in South Bedfordshire Community Mental Health Service at Leighton Buzzard CMHT, for a Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse or Learning Disability Nurse. We encourage you to apply for this great development opportunity in our team. You are welcome to come and meet the team prior to your interview. The team is based in Leighton Buzzard which covers Leighton Buzzard, Linslade and surrounding villages.

Our team core hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm and operate a Duty Professional system responding to those who require support in a crisis. Our teams provide assessment, care planning, intervention and evaluation of those with a moderate to severe mental health diagnosis for ages between 18 to 65 (up to 70 if already open to the team). Our service focuses on developing and utilising your specialist mental health skills and embracing your core competencies as a Registered Nurse. Working within our teams you will be involved in the planning of new services.

The teams are made up of a rich resource of multidisciplinary professionals who support psychological ways of working. The teams include Registered Nurses, Social Workers. Doctors, Psychologists, Assistant Psychologist, Occupational Therapists, Support Recovery Workers, Psychotherapists, Administrators and Employment specialists as well as working closely within a designated locality with Primary care mental health link workers, the Local Authorities and voluntary services.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will hold a caseload and work within the principles of the agreed model of care for the service as laid down in the operational policy. The post holder will work as an autonomous practitioner within an integrated team. This will involve the assessment planning, implementation and evaluation of the care provided and will liaise with all agencies involved with the client. The post holder will be required to administer prescribed medication which includes intramuscular injections.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

There are many opportunities, such as to participate in teaching at the recovery college, facilitate DBT, mindfulness, to join the AMHP training, to be involved in other groups and working closely in partnership with the drug and alcohol, CAMH and other services.

If you are looking to be innovative, a team player and want to be part of a supportive, progressive and effective team, then this will be the post for you. This role is available to existing Band 6's and also Band 5's who wish to progress in their career.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy for further information.

Person Specification Educational/ Qualification Essential
  • RNMH / RMN registered by the NMC Or Qualified Social Worker registered by the HCPC
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Qualified Mental Health Social Work/Award/Appointed AMHP
  • Educated to Degree Level
Experience Essential
  • Significant post-qualification experience, which must be within mental health services
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary environment/community experience.
  • Experience of working within an NHS/Local Authority environment and an understanding of the issues/ policies/ practice within these environments.
  • Previous appointment as an ASW/AMHP/Mental Health Officer
Knowledge/Skills Essential
  • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of mental disorder and the treatment options.
  • A thorough working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and subsequent amendments
  • Working knowledge of the NHS & Community Care Act and other social care & A/I Page 2 of 3 mental health legislation, policy & guidance
  • Ability to assess and manage complex and high risk situations effectively for the benefit of service users and carers
  • Good report writing skills and the ability to compile complex case recording and report presentation, including legal documents i.e. social circumstances reports, court reports etc.
Additional Requirements Essential
  • Able to travel between Trust sites throughout the County
  • Full driving licence
  • Ability to work shifts and weekends when required.

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