We have recently been commissioned to pilot a new community outreach team which aims to support Children and Young People (CYP) under the age of 18 who are reaching crisis and at risk of repeat presentations to acute hospitals / A&E services or who may otherwise require an admission into an inpatient facility.
The aim of this new pilot team and the wider system is to prevent CYP from being Inpatient admissions wherever possible, and to support them in the community. The team will serve as a gateway in and out of Tier 4 (T4) provision so CYP will be able to access T4 provision / support without the need for admission. This is a significant change in both the clinical offer and culture.
We have an exciting opportunity for Mental Health Practitioners / Nurses / Social Workers / Occupational Therapists to join our new Outreach Team, working alongside the existing clinical teams across the newly established Specialist Services Care Group which is committed to supporting staff helping families and young people thrive.
The newly established Specialist Services Care Group provides inpatient and community services for children and adults needing specialist mental health assessment, care, and treatment. As an organisation we are absolutely committed to strengthening and creating real opportunities for learning, improving, and working creatively.Main duties of the job
The Mental Health Practitioner role offers a wonderful opportunity to be part of the multidisciplinary leadership team, influential in shaping, developing, and delivering care to meet the needs of the local population, in partnership with all other stakeholders. We are looking for individuals who have enhanced clinical skills and experience with an ability to inspire, motivate and deliver clear improvements for patients and staff.
Whilst experience in working with children and young people would make you perfectly suited to this role, we are really open to welcoming people from clinical backgrounds who have experience in other areas of mental health. We understand that you will be able to bring with you a wealth of skills and experience to the team and would welcome ways of thinking.
It will be quite a challenging environment at times, so we need clinicians with a positive attitude, compassion, resilience, and a hands-on approach. It is vital that the clinician is reflective around issues of power and difference, see the importance of working across systems, and can do that effectively. We can accommodate some flexible working in line with the service need. There will be a requirement to be able to travel independently.About us
Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly, and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.
Benefits included with this role are: -
Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- NHS pension
- Agile working opportunities
- Comprehensive in house & external training programmes
- Generous Relocation/Removal Package
- Starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
- Staff physio service
The role of the Mental Health Practitioner will be committed to the pilot Community Outreach team; however, the overall skills will be seen as an extension of the existing Dragonfly MDT. The Dragonfly Unit opened in September 2016 and has been rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission for the last 3 years, and recently received full accreditation by QNIC. Search | Norfolk and Suffolk NHS (nsft.nhs.uk)
We provide clinical supervision, specialist training and opportunities for professional development. We aim to nurture staff development and are passionate about improving standards and user experience.
Our Care Group includes:
- Early Intervention in Psychosis Service
- Eating Disorder Service
- Perinatal Mental Health Service
- Dragonfly Unit (adolescent in-patient ward)
- Kingfisher Mother and Baby Unit.
Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!
Interview dates are yet to be set, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.
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Please contact either: Karen Ezobi, Deputy Lead Nurse and Outreach Lead atE: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 07810853710 or Karen Newberry, Matron at E: email@example.com T: 01502 527400.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Nursing degree or equivalent, Dip OT, Clinical Psychology or equivalent
- Ongoing professional development working towards degree level
- Good to great management course, or equivalent
- Experience in the delivery of clinical interventions
- Experience in working in team delivering person centred treatment packages
- Able to demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of mental health practice from previous experience
- Experience in delivering group based interventions
- Competent assessment skills
- Risk assessment knowledge and skills
- Basic computer skills including use of email/internet
- Able to time manage and reflect on clinical practice
- Medicine Management
- Knowledge of medication and the monitoring of its effects
- Knowledge of psychosocial interventions
- Knowledge of health promotion
- Ability to travel independently
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