Crisis Assessment Practitioner

Employer
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Stockwell
Salary
£38,768 to £46,124 a year per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Crisis Assessment Practitioner role will involve carrying out rapid clinical risk and mental health assessments, formulation, short-term contingency planning and onward referral for people presenting in mental health crisis in the borough of Lambeth. Assessments typically take place in people's homes, however can be at team base or GP surgeries.

The service operates Monday to Friday 9-5pm currently however there is a proposal to extend working hours to include late evening and weekend cover.

Working within the community, the Crisis Assessment Practitioner will provide face-to-face assessments and work closely with other mental health services and agencies across the borough of Lambeth, including stakeholders in the Lambeth Alliance. They will act as a trusted assessor for SLaM and decide on the most appropriate crisis response and treatment pathway for people contacting the Crisis Outreach Service, in collaboration with the Band 7 Advanced Practitioner in the team.

Using a range of NICE recommended approaches including brief solution-focused interventions, Crisis Assessment Practitioners in the Crisis Outreach Service will empower patients, carers and their families in decision making and to access a range of health and social care resources for support.

Main duties of the job


  • Provide rapid assessment and brief evidence based clinical interventions
  • Responsibility for the development, planning and implementation of brief care and treatment interventions for individual patients within the Crisis Outreach Service
  • Ensure that individual episodes of care are delivered in a timely, effective and integrated manner.
  • Promote a recovery model that empowers patients, carers and relatives to be at the forefront of decision making and ownership of their packages of care and treatment.
  • Undertake clinical risk assessments, based on latest empirical evidence and compliant with local policies and procedures.
  • Act as the patients and relatives advocate.
  • Enable patients and carers to manage disability, loss and change.
  • Champion patients' rights, including: dignity, equality, diversity, choice and respect.
  • When undertaking all of the above ensure good documentation is provided and entered within the appropriate systems of record sharing.


About us

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) provide the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK as well as substance misuse services for people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. We work closely with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London and are part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. There are very few organisations in the world that have such wide-ranging capabilities working with mental illness. Our scope is unique because it is built on three major foundations: care and treatment, science and research, and training.

SLaM employ around 5000 staff and serve a local population of 1.1 million people. We have more than 230 services including inpatient wards, outpatient and community services. Currently, provide inpatient care for approximately 5,300 people each year and treat more than 45,000 patients in the community in Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark; as well as substance misuse services for residents of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

By coming to work at SLaM, you will gain experience of being part of an organisation with a rich history and international reputation in mental health care. You will have access to professional development and learning opportunities, and have the chance to work alongside people who are world leaders in their field.

Job description Job responsibilities

Provide rapid assessment and brief evidence based clinical interventions Responsibility for the development, planning and implementation of brief care and treatment interventions for individual patients within the Crisis Outreach Service Ensure that individual episodes of care are delivered in a timely, effective and integrated manner. Promote a recovery model that empowers patients, carers and relatives to be at the forefront of decision making and ownership of their packages of care and treatment. Undertake clinical risk assessments, based on latest empirical evidence and compliant with local policies and procedures. Act as the patients and relatives advocate. Enable patients and carers to manage disability, loss and change. Champion patients rights, including: dignity, equality, diversity, choice and respect. When undertaking all of the above ensure good documentation is provided and entered within the appropriate systems of record sharing.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification eg RMN, OT
  • Current registration with professional body
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Desirable
  • Mentorship qualification
Experience Essential
  • Mental health care/providing treatment relevant to crisis services
  • Working with people presenting in mental health crisis
  • Multi agency working/working across service interfaces
  • Working within a multicultural framework
Knowledge/skills Essential
  • Evidence based clinical interventions relevant to the service
  • Models of care and treatment relevant to working with people in mental health crisis
  • Assessing, formulating and working with people presenting in heightened state of distress
Desirable
  • Relevant specialist clinical courses/training.


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