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Bank CPN/OT/SW Radlett Band 6 sw1197

Employer
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Stevenage
Salary
£35,392 a year p.a pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
We are currently look for a Qualified CPN/Social Worker/Occupational Therapist to work for one of our Community Mental Health Teams, based in Radlett.

The post holder will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team providing a high quality of Care Co-ordination to Service Users between the ages of 16 and 65 (and their carers) who are experiencing or recovering from their first episode of psychosis.

The core function of the service is to provide specialist assessment of people thought to be experiencing their first psychotic episode and if appropriate, initiate and complete the 3 year pathway as directed by the NICE Guidelines. Integrated health and social care approaches will underpin practice as will care planning within a recovery framework. Successful candidates will be expected to undertake training in Family Intervention and deliver Family Interventions under supervision of a Psychologist as it forms an essential part of the NICE Guidelines.

The role requires skills in assessing, planning, organising, reviewing and delivering recovery oriented and evidence based interventions to support the recovery of service users. This work will be in accordance with clinical governance processes and professional standards. The post holder will utilise their skills and knowledge to undertake assessments, identify desired social care outcomes using the connected Lives assessment framework and carry out treatment both in inpatient areas and community areas as appropriate.

Main duties of the job

Clinical Duties

To be responsible for the assessment of health and social care needs and risk assessment of service users presenting with a wide variety of clinical conditions - including first episode psychosis. Following this the post holder will be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care. The post holder will also, where appropriate and in keeping with the social care eligibility criteria, enable the client or carer to access a personal budget to meet their needs.

To manage and supervise a 'mini-team' of a Band 4 & Band 5 to assist in the management of a caseload and delivery of the FEP pathway.

Provide a range of clinical interventions and treatments appropriate to the individuals' needs.

Participate fully in providing quality care in line with local and national guidelines.

To respond to any crisis that a patient may advise of, with the aim of promoting appropriate independent living in the community.

Act as a role model in providing a service for people with mental health problems.

To ensure that commissioned services allow choice to service users and carers, and focus on people living in the community with appropriate support and access to universal services.

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About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an exceptional organisation with big ambitions, our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

With a workforce of c. 3,000 and an annual income of c. �200m, the Trust is organised across three Strategic Business Units and provides integrated health and social care services through a large network of community and inpatient settings, serving diverse communities across Hertfordshire, Norfolk, North Essex and Buckinghamshire. As a university trust, HPFT continues to develop strong links with the University of Hertfordshire providing excellent learning and development opportunities, as well as strengthening our clinical research capability.

Whilst it is a challenging period for the NHS, there has never been a more exciting time to join HPFT. Building on the CQC ' Outstanding' rating given by the CQC in 2019, we remain on our Good to Great journey as we continue to innovate, improve, transform and ultimately deliver the very highest standards of care to the service users and communities that we serve.

To support us on this journey we are looking for an energetic, dynamic and ambitious individual to join our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Clinical Duties

To be responsible for the assessment of health and social care needs and risk assessment of service users presenting with a wide variety of clinical conditions including first episode psychosis. Following this the post holder will be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care. The post holder will also, where appropriate and in keeping with the social care eligibility criteria, enable the client or carer to access a personal budget to meet their needs.

To manage and supervise a mini-team of a Band 4 & Band 5 to assist in the management of a caseload and delivery of the FEP pathway.

Provide a range of clinical interventions and treatments appropriate to the individuals needs.

Participate fully in providing quality care in line with local and national guidelines.

To respond to any crisis that a patient may advise of, with the aim of promoting appropriate independent living in the community.

Act as a role model in providing a service for people with mental health problems.

To ensure that commissioned services allow choice to service users and carers, and focus on people living in the community with appropriate support and access to universal services.

To liaise and negotiate with other agencies e.g. Adult Care Services, Children Schools and Families, Benefit Agency, Housing Authorities, CGL, voluntary sector etc., for joint planning with, or on behalf of, service users.

To participate in regular supervision with the Team Leader and supervise junior members of staff.

To contribute to multi-disciplinary working.

To carry out Duty Desk shifts, on a rota.

Will identify the individual care needs of allocated service users, plan, implement and evaluate all care programmes in conjunction with the services mental health team.

Will maintain close liaison with all department\staff involved in a service users care and report on progress and effectiveness to the MDT.

To assist in the coordination and running of therapeutic groups as appropriate.

To undertake a broad range of assessments, including psychometric tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with service users, family members and others involved in care.

To adhere to Trust policies and procedures

To carry out any other duties as appropriately identified by your line manager.

Research and Service Evaluation

To participate in audit, evaluation and research projects as agreed with professional and line manager.

To collaborate with other team members in the design and implementation of audit and research projects.

Working Relationships and Communication Requirements of the Job

Working Relationships:

Liaises with:

Team Leaders

Consultant Psychiatrists and Junior Doctors

Social Workers

CPNs

OTs

Psychological Therapists

Other Managers and Clinical Staff

As the post holder will be working within the community most of the time, they will establish and maintain positive relationships with people, agencies, charities and other providers whom also provide services to People in the community. These relationships are a key part of the role in which you will be representing HPFT.

Close working relationships should be developed with other parts of HPFT services notably: Crisis teams, The Wellbeing Service, The Acute Service.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma/Degree in MH Nursing, OT or Social Work.
  • At least 1 year post-graduate experience in mental health services, preferably community based. Marginally less experience will be considered if experience is relevant and applicant can demonstrate required skills.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with people with moderate to severe mental health problems including psychosis


Physical Skill

Essential

  • Car driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving) Ability to travel between sites when necessary for meetings and/or clinical sessions.


Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Saffron Ground, Ditchmore Lane, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 3LJ

Saffron Ground, Ditchmore Lane, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 3LJ

Stevenage

SG1 3LJ

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