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Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Southampton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Calling all passionate RMN, OT and Social workers!

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of others? Do you thrive in a supportive and growing team environment?

The Southampton Older Persons Community Mental Health Team are seeking dedicated duty workers to join our teams in Southampton (bases at Moorgreen Hospital West End & The Western Community Hospital Millbrook). This Band 6 role offers an exciting opportunity to provide mental health assessments, advice, and support to individuals in need.

Experience of working with older people and with people suffering severe mental illness is advantageous, whether this be inpatient or community based.

The Duty Worker role offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be the first point of contact for older people experiencing mental health issues and to make a significant impact on the care provided within our setting

Main duties of the job

Calling all passionate RMN, OT and Social workers!

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of others? Do you thrive in a supportive and growing team environment?

The Southampton Older Persons Community Mental Health Team are seeking dedicated duty workers to join our teams in Southampton (bases at Moorgreen Hospital West End & The Western Community Hospital Millbrook). This Band 6 role offers an exciting opportunity to provide mental health assessments, advice, and support to individuals in need.

Experience of working with older people and with people suffering severe mental illness is advantageous, whether this be inpatient or community based.

The Duty Worker role offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be the first point of contact for older people experiencing mental health issues and to make a significant impact on the care provided within our setting.

What We're Looking For:

Strong communication and collaboration abilities

Commitment to person-centered care

Strong initiative and self-motivation.

Excellent teamwork

Knowledge of advanced nursing interventions and community assessment skills.

A willingness to undergo relevant training

Passion for quality improvement

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

As a Trust, our footprint spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities.

- We function as a unified team, placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

- Our 7,000+ workforce is skilled and diverse, with a deep commitment to ongoing staff development. We offer customised training, leadership pathways, and a plethora of career opportunities.

- We respect and listen to your thoughts, ideas, and concerns via well-established network of staff groups to increase awareness and appreciation of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Building on all this, we are currently working closely with other local NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Our new organisation is set to launch in April 2024 and will incorporate Southern Health, Solent, Isle of Wight and Sussex Partnership Trusts.

While the new Trust will be substantially bigger, it will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, streamlining services and making healthcare across the county more accessible.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To effectively co-ordinate the care of a complex caseload of service users with severe and enduring mental illness.

To undertake initial and detailed assessments where this is clinically appropriate.

To formulate care plans in line with identified need.

To provide recovery focussed therapeutic interventions in line with the agreed care plan and risk assessment.

To assess risk, develop risk management plans, review and adjust in line with the service user's needs.

To work in collaboration with service users as experts in their own care, promoting the principles of recovery, choice and personalisation, which value and empower the service user.

To use tools which promote user empowerment e.g. Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP)

To be proactive in ensuring service users receive the range of interventions they need in line with their care plan, whether or not the post holder provides those interventions. This will include physical health monitoring.

To have a proactive approach to the role and needs of carers / families.

To be proactive in monitoring mental health needs and respond in a timely fashion if needs change adjusting the care plan accordingly.

To participate fully in caseload supervision and management, to ensure that care plans are matched to need.

To work with relevant agencies, procedures and legislative requirements, in particular, The NHS and Community Care Act, Mental Health Act, Data Protection Act, Adult & Child Protection Procedures.

To work in accordance with all relevant policies and procedures including care planning, risk assessment and safeguarding

To deliver evidence based interventions in accordance with those agreed for use within the service

To actively monitor and review the effects of prescribed medication for the patient group noting its efficacy and the affect of potential side effects and acting promptly to escalate concerns or seek advice regarding potential medication changes.

To administer prescribed medication where required including depot medication in accordance with agreed Medicines Procedures

To develop a professional relationship with service users based on principles of recovery.

To comply with requirements to monitor and record agreed outcome measures and key performance indicators e.g. mental health minimum data set.

To accurately record all contacts with service users in the RiO electronic record in line with Southern Health FT record keeping policy.

To ensure effective communication with service users, relatives and carers, visitors, staff and others.

To ensure that all communication takes place in a manner that is consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered mental health nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Occupational therapist


Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Western Community Hospital

Walnut Grove

Southampton

Hampshire

SO16 4XE

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348-SW-4638

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