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Mental Health Practitoner

Employer
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Peterborough
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
CAMEO operates across our Foundation Trust via two established bases in Cambridge and Peterborough.

This post will be located in the dynamic and multi-cultural city of Peterborough . We are seeking to recruit dynamic and enthusiastic Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner: Nurses, Social Workers or Occupational Therapists. The practitioner will provide specialist advice, assess, plan and implement care to a designated caseload whilst working at all times to promote the safety and well-being of service users and their families/carers and be able to move independently across the patch so a clean driver's licence is essential.

The individual must be compassionate, committed and have good working knowledge of psychosis. If you are passionate about the values thatunderpin Early Intervention work and in supporting service users throughout their recovery journey's, then we look forward to meeting you.

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Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner and responsible for a defined caseload of service users.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under pressure and with a desire for innovation.

We are able to support agile working for staff, using all appropriate I.T equipment and support.

o To undertake assessments of individuals and their families in the designated care group with complex health presentations, includingthose service users presenting with higher levels of risko They will work alongside the service user to develop their care plan along the recovery principles.o To offer specialist assessment and advice where required.o To assess, manage and regularly review on going risks as identified during the assessment, ensuring that this is done in collaborationwith the service user and carers.o To ensure that clinical practice is evidence based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and Trust policies and procedures.o To provide supervision of junior staff and trainees where appropriate (mentorship and preceptorship qualifications)o To act within the relevant Code of Conduct dependent on your Registration Body.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care withcompassion to improve the health & well-being of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community.

These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development. To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • To undertake assessments of individuals and their families in the designated care group with complex health presentations, includingthose service users presenting with higher levels of risk
  • They will work alongside the service user to develop their care plan along the recovery principles.
  • To offer specialist assessment and advice where required.
  • To assess, manage and regularly review on going risks as identified during the assessment, ensuring that this is done in collaborationwith the service user and carers.
  • To ensure that clinical practice is evidence based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and Trust policies and procedures.
  • To provide supervision of junior staff and trainees where appropriate (mentorship and preceptorship qualifications)
  • To act within the relevant Code of Conduct dependent on your Registration Body.


Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult], appropriate to the job role
  • Registered Social Worker OR, Registered OT
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent, or intention to complete.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


Experience

Essential

  • Significant post qualifying experience in working with those presenting with serious mental illness
  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience and knowledge of dual diagnosis/substance misuse
  • Previous experience of working in the community


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to develop effective professional relationships with others
  • Develop own skills and knowledge and provide information to others to help their development
  • Skills of assessing and interpreting service user conditions with appropriate actions
  • Plan and organise complex activities or programmes requiring formulation and review
  • Able to use Word, PowerPoint, clinical systems, email and /or willingness to learn
  • The ability to multitask and mental adaptation to different unpredictable situations


Other

Essential

  • Ability to travel across sites
  • Punctual and flexible across hours of work when required.


Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Address

169 London Road

Fletton

Peterborough

PE2 9DS

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310-ASMH-6193705

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