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Mental Health Community Practitioner

Employer
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Droitwich
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
Join our team, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Droitwich. We will provide you with resources to develop and progress a long-term career as well as flexibility, continual professional development as well as a wide range of wellbeing and support.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an 8-month fixed term or secondment for a B5 Mental Health Practitioner the Worcestershire Neighbourhood Mental Health Service covering the Droitwich locality.

37.5 hours during Monday to Friday.

Band 5

This role allows the possibility of hybrid working, meaning you will be required to commute to the stated base 2 or 3 days per week but allowing you to based within any commutable distance for the remainder of your week. We would need to discuss the suitability to fit this around the service at interview.

In the Droitwich Neighbourhood Mental Health Team (NMHT) we strive to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our local communities.

If you are passionate, self-motivated and looking to be part of an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of NMHTs then we would welcome your application and look forward to hearing from you.

Main duties of the job

Will work as a key member and resource of the MDT core team.

This post will offer a challenging and exciting opportunity to gain experience of working across North Community Mental Health Service, developing relationships with Primary Care, partner agencies and wider mental health services.

You will have the opportunity to design and deliver evidence-based recovery focused mental health interventions and groups. Knowledge of delivery psychoeducation within a group environment and 1:1 would be an advantage.

You will have experience of working with this user group in community settings.

You will hold a blended caseload of common mental health disorders, severe mental illness patients, Primary and Secondary, including those with emotional needs.

The ability to work flexibly as the need of the service demands is essential.

Attend weekly MDT meetings, participate in professionals meetings, signpost to adjunct services depending on patient need.

Support and guidance to the carers of patients accessing the services

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.

Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.

Provide specific Psychiatric Nursing interventions to allocated patients/clients and their relatives who are referred to the service.

Work in conjunction with all primary care services and partnership agencies to foster close multidisciplinary and multi-agency working.

Work across all clinically appropriate patients, 17-years-old and over, to deliver evidence-based interventions.

Under the direction of Service Lead and as part of the Community Mental Health Service, provide prompt local assessment, triage, risk assessment, risk management, signposting, onward referral and evidence-based interventions for people presenting with mental health problems.

Assist with the teams patient clinics and medication monitoring/administration.

Represent the team on specific projects and working groups as required.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RMN
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


Experience

Essential

  • 1 years post registration experience on an acute psychiatric ward or Post registration experience working with Adults in Mental Health


Desirable

  • Experience of Solution Focussed Approach and / or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of caring for people in the community
  • Knowledge of Person-Centred Care
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act 1983 and amendments
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Knowledge of current mental health issues
  • Knowledge of risk assessment.
  • Sound clinical knowledge
  • Principle of care coordination


Desirable

  • Person Centred Care specific to Adults in Mental Health
  • Multidisciplinary team working


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Basic IT Skills
  • Ability to work alone
  • Ability to recognise own limits


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post


Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Droitwich Mental Health

Colman Road

Droitwich

Worcestershire

WR9 8QU

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C9798-0288

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