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Qualified MHWP or Registered MH Nurse/Social Worker

Employer
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Stevenage
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a mental health practitioner ( Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or qualified Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioner)?

Do you want to work for an outstanding Trust?

We are looking to recruit staff who want to work in the early intervention in psychosis service, committed to delivering personalised and meaningful care.

PATH provide Early Intervention in Psychosis services to people within Hertfordshire between the ages of 16 and 65. It is a multidisciplinary community mental health service that provides treatment and support to people already experiencing psychosis for the first time. The pathway is three years in duration. The defining characteristic of the service is its strong ethos of hope and whole-team commitment to enabling recovery through the provision of individually tailored, evidence-based interventions and support to service users and their families /carers.

We welcome applications from soon to qualify mental health nurses.

Here's what our staff say about working in the team:

I love my job, I see service users over their journey from when they first become unwell to being able to re-start living a rewarding life

It's a specialist team, lots of opportunities for career development, it's a very supportive team and we work together as a mini team to look after a case load.

You can find out about our team here:https://www.hpft.nhs.uk/careers/about-us/our-teams/path-and-arms/

For an informal chat, please contact Sarah Tooley on 07899 061831

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will:
  • hold a graduate certificate (Level 6) or postgraduate certificate (Level 7) delivering the national curriculum for Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioners (Adult Specialist Mental Health) OR have NMC registration as a mental health nurse OR have or Social Work England registration as a social worker
  • carry out relevant risk assessments and risk management with the multi-disciplinary team
  • engage with and gather information from service users, relatives, and patient records to develop a formulation
  • work in collaboration with the individual service user and their family and carers as appropriate to develop care plans that are focused on strengths and are outcome based
  • plan and deliver Family Interventions for psychosis (FIP), in line with best practice

If you are a qualified social worker, this role attracts a Golden Hello of �3,500, new employees only.

�1,500 on commencement and �2,000 on completion of one years' employment.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Job description

Job responsibilities

To deliver specified wellbeing-focused psychologically informed interventions, in line with best available evidence, under close supervision from a clinical psychologist or CBT therapist including:
  • Behavioural activation and graded exposure
  • Teaching problem-solving skills
  • Improving sleep
  • Recognising and managing emotions
  • Guided self-help for bulimia and binge-eating
  • Building confidence
  • Medication support

To be responsive to service users needs and choices and uphold their right to be treated with dignity and respect.

To include carers and families in line with the service users wishes.

Carry out relevant risk assessments and risk management with the multi-disciplinary team

Engage calmly and with sensitivity and empathy to support service users in highly distressing or emotional circumstances.

Engage with and gather information from service users, relatives, and patient records to develop a formulation.

To work in collaboration with the individual service user and their family and carers as appropriate to develop care plans that are focused on strengths and are outcome based.

To plan and deliver Family Interventions for psychosis (FIp), in line with best practice.

To attend multi-disciplinary reviews and act as named worker, for a caseload of service users to support and monitor progress during multi-disciplinary interventions.

To set collaborative goals for intervention with service users

To liaise with other health and care providers, including third sector agencies and primary care, to ensure continuity of care for service users.

To communicate information concerning the assessment, formulation, and care plans of service users in a skilled and sensitive manner to promote effective multi-disciplinary working and therapeutic outcomes for clients.

To develop collaborative plans for relapse prevention

To deal with endings appropriately and safely with service users, families, and carers.

For a more detailed Job Description and Person Specification please read the attached before applying.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • A graduate certificate (Level 6) or postgraduate certificate (Level 7) delivering the national curriculum for Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioners (Adult Specialist Mental Health)


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with people with mental health needs gained through a graduate certificate or postgraduate certificate training with significant supervised practice
  • Experience running groups/activities
  • Experience working as part of a team
  • Experience of being supervised
  • Experience of analysing and communicating complex information verbally and in writing


Desirable

  • Lived experience of mental health issues/difficulties


Skills

Essential

  • Able to establish and maintain empathic, supportive relationships with people in significant distress or who are cognitively impaired, their families and carers
  • Able to receive, understand and communicate confidential client information of a sensitive and often complex nature, including discussing care with family members within boundaries of confidentiality.
  • Able to communicate in a sensitive and reassuring manner, with empathy, and where appropriate reassurance.
  • Able to make good use of clinical supervision in a group and/or individual format
  • Liaise with other teams and services including external agencies as required for the wellbeing of service users


Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

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

Ditchmore Lane

Stevenage

SG1 3LJ

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367-PLAN-8377

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