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Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The successful candidate will work within the MDT to provide assessment and interventions for those referred to the service. A vital part of the role is the Triage function of the service, screening referrals and offering advice, guidance and signposting where necessary.

The candidate will be based within the Central Locality of Islington and work in a recovery-orientated approach, offering joint consultations with the MDT, as well as wider networks including GPs, interface services and the voluntary sector.

Phlebotomy qualification and/or experience is desirable.

Main duties of the job

- Triage screening of referrals and other correspondence such as Safeguarding Alerts, Police Reports and enquiries from GP's, LBI Housing/Social Care and patient/carer emails

- Assessment of current care and support needs

- Interventions based on speciality of practice, including joint working with other C& I Services

- Engagement in service delivery and development attendance to MDT meetings, supervision and other training opportunities.

About us

The Islington Practice Based Mental Health Service has grown over the last four years from a pilot service covering five GP practices to a fully commissioned service covering all GP practices in Islington. The team has a broad remit, working as one of the key points of access to secondary care community services in the Trust, and receives referrals from GPs, adult social care, housing, the police and voluntary sector services. The service sits on the boundary between primary and secondary care and aims to better integrate physical and mental health by working more closely with our GP colleagues in a flexible, creative and collaborative way.

The partnership betweenBarnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH)andCamden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I)is going from strength to strength since it was originally established in 2021 forming theNorth London Mental Health Partnership.

The postholder will need to be comfortable working in an environment of complex matrix management arrangements and will at all times behave and align with our Trusts' values and cultural pillars.
  • We are kind
  • We are respectful
  • We work together
  • We keep things simple
  • We empower
  • We are proudly diverse

In order to meet the needs of the new Partnership services you may be required from time to time to work at different locations to your normal place of work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Mental Health Practitioner (Nurse, Social Work, Occupational Therapist)

- Triage screening of referrals and other correspondence such as Safeguarding Alerts, Police Reports and enquiries from GP's, LBI Housing/Social Care and patient/carer emails

- Assessment of current care and support needs

- Interventions based on speciality of practice, including joint working with other C& I Services

- Engagement in service delivery and development attendance to MDT meetings, supervision and other training opportunities.

Responsibilities:

-Completing thorough assessment and care planning alongside Dialog +

- Documenting assessments on EPR systems - including EMIS and Carenotes

- Engaging in supervision and supporting supervision of junior staff and students

- Maintaining mandatory training and engaging with other learning opportunities

Person Specification

Experience & Skills

Essential

  • Experience of working within a community setting relating to mental health
  • Experience of inter - agency working
  • Case management and care planning skills
  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Networking skills


Desirable

  • Experience of working with drug and alcohol services
  • Experience of supervising staff / junior personnel
  • Experience of leadership of project or working groups / policy implementation
  • Experience of working in primary care


Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to develop and deliver a service which promotes choice, involves patients and their relatives, friends and carers in all discussions regarding needs and care provided
  • Ability to work effectively under own initiative


Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • Education & Qualifications
  • Evidence of mental health training
  • Evidence of continued relevant professional development


Desirable

  • Phlebotomy qualification and/or experience is desirable.


Employer details

Employer name

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

Address

1 Lowther Road

London

N7 8US

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455-CANDI-923-A

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