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Early Intervention in Psychosis Mental Health Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To maintain a high standard of professional practice in the assessment of care needs, treatment and evaluation of programmes of care. To undertake initial team assessments of referred clients and report to the referral agents after discussion/supervision from the appropriate Team Meeting. To also undertake joint assessments with colleagues from other disciplines and agencies as and when appropriate. To formulate and implement treatment programmes and report to the referring agent on the client's progress. To complete an accurate assessment of risk with all new clients and provide the initial management plan. All risk management plans will be reviewed and updated as appropriate.

To participate in the audit of clinical work to focus in particular on quality and outcome issues.

To have an appropriate understanding of legislation relating to work in the psychiatric setting, and in particular the Mental Health Act 1983, and all other relevant legislation.

To combine with other members of the team, either in conjoint therapy or case work as appropriate.

Where appropriate, to communicate and liaise with other agencies involved in providing health care and social care.

To contribute to multi-professional assessment and treatment.

To liaise with ward staff/crisis team and provide care co-ordination to clients in hospital.

To abide by relevant Professional Code of Conduct.

Please see the job description for further information.

Main duties of the job

a) To promote and maintain a close working relationship with medical staff, other nurses and therapists.

b) To assist in establishing and maintaining lines of communication with wards, and hospital departments, G.Ps, voluntary agencies and other organisations.

c) To be aware of and liaise with therapeutic and supportive facilities in the community as appropriate.

d) To continue to support carers and relatives and engage in carer support and family work interventions.

To contribute to multi-professional assessment and treatment.

Please see the job description for further information.

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.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Nurse or Social Worker

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Cannon House

6 Cannon Street



SO15 5PQ

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