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Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Harlow
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum plus 5% HCA
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
As part of our Community Transformation programme, we have an opportunity for a Registered Mental Health Nurse to join our established Multidisciplinary team. The aim of the service is to provide recovery-focused treatment and support via personalised care plans for individuals who are presenting with a range of mental health disorders: supporting them from diagnosis to recovery, to enable them to lead the lives they wish to live. You will work with a Multidisciplinary Team: a spectrum of clinical professionals, which includes Nurses, Psychologists, Support Time Recovery workers, etc.

We are looking for a positive team player who has a special interest in working compassionately with individuals and their wider support networks.

Main duties of the job

Working as part of an established Multi-Disciplinary Team within the Community Mental Health setting: providing holistic care to those who are experiencing mental health issue and supporting their recovery journey.

Acting as a Care Co-ordinator/Lead Professional for a dedicated caseload of service users.

Supporting carers and system partners.

Undertaking Mental Health Nursing Needs Assessments/Care Act Assessments, as required.

Completing Social Circumstance reports and attendance at Mental Health Review Tribunals.

Administration of prescribed depot injections/ medication monitoring and Clozapine Clinic (as required)

Undertake comprehensive assessments: formulating personalised care plans which reflect the needs of the service user, their family and wider support networks

Conduct risk assessment of the individual and of the potential hazards in the service users environment

Provide psycho-social interventions, education and support to develop service users and their carer's understanding of mental illness with the aim to prevent relapse and admission

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working as part of an established Multi-Disciplinary Team within the Community Mental Health setting: providing holistic care to those who are experiencing mental health issue and supporting their recovery journey.

Acting as a Care Co-ordinator/Lead Professional for a dedicated caseload of service users.

Supporting carers and system partners.

Undertaking Mental Health Nursing Needs Assessments/Care Act Assessments, as required.

Completing Social Circumstance reports and attendance at Mental Health Review Tribunals.

Administration of prescribed depot injections/ medication monitoring and Clozapine Clinic (as required)

Undertake comprehensive assessments: formulating personalised care plans which reflect the needs of the service user, their family and wider support networks

Conduct risk assessment of the individual and of the potential hazards in the service users environment

Provide psycho-social interventions, education and support to develop service users and their carers understanding of mental illness with the aim to prevent relapse and admission

Person Specification

Transport

Essential

  • Valid UK driving licence


Desirable

  • Access to own car for work purposes


Professional

Essential

  • Evidence of professional registration


Desirable

  • Evidence of a minimum of 12 months Band 5 experience


Knowledge

Essential

  • Past experience of having worked within community mental health setting


Desirable

  • Evidence of continued professional development


Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

W-Harlow Locality Community Mental Health Service

Latton Bush Centre, Southern Way

Harlow

CM18 7BL

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364-A-7962

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