Internal applicants who wish to be considered for a secondment opportunity should discuss with their line manager the suitability of a possible secondment Are you an experienced and motivated individual looking to join a high performing mental health Trust? GHC NHS Foundation Trust, rated 'Good' in our recent CQC report, has a number of opportunities for Mental Health Professionals to join an exciting venture.The Mental Health Acute Response Service (MHARS) was commissioned in 2016 with the aim of improving response times and widening access for people in the community in mental health crises and acute psychological distress as per Crisis Care Concordat. The service aims are also to provide a joined-up approach to crises working collaboratively with other agencies such as the policeas we have been piloting a Police Triage service with Gloucestershire Constabulary. We are aiming to develop a fully inclusive service (age 11 to end of life) that will act as the single point of access and triage to a whole system care pathway.
Main duties of the job We are now seeking highly motivated and committed Band 6 practitioners to join us in the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team. You will complement our current team of professionals, assisting with the day to day running of the service and ensuring you are professionally accountable and responsible for service users' care. As the ideal candidate for this post you would be an experienced and highly competent mental health practitioner looking for a new challenge and seeking an opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives. We're looking for candidates with excellent communication skills and a passion for helping those experiencing a mental health crisis. You will have the ability to build relationships with key partner agencies and help us to integrate more effectively with other services, as well as thriving on working in a high-pressure situation. This service will also give you the opportunity to work with specialists from a number of different professions. We have vacancies available in Gloucester in this exciting service. This vital service will be available to our patients 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, so we are looking for flexible people who would like to work on this rewarding service to cover shifts throughout the week at varying times of the day. We offer mixed economy shifts enabling people to choose to work long shifts i.e. 12 hour shifts or shorter shifts of 7.5 hours.
About us If you think that you would like to be involved in this exciting new service and would like to find out further information about this opportunity please contact Lana Stevens on 01452 894245 or email@example.com Hours per week: 37.5 The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.
Job description Job responsibilities
The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy
This post is eligible for the Trusts Recommend a Friend scheme. If you have been recommended to apply for this role by an employee of the Trust you should include a short statement to this effect in your supporting information, including the name of the person who recommended you. If you are successful with your application the employee who recommended you needs to access the relevant forms to process this from the Trusts intranet or the HR Recruitment Team.
This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.
A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff, the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.
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Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.
At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.
Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential
- Registered Nurse Mental Health (RMN) or Registered Social Worker (HCPC)
- Evidence of continued professional developmentEssentialApplication form and interview
- Evidence of formal post registration learning
- European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
LENGTH AND / OR NATURE OF EXPERIENCE Essential
- Working knowledge of Early Intervention, Primary Care, Recovery, Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment (CRHT) approach and social inclusion
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook
- 2 years post qualification experience or 18 months Crisis experience as a qualified practitioner.
- Experience of collaboration working with other agencies including the voluntary sector
PROFESSIONAL / MANAGERIAL / SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE Essential
- Knowledge and understanding of the Mental Health Act & legal aspects of Mental Health care
- Demonstrable skills in risk assessment and management
- Knowledge of the different approaches to mental health assessment
- Knowledge of evidence based intervention with service users in an all phases of mental illness
- An understanding of national policy in relation to mental health
- Up to date clinical knowledge including risk assessment, dual diagnosis and health and social care needs
- Knowledge of child care / protection issues
- Ability to work on social factors affecting mental distress e.g. accommodation, substance misuse, domestic violence, welfare rights
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