Due to internal promotion we are looking to recruit a motivated, enthusiastic band 6 Mental Health Nurse or Social Worker to our established MDT.
Main duties of the job
The post is based within the acute hospital setting and main function of the role is to assess, signpost and review patients who are experiencing mental health crisis/difficulties whilst in acute trust setting.
Our age criteria for patients is 18+.
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?
Then please read on...
Job description Job responsibilities
Job Summary: The post holder will support the Team Leader in the development and implementation of MHLT providing a high quality service to meet the needs of people in acute phases of mental illness, and their carers. To ensure the continued efficient and effective running of the team, providing leadership and supervision within the staff group as appropriateThe post holder will undertake rapid assessments of people with mental health problems in acute crisis and where appropriate as an alternative to in-patient admission. Also to provide routine and urgent Mental Health Services in the District General Hospital
Person Specification Educational achievements, qualifications & training Essential
- RMN or Dip / BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing
- DIPSW or equivalent
- Preceptorship and Mentorship. / BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Nursing Practice (Mental Health) or similar training.
- Completed AMHP training
- Practice Teacher Award
- Child protection
- At least 2 years post registration experience with at least one year at grade 6
- Experience in acute and community areas for younger or older adults.
- Evidence of continuing professional development.
- Experience in working with acute mental health problems in community setting or CrhtT or MHLT
Job related aptitude and skills Essential
- Ability to communicate effectively within a multiprofessional team.
- Confidence to work autonomously in the community and use own initiative, and make decisions in complex situations.
- Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information, where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or reassuring skills are required.
- Experience of risk assessment in an acute / community setting.
- Awareness of Child and safeguarding process and ability to identify and act on safeguarding concerns.
- Knowledge of legislation related to mental health and social care (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, National Service Framework, National Dementia Strategy, Care Programme Approach etc)
- Understanding of legal framework and social factors involved in community care
- Supervision skills.
- Specific clinical/practice skills applicable in an acute community setting e.g. brief therapy, cognitive therapy, and anxiety management.
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