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Specialist Practitioner - Enfield Personality Disorder Service

Employer
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£45,024 to £50,806 a year per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Psychologist, Mental Health Nurse, Allied Health Professional or Social Worker to join our team. We are looking for candidates who are highly skilled with relevant experience of working with people with complex emotional needs and emotional difficulties to work as a senior clinician in the Personality Disorder (PD) Stream within the Enfield Therapies Service (ETS).

The PD Stream has been developed from the model at the Halliwick Personality Disorder Service, the birthplace of Mentalisation-based treatment (MBT) which was developed and manualised by Peter Fonagy and Anthony Bateman. In addition to MBT, we also offer comprehensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Structured Clinical Management and are currently expanding our Family and Carers Programme. We also offer a small provision for people with Personality Disorder who require care coordination.

There is an emphasis on team based MDT decision making in the treatment planning which lends itself to creating a supportive environment for staff. There is a good record of effectively supporting people towards a sense of satisfaction and achievement.

ETS as a whole, aims to promote excellence and innovation in the provision of care to patients with challenging and complex presentations. There is a culture of continuous L&D opportunities and we regularly offer consultation and training to wider services.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will undertake skilled assessment of emotional and psychological needs, working with the patient and using other appropriate sources of knowledge about the patient. The applicant will also offer individual psychotherapy in at least one of the offered modalities to a caseload of patients within the Stream who may be part of the MBT programme, DBT Programme or Structured Clinical Management model. This will include formulating and implementing treatment plans with support of the MDT. As an allocated professional you will signpost and liaise with Social Care and other colleagues to support the service user to have their needs holistically met.

As a senior member of the team, you may take on a liaison role with a service with whom we have key relationships including Acute Inpatient Wards, Crisis and Home Treatment Teams, Eating Disorder Service, CAMHS and Psychiatric Liaison Service. A key target is to minimise ward admissions but to also to provide clinical guidance to staff who are referring into the stream.

Supervision is central to the work we do. You will receive both Group and Individual supervision. You will also be supported to supervise junior staff.

Please note interviews will take place on 18th August 2022.

About us

At Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey NHS Community and Mental Health Trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

The Trust's values are:
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Being Positive
  • Working together


By coming to work at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust you will be joining a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

As part of the national transformation programme within the NHS, BEH Community Mental Health services are in the process of transforming. We do not foresee this process greatly affecting the posts in the Personality Disorder Stream.

Job description Job responsibilities

The successful applicant will undertake skilled assessment of emotional and psychological needs, working with the patient and using other appropriate sources of knowledge about the patient. The applicant will also offer individual psychotherapy in at least one of the offered modalities to a caseload of patients within the Stream who may be part of the MBT programme, DBT Programme or Structured Clinical Management model. This will include formulating and implementing treatment plans with support of the MDT. As an allocated professional you will signpost and liaise with Social Care and other colleagues to support the service user to have their needs holistically met.

As a senior member of the team, you may take on a liaison role with a service with whom we have key relationships including Acute Inpatient Wards, Crisis and Home Treatment Teams, Eating Disorder Service, CAMHS and Psychiatric Liaison Service. A key target is to minimise ward admissions but to also to provide clinical guidance to staff who are referring into the stream.

Supervision is central to the work we do. You will receive both Group and Individual supervision. You will also be supported to supervise junior staff.

Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse or Registered Occupational Therapist or Registered Social Worker.
  • Clinical/Counselling Psychologist.
Desirable
  • Recognised training in teaching/mentorship/ supervision.
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT) Basic Course accredited training.
EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE Essential
  • Working with patients with severe and complex mental health problems .
  • Demonstrable experience at Band 6 or equivalent.
  • Experience of facilitating groups e.g. psycho-education; health promotion; emotional regulation .
Desirable
  • Experience of teaching, training and mentoring.
  • Experience of the application of psychological therapy in different cultural contexts .
SKILLS AND ABILITIES Essential
  • Training and advanced skills in a specialised approach such as psycho-social interventions, dual diagnosis, personality disorder.
  • Knowledge of the process necessary for effective risk assessment and management .
Desirable
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of a number of specialised psychological therapies, including psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioural therapy, and group analytic psychotherapy .
  • Ability to set, monitor and evaluate standards for quality within the service.
PERSONAL QUALITIES Essential
  • To be able to tolerate and have an interest in thinking about team dynamics.
  • Demonstrating a positive can do attitude and a positive attitude to change .
OTHER REQUIREMENTS Essential
  • Ability to travel across the geographical areas served by the Trust .
  • Ability to work occasional flexible hours .


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