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Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner Assessor

Employer
Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
Location
Norwich
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year gross per annum
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Are you an experienced Registered Mental Health Practitioner looking for a new challenge based in a Community Mental Health Team? Our forward-thinking service has introduced an exciting new post to truly make a difference to the communities we care for...

As the care co-ordinator you will be the first point of contact for patients referred to our service; we care for working age adults from our central base at The Julian Hospital site in Norwich.

In this vital role, you will be responsible for assessing the service user's mental health presentation and risks. You'll be completing initial assessments for service users who are referred into the service and will support triage to ensure they're seen by the appropriate clinicians and services.

We're looking for someone who is passionate, a great listener and is happy to work both autonomously and as part of a wider team. Ideally you'll have experience in community mental health and assessment, although you can expect a thorough induction and training when you start.

It is the ideal time to join our collaborative team as we transform and develop the way we work; we have new clinical leadership roles imbedded within teams which increases the clinical support available, our management team is incredibly supportive and we're passionate about providing training and development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

As an assessor, you will be responsible for completing relevant documentation collaboratively with the service user and any other relevant healthcare professional and identified carers. You'll work together with external agencies and carers in the assessment process, to ensure the service user is referred on to the best team to aid their recovery journey.

We're a friendly, hardworking team who enjoy supporting others; you can expect to work with the full multi-disciplinary team as well as students from a variety of disciplines. You'll be based in Norwich and may sometimes be required to visit service users in their homes to carry out their initial assessment. Although this is a full time role, we can be flexible and can offer some hybrid working and/or flexible working patterns if needed.

To be successful in this role, you'll need to be an excellent communicator, positive and proactive. You should be adaptable and innovative and have the desire to help improve and develop the service we provide - if this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!
About us
Working for our organisation

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing experiences and learning from each other. In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Why work for us? We have challenges as a Trust, but we have ambitious aspirations, are pushing ahead with exciting transformation work and we need dedicated individuals to support us on our journey. We have strong, established nursing networks coupled with an exceptional leadership team who will ensure you are truly cared for and cared about.

Why Norfolk and Suffolk? The people here are warm and welcoming, you'll never be far from the beautiful coastline or Broads National Park. We're an hour and a half away from London and have an international airport in Norwich too. Our villages, towns and cities are packed full of history, independent cafes, shops and theatres. We have excellent shopping, eating out, top ranking schooling and affordable house prices too.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interview dates are yet to be set; you will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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Person Specification
Skills
Essential
  • Competent assessment skills
  • Risk assessment knowledge and skills
  • Satisfactory verbal and written English language skills
  • Basic computer skills including use of email/internet

Desirable
  • Able to time manage and reflect on clinical practice
  • Medicine Management

Experience
Essential
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience in working in team delivering person centred treatment packages
  • Experience of working in mental Health

Desirable
  • Community experience including care co-ordination

Qualifications
Essential
  • NMC Registered Nurse; Social Worker; Occupational therapist or other relevant professional qualification.
  • Willingness to train to become Sign-off Mentor

Knowledge
Essential
  • Knowledge of medication and the monitoring of its effects
  • Knowledge of psychosocial interventions

Desirable
  • Developing knowledge of local wider systems and networks

Other
Essential
  • Ability to travel independently


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Company

Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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Travel

For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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