Blackpool Community Mental Health Team within Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust has an exciting opportunity for a Band 6, Community Mental Health Practitioner to join their Team.
The team provides ongoing support to Adults with Severe and enduring and complex mental health issues. The team offers a range of management strategies and interventions. Initial assessments and screening referrals will also be part of the role within the duty setting.
Applicants must demonstrate a flexible approach, evolving around the needs of patients, their families and significant others. The role involves working as a team member, with the responsibility of a mixed caseload of differing mental health diagnosis.
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with excellent team working skills, who is keen to develop their knowledge and skills in this area. You should be a competent and motivated practitioner with appropriate demonstrable experience. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing assessment and therapeutic intervention in the community
Main duties of the job
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) you will use your skills, knowledge and understanding to deliver exceptional quality care for adults with moderate to severe mental health difficulties.
As a Lead Practitioner, you will coordinator careby working closely with people who are suffering from various mental health conditions in their own homes or in the community to help them recover from their illness and improve their general quality of life. This role includes assessing patients, providing care/support, developing risk assessments, collaborative care planning, medication management and physical health monitoring, managing patient documents and all other general nursing duties.Along side becoming an advocate for the people in your care, supporting and signposting them, so they can focus on their recovery and helping them met their life goals.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.
The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.
For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.
Job description Job responsibilities
For more details on this vacancy please review the attached job description and person specification.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Professional qualification RMN or equivalent
- Post qualification experience within mental health services. With some of these to have been within acute mental health services.
- Experience of working with a full range of mental illness
- Experience of providing supervision.
- Demonstrable experience of providing teaching/training
- Quality / Project development
- Working with and supporting Carers
- Engagement / working closely with wider agencies (e.g. ASC, housing, 3rd sector)
- Knowledge of mental illness and impact upon quality of life
- Risk formulation
- Demonstrable interest in continuing developing knowledge
- Evidence of continuing professional development.
- Ability to manage complex caseload
- Knowledge of relevant national policies pertaining to mental health
- Clear understanding of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Care Act and how this influences practice within the CMHT, inpatient and HTT settings.
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