Mental Health Practitioner - Severe & Enduring Mental Illness

Employer
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Redditch
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Join our team, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Redditch. We will provide you with resources to develop and progress a long-term career as well as flexibility, continual professional development as well as a wide range of wellbeing and support.

37.5 hours during Monday to Friday.

£32,306 - £39,027

This role allows the possibility of hybrid working, meaning you will be required to commute to the stated base 2 or 3 days per week but allowing you to based within any commutable distance for the remainder of your week. We would need to discuss the suitability to fit this around the service at interview.

In the Redditch Neighbourhood Mental Health Team (NMHT) we strive to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our local communities.

We have incorporated a huddle into the daily functioning of the team which enables us to be focused on the recovery of the patient through a multidisciplinary approach, with expertise from doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, support workers and psychological therapies staff.

If you are passionate, self-motivated and looking to be part of an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of NMHTs then we would welcome your application and look forward to hearing from you.

Main duties of the job

  • Will work as a key member and resource of the MDT core team.
  • Hold a blended caseload of patients with severe mental illness however your caseload will reflect your strong professional interest in supporting people with complex presentations related to severe and enduring mental illness and difficulties engaging with services. This post will have dedicated time to engage with local MAPA and MARAC processes and to provide specialist risk assessments for the locality team.
  • Supporting patients in an assertive outreach approach and identify any ongoing care needs, and assess and manage risk.
  • You will have experience of working with this user group in community settings. You will have a registered qualification in mental health nursing, occupational therapy or social work.
  • Ideally you will have experience in Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, Structured Case Management, and experience of using a specialist risk assessment such as HCR-20. We will provide this training, following a successful probationary period for the right candidate.
  • The ability to work flexibly as the need of the service demands is essential.
  • Attend weekly MDT meetings, participate in professionals’ meetings, signpost to adjunct services depending on patient need.
  • Support and guidance to the carers of patients accessing the services


About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.
  • Work across all clinically appropriate patients, 17-years-old and over, to deliver evidence-based interventions.


  • Under the direction of Service Lead and as part of the Community Mental Health Service, provide prompt local assessment, triage, risk assessment, risk management, signposting, onward referral and evidence-based interventions for people presenting with mental health problems.
  • Provide a presence for consultation for all primary care and VCS staff.
  • Represent the team on specific projects and working groups as required.


For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant professional qualification relating to Health or Social Care e.g. in social work, nursing, OT with current professional registration.
  • RMN, BSc/DipSW, BSc OT.
  • Recent evidence of continuing professional development.
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback.
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others.
  • Delivery of evidence based interventions in mental health.
Experience Essential
  • Assessment of people presenting with mental health problems.
  • Assessment and management of clinical risk.
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Managing own case load.
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of principles of assessment of people with mental health problems.
  • Knowledge of principles of risk assessment and management.
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act 1983 and Mental Capacity Act 2006 and other relevant legislation.
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post.


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