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Inreach Mental Health Practitioner

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£38,768 to £46,124 a year pa inc
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for Band 6 Senior Practitioners to join our In-reach team at HMP Wandsworth contributing to the Mental Health team delivery at HMP Wandsworth.

The post holder will be an expert practitioner, and a source of expert advice to the Primary Care team, Substance Misuse team, Prison staff, and Offenders. With overall responsibility for the mental and physical health & well-being of offenders in their care; operational management and day-to-day leadership of the In-reach team at HMP Wandsworth.

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified RMN with experience in any of the following areas:-
  • Learning Disability
  • Personality Disorder
  • Substance Misuse/Dual Diagnosis
  • Mentally Disordered Offenders

In addition to the above an in-depth knowledge of the Care Programme Approach and experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team is required. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal and an understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983 and in particular, management of patients within secure locations.Experience in prisons would be advantageous.

Main duties of the job

To provide comprehensive and timely reports and mental health expertise to multi agency public protection panels (MAPPA), police, probation services, solicitors and court liaison teams as directed.? Provide supervision to junior staff and to receive supervision as directed (line management and clinical).? To participate in resource centre services as directed, delivering psychological therapy and specialist activities under the direction of the clinical lead.? To work in a psychologically minded way with offenders in achieving their agreed goals and quality health outcomes.? No direct budgetary responsibility, but must be aware of the financial impact of decision-making.? Close working relationships with all prison and Serco staff, to include participation in sentence planning, resettlement, safer custody and ACCT processes.? To develop and take on a specialist lead role as appropriate, and provide peer support and training in this area.? To contribute towards support, advice, consultation and training for other prison departments

About us

Oxleas - About Us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

Main responsibilities will include
  • To provide specialist mental healthcare to offenders and to work as part of the Mental Health In-Reach Team and wider mental health services in HMP Wandsworth.
  • To deliver a range of specialist interventions at primary and secondary care level to include: Referral management, screening assessment, triage and evidence based interventionsOne-to-one and group-work facilitationassertive outreach interventionsmanaging a mixed and challenging caseload
  • Ensure that all waiting time, assessment and interventions are delivered in a timely manner, and positively contribute to the achievement of the services performance targets
  • Work closely with community mental health teams (CMHTs) to ensure appropriate sharing of information, continuity of care and the Care Programme Approach(CPA) for all offenders as necessary.

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Grade
  • Appropriate experience post qualification
  • Prison experience
Skills / Abilities / Knowledge Essential
  • Experience
  • Prison experience
Experience Essential
  • Experience
  • Experience

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