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Care Coordinator

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen at Dunstable CMHT for a Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse. We encourage you to apply for this great development opportunity.

The team is based in Dunstable which covers Dunstable, Houghton Regis and the surrounding villages. You are welcome to come and meet the team prior to your interview. Our teams core hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. However, we are currently piloting enhanced hours as a quality improvement project. Our enhanced pilot hours are 9am 5pm on Saturdays. One of the benefits is showing flexibility for staff working hours. The team members are under no obligation to work the enhanced hours during the pilot. The services are also in the middle of a service transformation, which is an exciting time, as we are exploring how we can further develop the service we provide, meeting the needs of our local community. We also operate a Duty clinician system responding to those who require support in a crisis.

Our team provides assessment, care planning, intervention and evaluation of those with a moderate to severe mental health diagnosis for ages between 18 to 65 (up to 70 if already open to the team). Our service focuses on developing and utilising your specialist mental health skills and embracing your core competencies as a Registered Nurse. Working within our team you will be involved in the planning of new services.

Main duties of the job

? To promote a service user focussed service.? Participate in audits and survey relevant to the team.? To participate in development of new policies and procedures as required.? Ensure that clients receive a culturally competent service.? To co-ordinate the day-to-day activity and manage the workload of the Team.? To ensure the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act (1983) and subsequent amendmentsare adhered to.? To establish and maintain good relationships with service users, carers and voluntary sector colleagues.? To provide best evidence practice to service users which complies with legislation, policies and procedures and relevant quality, governance and local and national guidelines.? Liaise with General Practice and Primary Care colleagues to promote partnership working.

About us

The team is made up of a rich resource of multidisciplinary professionals who support psychological ways of working. The team includes Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Senior Social Worker Practitioner, Peer Support Worker, Doctors, Psychologists, Assistant Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Community Support Workers, Psychotherapists, Administrators and an Employment specialist as well as working closely within a designated locality with Primary care mental health link workers, the Local Authorities and voluntary services.

There are many opportunities, such as to participate in teaching at the recovery college, facilitate DBT, mindfulness, to join the AMHP training, to be involved in other groups and working closely in partnership with the drug and alcohol, CAMH and other services. In addition to the QI project above, there is opportunity to be part of other initiatives, such as our pilot of WhatsApp Business.

We value you and we are interested in what you want from your career, to grow and develop for your continuing professional development and we will work closely with you to focus on and to tailor your individual needs as a nurse professional. This will include the option to rotate within the service to widen your breadth of experience, skills and knowledge.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy for more information.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) OR Registered Nurse (Learning Difficulty) OR Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Qualified Social Worker registered by the HCPC
  • Evidence of continued professional development
Experience Essential
  • Significant post-qualification experience, which must be within mental health services
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary environment/community experience.
  • Experience of working within an NHS/Local Authority environment and an understanding of the issues/ policies/ practice within these environments.
Knowledge Essential
  • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of mental disorder and the treatment options.
  • A thorough working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and subsequent amendments
  • Working knowledge of the NHS & Community Care Act and other social care & A/I
  • Ability to assess and manage complex and high risk situations effectively for the benefit of service users and carers
  • Ability to manage and co - ordinate professionals, teams and services and mobilise provision where appropriate.
Skills Essential
  • Good report writing skills and the ability to compile complex case recording a nd report presentation, including legal documents i.e. social circumstances reports, court reports etc.
  • Assessment skills and the ability to compile care plans in partnership with service users, carers and others
  • Decision -making and problem solving skills, able to adopt creative and flexible approaches to meet the needs of service users.
  • Highly developed organisational skills, able to prioritise workload and delegate effectively.
  • Mental Health Practice Skills and an understanding of CPA and the NSF standards.
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Team player, able to negotiate and lead other professionals whilst considering competing views and agendas
  • Self-motivated, committed and open to new ideas and experiences
  • Committed to equal opportunities, and equality and diversity issues
  • Anti-discriminatory & antioppressive practice
  • Committed to core social work values, able to recognise that protection is sometimes required and should be carried out in the least restrictive manner observing the human and civil rights of the individual
  • A commitment to leadership & change management
Additional Requirements Essential
  • Able to travel between Trust sites throughout the County
  • Full driving licence
  • Flexible working according to the needs of the service and to support work/life balance and improving working lives.
  • Ability to work shifts and weekends when required.

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