Band 6 Mental Health Nurse and Social Worker

East London NHS Foundation Trust
luton and south Bedfordshire
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per Annum
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The post holder will be expected to be self-motivating with the ability to demonstrate accurate formulations of mental state, risk and need for people in a mental health crisis and take into account medical, social & cultural factors and referring on to other disciplines in the team or other agencies as appropriate within the given time frames for the service. In particular you will be expected to assess and update risk on each contact and be fully aware of the safeguarding concerns.

Main duties of the job

To work within a multidisciplinary service, assessing referrals from various sources

including GPs, CMHT's and the acute admission wards and providing home treatment

for patients accepted on to our caseload.

. To be a part of the assessment or the home treatment team within the Crisis Team.

. To provide Gatekeeping and feedback based on the CRHTT criteria.

. To provide comprehensive risk assessments incorporating baseline physical


. Provide expert advice on the management, treatment interventions and diagnosis of

patients experiencing a mental health crisis with the aim of minimising risks,

ensuring safe care and promote recovery.

. Provide support to acute hospital wards and facilitate early discharge of patients or

support them while on leave and reduce length of stay for patients in hospital.

. To use a range of psycho-social interventions to improve mental health outcomes for


. To reduce re-admissions to the acute hospitals by facilitating client education and

service user led recovery and independence as well as longer term support.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description Job responsibilities

Please could you kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification Education/Training Essential
  • . Registered Mental Health Nurse/ Social Worker/ Occupational Therapist
  • . Hold a full UK driving license as this post you will be an essential car user
  • . Mentorship sign off desired
  • . Evidence of continual professional development
Experience Essential
  • . Post qualification experience in the field of adult and/or older adult
  • . Experience of working in a multidisciplinary mental health team
  • . Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and of ensuring that nursing practice is culturally sensitive
  • . Experience of supervising staff
  • . Extensive and demonstrable experience of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programs of care, particularly in an acute care or older adult community setting
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • . Demonstrate an understanding of how to promote the rights, responsibilities and recovery of adults and/or older adults with mental health problems
  • . Demonstrate a full understanding of the key issues and priorities relating to the provision of liaison mental health services in an acute hospital for aged 18 years and over
  • . Demonstrate a clear understanding of current legislation and policy pertaining to the provision of mental health services in all settings including the Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005, NHS and Community Care Act 1990, Human Rights Act 1998

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