Mental Health Practitioner/Care Coordinator

Employer
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Surrey
Salary
£33,922 to £40,872 a year pa inc fringe HCAS
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust is a Top Employer Award Winner and works in partnership to provide responsive and dependable primary care, mental health, intellectual disability and substance misuse services to the diverse and culturally rich communities we serve.

In our quest to deliver patient-focused quality care we are looking to recruit a highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic Registered Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapistto join our forward thinking, friendly and expanding Mental Healthteam at HMP Send. By joining our Surrey Prisons Health Care Team, you will not only look after the healthcare needs of the prisoners, but who also have the opportunity to have a real impact on promoting health and well-being.

Working in partnership with the criminal justice system and other agencies, we provide responsive, dependable and high-quality primary care and mental health services to existing offenders (and those at risk of offending) in the communities we serve, to improve their health status and to encourage social inclusion.

PLEASE NOTE ANY CANDIDATE WISHING TO APPLY FOR ANY OF OUR ROLES IN SURREY WILL BE SUBJECT TO VETTING CLEARANCE. WHICH REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE BEEN A RESIDENT IN THE UK FOR A MINIMUM OF 3 YEARS. CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT MEET THIS CRITERIA NEED NOT APPLY.

Main duties of the job

This is a varied role working within a Mental Health In-reach Team and involves assessing and treating patients, accepting referrals, carrying out triage, liaising with the multidisciplinary team, providing effective case management to a defined caseload, and carrying out effective care planning.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

About us

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust offers its staff ongoing career progression through monthly supervision, annual personal development plans/appraisals and access to exciting internal and external training opportunities.Excellent progression through various career pathway opportunities such as but not limited to a Preceptorship Programme, Support and guidance with Revalidation, Hidden Gem and annual award ceremonies. Excellent staff benefits: our benefit packages are amongst the best in London and include: childcare vouchers, health and wellbeing services, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme and relocation package.

The trust alsovalues its staff and you are entitled to become a member of MyTrustBenefits. MyTrustBenefits is an online portal for all CNWL staff, as well as their family and friends. It offers over 1400 discounts at hundreds of retailers nationwide. Save money on your weekly food shops, toiletries, cosmetics, cinema, meals out, holidays, travel and entertainment. You can also access free online courses on a variety of topics, professional and personal, ranging from business management, languages, law and teaching.

All of our sites in Surrey offer free use of the onsite leisure facilities and free parking for staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see full Job Description and Job Specification for full list of duties andresponsibilities.

Quality of Care

Promote the health and well-being of patients and maintain a safe, caring and therapeutic environment based on an individualised approach. Working with the Team Leader to provide an environment that promotes training and development among the workforce.

Management of Resources

Work within agreed levels of resources, both human and financial, to support the clinical environment. To efficiently co-ordinate all services delivered to the patient groups within prison.

Communication and Liaison

Ensure and encourage open channels of communication with both internal and external agencies, to maintain and improve service delivery.

Personal Development

Promotion of a positive image of the service through self-development.

Health and Safety

Ensure that the environment is safe and as laid down in the Health and Safety Act (1974), Disabilities Act 2000, and the Trust Health and Safety manual.

Person Specification EDUCATION and QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Registered Practitioner (Nurse or OT)
  • Evidence of professional development since registration
  • Mentorship or supervisor qualification
Desirable
  • oPost registration qualification that enhances clinical work: CBT, DBT, Dual Diagnosis, etc.
Skils Essential
  • Expert in engaging with people with mental health problems, assessing their needs, designing and delivering appropriate interventions and evaluating the effectiveness of the process.
  • Risk assessment and management skills.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Proven ability to work with patients to increase their level of self-determination and resilience.
  • Knowledge of CPA, Mental Health Act, MAPPA, legislation and policies relevant to prison mental health.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding frameworks
  • Problem solving, stress management & conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to engage in evidence based practice, with an understanding of care quality (clinical governance).
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE Essential
  • oRelevant Experience
  • oExperience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • oExperience of care co-ordinating within CPA framework
  • oExperience of working in community setting
  • oExperience of mentoring or supervising students
Desirable
  • oExperience of working in a Prison or forensic environment


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