Mental Health Practitioner, Developmental Role Salary:
Band 5 £25,655 to £31,534 (plus HCA).
Once you become Band 6: £32,306 to £39,027 (Plus HCAS) Preceptorship:
£1000 on completion Team:
Ealing Southall MINT Working Hours
: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, closed Bank Holidays.
Flexible working is available.
An exciting opportunity has become available for newly qualified nurses in Ealing Acton MINT. This role is perfect for nurses that are keen to learn new skills quickly and advance their careers. You will be joining at an exciting time as we transform our services following the Community Mental Health Framework. This framework represents a new approach to situating and providing place-based integrated support, care and treatment in the community for people with mental health problems whatever their level of need.
You will get to work in a multidisciplinary team and also get to work alongside General Practitioners and our community partners.
Community mental health nurses play a key role in dissolving the barriers that can exist between mental health and physical health, social care, voluntary and community social enterprise (VCSE) organisations and local communities, and primary and secondary care, to deliver integrated, personalised, place-based and well-coordinated care for adults and older adults. We are moving towards a 'whole system' of mental health care, which will provide timely access to support, care and treatment.
Main duties of the job
We need Community Mental Health Nurse s to support people with mental health need to access mental health care when and where they need it and be able to move through the system easily. This role means supporting people to be able to manage their problems and move towards individualised recovery on their own terms, surrounded by their families, carers and social networks, and supported in their local community.
We need Community Mental Health Nurse s who can support individuals be able to contribute to and be participants in the communities that sustain them, to whatever extent is comfortable to them.
West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.
Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.
We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.
We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.
We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.
Job description Job responsibilities
This role will involve a number of elements which will support the management of people with mental health conditions in the new integrated mental health teams. The post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team which will cover a Primary Care Network or locality and will work across networks to form a truly innovative and ground-breaking support structure. Please see more details of the job description Candidate Information Pack.
Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
- Professional qualification in mental health - Mental Health Nursing (RMN) with current NMC registration
- Educated to degree or Diploma level with other courses relevant to primary care mental health services e.g. CBT, Brief Solution Focussed Therapy etc.
- RGN/physical health qualification
- Evidence of recent and on-going relevant further professional development
- Demonstrable experience of post qualifying work in psychiatry.
- Experience of supervising junior staff within own and/or other disciplines
- Evidence of experience in a Band 6 position or equivalent
- Other relevant post registration experience
- Audit and research experience
- Experience of Experience of working in a primary care setting/ social care/ voluntary sector teaching/training in a formal or informal setting
- Knowledge of counselling skills/cognitive behavioural skills, psychosocial interventions
- Knowledge of recovery approaches as used with those with mental health conditions
- Ability to interpret research and apply to practice
- Specialist knowledge of mental health conditions as well as their relationship to physical disorders
- Assessment and treatment of Deliberate Self Harm
- Risk assessment/management and crisis intervention skills
- Use of psychosocial assessment methods
- Higher level communication skills, both written and oral
- Ability to engage challenging and/or acutely distressed patients in potentially hostile and/or antagonistic situations and use de-escalation techniques effectively
- Sufficient clinical knowledge to be able to make autonomous decisions, based on an analysis of complex presenting problems and judgement about available options, with senior clinical support/supervision
- Team/self management and organisation skills that enable a number of complex activities and clinical work to be undertaken, revising and adjusting these according to the needs of individual patients and the service
- Computer literate
Personal Qualities Essential
- Ability to frequently work under pressure and maintain intense concentration, particularly in unpredictable situations where there will be exposure to highly distressed and/or disturbed patients, often exhibiting challenging behaviours and the risk of physical violence
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Commitment to equal opportunities
- Ability to accept constructive feedback
- Self-motivated, able to work autonomously and independently with confidence when required.
- Exercise initiative, flexibility and tact and self awareness
- Willing to use peer and group supervision creatively
- Be able to work flexibly if required
- Be aware of the limitations in your competencies and seek appropriate senior advice and leadership.
- Personal experience of a mental health condition
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