An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist to join a community mental health team in York. The applicant will be expected to provide evidenced based care and treatment using a recovery framework for adults with Mental Health conditions. You will be required to have a clinical caseload.
You will need to be enthusiastic and highly motivated with experience in assessments and delivery of care for patients from either inpatient or community setting. You will have access to full Preceptorship and clinical supervision within the team and will work closely with other professionals in the multi-disciplinary team to provide care co-ordination responsibilities for a defined caseload.
There are varied opportunities for training and development, and peer support and supervision systems are in place. This would be an ideal post for a newly qualified or soon to be qualified professional- we can consider final year students who are due to be qualified soon.
Main duties of the job
We are actively looking for Band 5 mental health professionals, including Community Psychiatric Nurses, Social Workers or Occupational Therapists to join an established multi-disciplinary team.
Whether you are a student in your last year of studies, a newly qualified professional or looking for a new and exciting opportunity in Adult Mental Health services, we are keen to hear from you.
This rewarding post will offer opportunities for continued professional development and training in mental health practice. With the strong links we have with our local universities' post-grad qualifications can be supported throughout your career pathway. You will be offered a robust induction, preceptorship or ASYE supported by clinical supervision to support you during your first year in practice.
We are passionate about teamwork and collective leadership and in creating a great place to work, we can consider flexible working patterns and part time roles with a focus on promoting wellbeing and a positive work life balance.
Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. A lease car scheme is in operation as well as other NHS staff benefits.
We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.
We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see the attached job description and person specification which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Current professional registration with an approved professional body.
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
- or registered nurses: MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale
- Trained Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale).
- Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
- Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
- Evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
- Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
- Care Programme Approach and its application in practice
- Understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice
- Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
- Clinical Governance and Clinical Supervision.
- Awareness of psychological models of care and treatment
- Working with people with mental ill health.
- Working in a person centred therapeutic organisation
- Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
- Working in partnership with other agencies
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