Senior Clinical Advisor Band 6

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
St Albans
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary
Closing date
17 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen within the Single Point of Access within Hertfordshire Partnership NHS University Foundation Trust.

Join the team and make a real difference to our service users whilst developing your career. We are looking for Band 6 Mental Health Nurses, qualified Social Workers, or Occupational Therapists who can demonstrate a desire to develop the relevant mental health work experience required to join our team. Successful applicants will join help us to drive forward the highest standards of practice for our service users from within our office environment.

Main duties of the job

Areas within the Single Point of Access include Adult MH, Wellbeing, and CAMHS. We are a large multi-disciplinary team of clinical and non-clinical staff who work closely to provide Hertfordshire with an outstanding gateway into mental health services. We are an office based telephone triage service and this role will call for excellent listening skills which will enable you to make robust clinical decisions without the aid of visual cues. If your experience in mental health work has covered any of these areas we would like to hear from you.

In return we offer a unique tailored training in all of our electronic systems, a fully supported network that also leads to further potential for development, as well ason-site free parking. If you're looking for a flexible work-life balance and being part of a friendly, supportive, collaborative team, Single Point of Access is the place for you. We also offer some home remote working to provide further flexibilities; and we take time to recognise the amazing work that our staff do.

SPA operational hours are Monday - Friday.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

Job Summary:

o To act as an autonomous clinician/practitioner providing a comprehensive telephone screening and triage service to service users, carers and their referrers resulting in a safe and appropriate clinical decision.

o To facilitate the provision of accurate health & social care information, self-care / improvement advice or, where applicable, referring to the appropriate level and location of care, in order to meet the holistic and therapeutic requirements of the service user

o To Provide some supervision and advice to referral advisors within the Single Point of Access

o To screen and triage new referrals coming into the service. To ensure service users are directed to the most appropriate service with a clear care plan and advice.

All staff should comply with the Trusts Anti-Discriminatory Statement, Employee Charter, Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Equality and Diversity.

Person Specification Qualifications and Education Essential
  • Degree or equivalent level of knowledge gained through experience
  • Professional Qualification (RMN, DipSW, OT or equivalent)
  • Post registration experience in relevant mental health/learning disability setting.
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies
  • 24 Months post qualification experience
  • Teaching and Assessing in clinical practice training
  • AMHP
Experience Essential
  • Knowledge of current legislation relating to health and social care mental health service provision
  • Significant experience of triage and assessment within a secondary mental health or learning disability setting
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Evidence based practice
  • Provision of effective clinical/practice supervision
  • Multi-professional team working
  • Previous experience having worked with IT systesms and competent knowledge of IT Systems
  • Previous experience of third sector agencies that support people with mental health issues, either having worked for them or engaged them in some way, e.g MIND, CGL, Turning Point
  • Comprehensive assessment skills
  • Multi-professional team working
  • Previous expierince having working with complex service users with mental health issues
Skills Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyse information quickly and effectively, thereby ensuring correct conclusion for action
Physical Skills Essential
  • Excellent accurate keyboard skills (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)

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