An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Warrington Recovery Team
We are looking for an enthusiastic, skilled and dedicated practitioner, to provide structured clinical management (SCM) as part of the Borough/Trust Relational and Emotional Strengthening Pathway (RESP).
You will work alongside experienced and supportive practitioners, providing NICE guidance interventions for service users with a personality disorder diagnosis.
There will be an expectation that you will currently have the relevant training required for this role, or be willing to undertake this training.
The Team operates between the hours of 9am-5pm Mon to Fridays. Our office base is Wakefield House.
This post is subject to an enhanced check with adults barred list
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.
Shortlisting is planned for 30th September 2022
Interviews are TBC
Main duties of the job
You will provide structured clinical management for an identified caseload of service users, as part of the Team/Borough RESP delivery.
The role will involve support offer to clients ,both on an individual basis and via group setting.
Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.
We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.
At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.
Job description Job responsibilities CLINICAL
Undertake personality disorder assessments and develop Living Life Well Crisis Care Plans
To maintain a case load of 12 SCM clients (for assessment, socialisation or full programme) and also co-facilitate a SCM group if the post holder is not running a group then to maintain a case load of 15 clients.
To attend weekly SCM supervision meetings
To attend training programmes (as when required)
To support and provide training to other staff
To be active in managing the clients pathway through the system, including in-reach work on the ward.
During admissions to liaise with the ward staff and Home Treatment Team and remain in contact with the service user throughout involvement with these service. Try to ensure the admission has clear goals, aims and objectives and take a lead role in supporting discharge/transition.
Facilitate a planned discharge. Organise an MDT meeting if necessary. Provide information regarding how to re-access services.
To advocate for clients with a personality disorder.
To implement the SCM treatment programme for borderline personality disorder
Co-facilitate weekly SCM group meetings (90 minutes).
Named practitioner offering a transition period from services for 6 months for clients who have completed 12 months of SCM
To work in accordance with the standard operating procedure for cluster 8
Formulate and implement appropriate treatment plans and provide Structured Clinical Management
Provide short term goal focused support / input to cases on the pathway
Liaise with other professionals to contribute to the establishment of continuity of care across the service
To ensure that continuity of care is maintained and to support services to manage transitions between services in line with NICE guidance, including Section 117
To carry out assessments as per Patient Owned Database and assign patients to care clusters within the framework of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales Payment by Results (HoNOS and PBR)
To be able to provide consultation and training in personality disorder to other team members as required
Demonstrate an ability to formulate clients mental health needs
Agree to undertake additional training when required to facilitate role
To support the adherence of the personality disorder pathway. MANAGERIAL
Provide supervision for staff.
Support transition through care pathways EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Qualified Mental Health Practitioner e.g. RMN; or / Occupational Therapist with demonstrable post qualification and further training in Personality Disorder. Awareness level and practical skills training such as Structured Clinical Management, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and / or Mentalisation Based Therapy. RESEARCH AND AUDIT
Qualified Mental Health Practitioner e.g. RMN; or / Occupational Therapist with demonstrable post qualification and further training in Personality Disorder. Awareness level and practical skills training such as Structured Clinical Management, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and / or Mentalisation Based Therapy.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Up to date Professional Registration (to be maintained)
- Evidence of continuing professional development in the field of RMN; or / Occupational Therapist with demonstrable post qualification and further training in Personality Disorder.
- Able to demonstrate an understanding of the Personality Disorder Pathway model
- Working experience of Inpatient / Outpatient settings
- Experience of formulating risk assessments
- Experience of working with mental health services (or able to demonstrate transferable skills)
- A working knowledge of NICE Guidance protocols
- A clear understanding of complex needs support issues such as homelessness, substance misuse and offending
- Knowledge of safeguarding protocols
- Knowledge and understanding of how to deal with challenging individuals
- Continuous Improvement
- High professional standards
- Responsive to service users
- Engaging leadership style
- Strong customer service belief
- Transparency and honesty
- Change oriented
- Good verbal / written communication skills
- Competent IT skills
- Knowledge and understanding of equal opportunities
- Able to prioritise and organise workload
- Ability to motivate others
- Ability to manage risk
- Demonstrate an ability to maintain clear boundaries
- Demonstration of Psychological awareness of others strengths and weaknesses
- Demonstration of an ability to have flexibility in their coping style and an awareness to see problems from a different perspective
- Means and ability to travel
Certificate of Sponsorship
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Employer details Employer name
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
https://www.merseycare.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)
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