Care Co-ordinator - Nurse/Social Worker

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Luton, Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are currently expanding the well-established Countywide Early Intervention in Psychosis Team which provides a focussed and specific community service for the population of Bedfordshire and Luton in response to the needs of individuals and their families experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The team works across CAMH services and Adult Mental Health Services with an age range starting at 14 years. We are therefore looking for skilled and well-motivated Mental Health Nurses to join the team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse with a sound background of working in a Community Mental Health setting and Care Coordination within CPA. The post holder will be expected to work flexibly to ensure delivery of full care packages. They will also provide psychosocial interventions and undertake specialist assessments which will require a good understanding of At Risk Mental States and Psychosis. The team therefore strongly supports ongoing professional development and structured Behavioural Family Therapy, CAARMs assessment tool and Psychosocial Intervention training opportunities are available locally and as part of our regional Early Intervention network.

The successful candidate will join a creative and motivated team who continue to make positive differences to families and individuals across the county. We believe that psychosis is treatable and recovery is expected.

The post holder will need use of a car with business insurance and have a UK driving license.

About us

ELFT is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees, job applicants and service users. We are committed to ensuring that no one will be discriminated against on the grounds of race, colour, creed, ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or marital status. The Trust commits itself to promote equal opportunities and value diversity and will keep under review its policies, procedures and practices to ensure that all employees, users and providers of its services are treated according to their needs.

For management posts, to ensure that within their service area fair employment practice and equality of opportunity are delivered.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Continually delivering and maintaining high standards for a defined caseload as agreed with Line Manager
  • Leadership, supervision and support to junior staff
  • Ensuring national targets and standards are achieved
  • Building trust and developing relationships to ensure service user involvement
  • Demonstrating a professional manner in all work carried out
  • Maintaining accurate and timely records
  • Ensuring equality and diversity values underpin the day-to-day working of the practice area.

  • Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
    • oRelevant professional qualification (1st Level nurse in mental health)
    • oRegistered with a professional clinical body (e.g. NMC)
    • oHas obtained MSPP qualification or equivalent
    • oEvidence of appropriate CPD post-qualification in psychosis / early intervention
    • oEvidence of further training, e.g. Bsc Community Nursing or AMHP status Clinical skill based qualification e.g. CBT, Psycho social interventions or nurse prescribing.
    Experience Essential
    • oAppropriate post registration experience at qualified practitioner level within Mental Health in the community, including experience of working with first episode psychosis.
    • oExperience of ensuring that the values including Care, Compassion, Competence, communication, Courage and Commitment are adhered to daily, and any matters of concern are raised with the relevant Line Manager or through the necessary processes within the Trust.
    • oExperience of working within an early intervention team
    • oPrevious experience of working within a CAMHS service
    • oExperience in applying psychosocial interventions
    • oExperience of providing supervision to Junior staff and or consultation for other professionals
    Knowledge and Skills Essential
    • oUnderstanding of current NHS/Social Care policies/practices relating to Mental Health and Services for people with a Learning Disability
    • oAn understanding of the principles of early intervention in psychosis
    • oKnowledge/ skills of Health promotion and psycho education both in clinical practice and delivering professionally to other agencies
    • oUnderstanding of CPA, Recovery approach and the principles of engagement with the seriously mentally ill.
    • oUnderstanding of research and its application to clinical practice.
    • oDemonstrable knowledge and understanding of equality and diversity issues and the ability to integrate into employment policies and practices
    • oExcellent communication and listening skills with the ability to tailor the message to a variety of audiences
    • oGood Report Writing skills
    • oUnderstanding and commitment to the personalization agenda
    • oUnderstanding and commitment to the personalization agenda

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