A fantastic opportunity has arisen in Hillingdon for highly motivated and enthusiastic Mental Health Nurses to join our Community Mental Health Services as Duty Workers.
The CMHTs work with adults covering the Hillingdon borough and the site is based in Uxbridge, close to major motorway networks and within walking distance of the Piccadilly and Metropolitan Tube Lines.
We are a service user led service and work with adults that have mental health issues and require support with their physical health needs.
The role of the Duty worker is assessment of new referrals into the teams, answering incoming duty queries, carrying out risk reviews and feeding back to the wider MDT with recommendations based on service user need.
The CMHTs are multidisciplinary teams, comprising of nurses, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, employment specialists and peer support workers. The teams are supported by good administrative systems and offers an excellent working environment.
The teams have good links with local statutory and non-statutory services and work closely with our colleagues at The Riverside Centre at Hillingdon Hospital.
The posts are for 37.5 hours a week and the CMHT working hours are Mon-Friday 9am-5pm. There is also an opportunities for weekend work across our 7 day service.
Main duties of the job
What we are looking for? Post registration experience with significant years of working with adults with mental health problems and a minimum 6 months of working with adults in a community setting. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a sound understanding of current government legislation, demonstrate the ability to work as part of a MDT and provide high quality care with evidence based therapeutic assessments, interventions and completion of accurate and timely documentation. Specialist skills in mental health assessment, risk assessment, safety planning and medication administration. Car owner/driver would be ideal but not essential as it is about finding the right person
What will you get?
- Regular individual supervision and reflective practice groups
- Training package to ensure continuous professional development - towards revalidation
- Working within a dynamic team with visibility of the Senior Management Team
- Access to London Leadership Academy Coaching and Mentorship programmes
- A range of staff benefits including kids pass, range of salary sacrifices schemes (including for electronic goods and 30% savings on a car), interest free loans and many more).
- Opportunities for flexible working
Job description Job responsibilities Vaccination
The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Substantial post qualification experience
- Mental health assessment, risk assessment and management
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