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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£38,786 to £46,124 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic Mental Health Practitioner to join the Lewisham Community Mental Health Neighbourhood 1 Team. The post is open to qualified Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.

The post-holder will conduct assessments of newly referred adults to the Community Mental Health Team. They will undertake the responsibilities of a Mental Health Practitioner within the Care Programme Approach for a defined caseload of service users and their carers. They will provide evidence-based psychosocial interventions and will focus on engagement, recovery and social inclusion as well as addressing physical health care needs.

The successful candidates will be experienced registered professionals who are able to demonstrate a specific interest in working with people with developing psychosis.

This is an exciting time to be working in this field which has undergone a Community Transformation as part of the NHS Long Term Plan . We are able to offer excellent support and training opportunities.

Main duties of the job

  • To manage a caseload of mental health service-users with complex needs as lead professional and care co-ordinator under the CPA process.
  • To use evidence-based and client-centred principles to assess needs and to plan, implement and evaluate health and social care interventions
  • To facilitate flow through the service and timely step-down to low intensity services and primary care.
  • To provide leadership for junior staff through supervision and appraisal.
  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of MDT services, holding personal responsibility for defined projects and areas of responsibility.
  • To mentor and supervise students on practice placements
  • To carry out MDT activities e.g. coordinating meetings and undertaking duty responsibilities
  • To provide profession-specific interventions for the wider team as required and in line with NICE guidelines
  • To offer/provide timely NICE concordant interventions to clients with FEP and their carers
  • To participate in team training and mandatory training and ongoing professional development.



About us

South London and Maudsley NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We deliver specialist services in the London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

We are committed to provide a high quality and specialist care to our service users and we are recognised for our care and treatment we provide. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good'.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values and our promise to be caring, kind, polite, prompt, honest, listen and do what I say I'm going to do is at the heart of everything we do. When you join us, you'll be part of something special.

As a Trust we are happy to talk flexible working.

Job description Job responsibilities

Job Purpose:

Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner will be based within neighbourhood-based community mental health teams which provide integrated health and social care services.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team alongside colleagues from a range of professional backgrounds, they will undertake assessments of need and coordinate the development of sustainable recovery-focussed care plans. They will provide practical support and carry out planned interventions to address assessed needs and to overcome barriers to access and social inclusion. Using a strengths-based approach they will support service-users to develop their own solutions, minimising long-term dependence on services through self-directed support and promoting the take-up of personal budgets where appropriate.
  • To manage a caseload of mental health service-users with complex needs as lead professional and care co-ordinator under the CPA process.
  • To use evidence-based and client-centred principles to assess needs and to plan, implement and evaluate health and social care interventions
  • To facilitate flow through the service and timely step-down to low intensity services and primary care.
  • To provide leadership for junior staff through supervision and appraisal.
  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of MDT services, holding personal responsibility for defined projects and areas of responsibility.
  • To mentor and supervise students on practice placements
  • To carry out MDT activities e.g. coordinating meetings and undertaking duty responsibilities
  • To provide profession-specific interventions for the wider team as required and in line with NICE guidelines
  • To offer/provide timely NICE concordant interventions to clients with FEP and their carers
  • To participate in team training and mandatory training and ongoing professional development.



Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Adult Nurse/ Mental Health Nurse/Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Mentorship
  • Up to date professional registration
  • Evidence of significant continuing professional development
Desirable
  • Masters Level Qualification
  • Nurse Prescribing
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Ability to manage a complex caseload and prioritise caseload and workload effectively.
  • Significant experience of working with service users who are deteriorating in the community
  • Significant experience of clinical assessments of adults with mental health issues
Desirable
  • Knowledge of Relevant Research and its application to Assessment treatment and Case Management
Ability and other Requirements Essential
  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to the service user's needs, without close supervision
  • Experience in psychosocial interventions
  • Experience of interagency working
  • Experience of a service development and quality improvement
Desirable
  • Advanced Practitioner Qualification


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