Would you like to join our exciting community team at a time of transformational change? The Middlesbrough Access team is at the forefront of community transformation and we are looking for an experienced Mental Health Practitioner to join our journey to change and improve the local community's initial contact with our services with a no wrong door approach.
You will need to be enthusiastic and highly motivated with experience in the delivery of triage and completing initial assessments . You will be a valued member of the team and will develop excellent working relationships with our partners and stakeholders.
Main duties of the job
You will demonstrate:-
- excellent assessment skills
- interpersonal and team working skills
- be able to work collaboratively with a range of statutory and third sector agencies.
We aim to enable the right support to be provided at the right time
Deliver improved access across a range of health and social care services.
Integrating services around the needs of the person minimising duplication and enabling services to work together across the health and social care spectrum
The successful applicant will work with a range of agencies locally to facilitate safe care and treatment. Experience of multi-agency working would be helpful. A keen ability to network well and interact with professionals, carers and patients across multi-agency settings is essential.
Our service has a commitment to staff development and offers regular, well-structured management and clinical supervision. There is a robust system of appraisal and personal development.
Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.
We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas. Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
- Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
- Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
- Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification that details the main duties and responsibilities of the role.
Person Specification Qualification Essential
- Current professional registration with an approved professional body.
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
- For registered nurses: MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education. Must be achieved within agreed timescale
- Recognised sign-off mentor, clinical educator or equivalent. Must be achieved within agreed timescale
- Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
- Leadership or management qualification
- Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
- Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a care environment
- Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
- Providing clinical supervision to individuals or groups as professionally appropriate.
- Mentoring or facilitating students on practice placement
- Working in a multi-disciplinary team
- Quality improvement activities
- Leadership or management experience
- Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community environment
Knowledge & Skills Essential
- Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
- Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
- Care Programme Approach and its application in practice
- Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team.
- Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team
- Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake lead professional / care co-ordinator responsibilities
- The Trust's Quality Improvement System (QIS)
- Competency in venepuncture
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