Mental Health Practitioner- Recruitment Bonus

Employer
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
St Neots
Salary
£27,066 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The permanent posts are eligible for a £1500 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of £500 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of £1000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. This will be pro-rata for part-time posts. Internal applicants are not eligible.

An opportunity has arisen, for a passionate and enthusiastic individual to be part of our innovative and crucial service in St Neots. We welcome applications from newly qualified Mental health Nurses, Mental Health Occupational Therapists and Social Workers. You may be looking to move on from your first qualified post to a community role.

We are looking for people who have a relevant NMC or HCPC registration and:
  • Relevant pre-registration experience of working in mental health environments, however this is not essential.
  • Previous experience and skills which can transfer into this role - good communication, organisational skills and timekeeping amongst others.
  • We welcome applications from people with lived-experience of mental health challenges.
  • People who are passionate about working with older people in the community experiencing mental health challenges.


Main duties of the job

The role involves (but is not limited to):
  • Providing support interventions for people with significant mental health conditions.
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team with colleagues in the Mental health and Neighbourhood Teams.
  • Monitoring and reviewing the use of prescribed medications.

If this sounds like the role for you then we would love to hear from you!

The successful candidate will be required to be flexible but primarily based at our Wyboston base for St Neots. We will provide the support to ensure your development within your role. We provide a preceptorship programme and regular support and supervision. We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust.

If you are looking for a new challenge and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our community by supporting people with mental health needs then we want to hear from you.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To provide an ongoing assessment of the care needs, plan care in collaboration with the service user, their carers (where appropriate) and MDT colleagues. Delivery care in a safe and effective manner and ensure that needs are reviewed on a timely basis commensurate with service user needs.
  • Supporting service user medication concordance in association with MDT colleagues. This will be achieved by demonstrating a working knowledge of medications and policies commonly used in older peoples mental health services including relevant NICE guidance e.g., anti-psychotic prescribing in dementia care
  • To actively engage in partnership working in respect of the patient, carers and service development
  • To have a working knowledge of current mental health and wider legislation, in addition ensuring effective application of CPA assessment and care planning principles and effective risk assessment.
  • Contribute to the assessment, treatment, evaluation, and effectiveness of treatment / care offered and review plan with multi -professional team / team manager.
  • Liaise effectively with other members of the service team, primary health care teams, residential/nursing homes, adult social care and other organisations contingent upon the client.
  • Employ specific skills to help resolve/manage problems in older persons mental health e.g. anxiety management strategies, behavioural management strategies in dementia, family support skills etc.
  • Be familiar with and observe statutory and local policies in the prescribing, custody and administration of medications in line with the Trusts medicine management policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a high standard of written reports, records of visits/interventions, care plans recording the progress of clients in line with standards for records and record keeping
  • Participate in:a. Clinical case management and supervision groups.b. Lead as appropriate, clinical meetings/reviews.c. Administrative/management meetings as required.
  • To be familiar with up-to-date knowledge of current trends, pertinent research findings within this specialised area of practice. To keep up to date with nursing practices ensuring that PREP requirements are met.
  • To engage in clinical supervision and mentorship to enhance professional development


  • Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
    • Mental Health Nurse Qualification or Social Work Qualification or Occupational therapy Qualification
    Desirable
    • Relevant post qualification CPD
    Experience Essential
    • Work with people with mental health problems
    • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team
    • Experience in mental health assessment and evidence based psychosocial interventions
    Desirable
    • Experience supervising junior staff
    • Experience of working independently
    Skills & Abilities Essential
    • High level communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to communicate and work in settings in which the atmosphere may be highly emotive.
    • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
    • Skills in self management and the ability to manage clinical workload and time
    • Knowledge of evidence based psychological interventions
    • An understanding of the needs of people with mental health problems and the ability to collaboratively identify a care plan to address these needs.
    • Ability to problem solve effectively
    • Ability to make risk assessments and appropriate risk management plans
    • IT skills: ability to use email, internet and electronic patient records
    Knowledge & Understanding Essential
    • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
    • Knowledge of appropriate actions to take to safeguard vulnerable adults and children
    Desirable
    • Mental Health Act/ Mental Capacity Act training
    • Any additional training relevant to CRHTT
    Physical Requirements Essential
    • Internal rotation across 7 working days
    • Ability to travel independently across a large geographical area which has poor public transport areas promptly
    Other Essential
    • Ability to use supervision effectively
    • Calm approach to potentially stressful situations


    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    310-OPAC-3810591-D
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