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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Warrington
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity is available for a senior mental health practitioner within our adult crisis response team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with local services to provide mental health assessment, appropriate triage and deliver short term evidenced based practice interventions.

The post holder will support the Clinical Team Manager in carrying continuing professional and managerial responsibility for their clinical area. They will also contribute to maintenance of the overall standards, which will include assessment of need and delivery of care within the context of Effective Care Coordination.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

CLINICAL

Participate in regular clinical supervision as per Trust policy.

Participate in caseload supervision to monitor standards of service user care and documentation.

Assist with the appropriate screening of referrals and provide information for referrers, service uses and carers

Provide short-term, evidence based practices and fixed term interventions

Support the delivery of education and self-help materials within a variety of locations.

Develop and maintain effective working partnerships with services in other statutory and non-statutory organisations

Assist in the development and implementation of integrated care pathways, including appropriate service user assessments/referrals and models of care.

Ensure the clinical environment is conducive to promote service users health, safety and well-being, thereby preserving and respecting each service users personal dignity, privacy, religious and cultural beliefs.

Ensure record keeping is in accordance with Professional and Trust standards.

Ensure the safe management of medicines and adhere to safe practice and principles of administration in accordance with the NMC code of professional conduct and Trust Medicines Code.

Work in a professional and collaborative manner with the Multi-disciplinary team.

Participate and promote positive intra-agency working.

Responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care without supervision and act as Named Nurse as required.

Participate and assist in setting standards of service user care based on sound research findings.

Where indicated and following completion of the relevant training the practitioner will act as a non-medical prescriber, at all times working within their sphere of clinical competence.

MANAGERIAL

Deputise for the Clinical Team Manager as required

Undertake delegated responsibilities as agreed with Clinical Team Manager.

Support the formulation and implementation of clinical and operational practices, and procedures as appropriate.

Participate in the recruitment, selection and induction of new staff.

Support the implementation, monitoring and updating of an operational policy and philosophy for the clinical area.

Ensure the principles of Clinical Governance are incorporated in service delivery by maintaining a high quality service based on agreed clinical standards.

Ensure that service users are cared for within the confines of their respective Mental Health Act status and adhere to the requirements of the MHA 1983 and the corresponding Code of Practice.

Ensure adherence and implementation of Effective Care Coordination.

Ensure that Trust policies and procedures are adhered to.

Assist in the development of local protocols to ensure a high standard of service delivery is achieved and maintained.

Support the process of staff participation in the formulation of new ideas/suggestions to improve service user care and service delivery.

Provide statistical information as required.

Ensure service users finances, money and valuables are cared for in accordance with Trust Financial Policies and Codes of Practice.

Assist in the maintenance and updating of the units equipment inventories and service schedules. Ensure regular servicing, maintenance, repair or replacement as required adhering to Health & Safety, COSHH and Medical Devices Agency regulations.

Ensure effective processes of communication are established, maintained and regularly evaluated within designated team.

Assist in the investigation of complaints and incidents in accordance with Trust policy.

Participate in Serious Untoward Incident investigations/reviews as required

Co-ordinate utilities, equipment and services and report/refer issues to respective managers where necessary.

Ensure that the nursing practice within the clinical area adheres to the Trusts policies and procedures.

Participate in managerial supervision.

Appropriate participation in managing performance for staff as required.

Appropriate participation in managing attendance for staff as required.

EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Assist the Clinical Team Manager to ensure all relevant staff have an up to date Individual Personal Appraisal and Personal Development Plan.

Coordinate and nominate staff for appropriate courses, including mandatory training, according to service need and Personal Development Plans.

Organise and undertake teaching where appropriate.

Demonstrate the acquisition and application of knowledge in line with current research and evidence-based practice.

Undertake training relevant to your role responsibilities and promote a positive learning environment.

Coordinate preceptorship and mentorship as required.

Provide evidence to support development around the Trust Appraisal system which may include the KSF or other competency profiles.

Participate in regular supervision, engage in reflective practice and be committed to continued development.

Develop own skills and knowledge and contribute to the development of others.

RESEARCH AND AUDIT

Ensure staff awareness of Clinical and Corporate Governance and the need for research-based practice.

Undertake and participate in appropriate audit, quality assurance programmes and research as directed.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Up to date Professional Registration (to be maintained), on the appropriate part of the NMC register and hold a current NMC registration, or the equivalent and registration for Social Workers or OTs
Values Essential
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented
Skills Essential
  • Demonstrate sound leadership qualities and an understanding of management styles
  • Understanding of quality and change in the clinical setting
  • Ability to delegate and coordinate
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to utilise Assessment skills and tools effectively
  • Ability to communicate in a variety of settings.
  • IT skills
  • Able to present factual information and refer questions to others where appropriate
  • Able to deal with sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues
  • Effective time & workload management
  • Mentorship skills and record keeping
  • Ability to identify and minimise risk effectively
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Recovery Model
  • Mental Health Act (1983)
  • Effective Care Coordination
  • Relevant National policies and guidance
  • Evidence based and reflective practice
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Vulnerable Adults Procedure and Child Protection.
  • Safety, Privacy and Dignity Guidelines
  • Experience of mentorship, supervision and co-ordination of staff.
  • Experience of Care Planning process
  • Working in a multi-agency framework
  • Demonstrate a contribution to change management process
  • Demonstrate experience of problem solving approaches


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