We are looking to recruit a band 7 Senior care co-ordinator from a Nursing, Social work or Occupational Therapy background to join our established, supportive Older Adult Community Mental Health Team, based at our newly re-furbished South Bucks hub in Saffron House High Wycombe.
We are looking for someone who can be part of a team, but also has the ability to work independently using their own initiative. The successful candidate would have excellent interpersonal skills, a strong understanding of Older Adults with Mental health needs, have an understanding of the CPA and be a strong advocate for training and development of junior staff and always considering the best interest of our patients. The team work with a large multicultural patient group of adults who are over 65, who experience severe and enduring mental illnesses.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will be a senior clinician within the team and lead a small team of newly qualified Nurses/Occupational Therapists, Nurse Associates, Peer Support Workers and Support Workers to provide care and interventions to a complex and large caseload of patients. The role be predominantly clinical, but include some operational leadership and supervision to your small team of junior staff.
You will work in collaboration with partnership agencies such as Bucks County Council, the Dementia Support services and Age UK, Private care homes and Substance misuse services. The majority of care will be in patients own home or their supported living accommodation.
We use the principles of the care programme approach and provide support for people in crisis and also those that need ongoing care co-ordination. We have incorporated patient centred care into the daily functioning of the team; which enables us to be focused on the recovery of the patient through a multidisciplinary (MDT) approach; with expertise from doctors, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, support workers and psychological therapies staff. We also have twice weekly MDT meetings, where we discuss clinical matters within our supportive team. We strive to provide person centered evidence based care to patients, where possible working collaboratively with their families and carers.
The Bucks South OA CMHT offers an opportunity to engage in training courses and develop senior clinical and leadership skills. The management team are committed to the well-being and development of the staff working in the team.
The OA CMHT has three functions: A duty assessment service, a memory service for the diagnosis and support of people with dementia and a CMHT service. The whole team provides care and treatment to older adults with functional and organicmental health problems. As a team, we strive to ensure that we deliver high quality, patient-centred care and that our staff are supported in their roles and encouraged to develop.
Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
- Excellent opportunities for career progression
- 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
- NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
- Staff accommodation
- Competitive pension scheme
- Lease car scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
Job description Job responsibilities
If you are interested in a role that is exciting, challenging and rewarding, then we look forward to hearing from you.
You will need use of a car and a full UK driving licence for this role.
Full and part-timeapplicants considered.
Person Specification Knowledge Essential
- A specialist knowledge and clinical expertise in community mental health in line with professional requirements
- To have awareness of National and local issues concerning healthcare
- To have a developed understanding of Clinical Governance
- To understand the legal frameworks used within practice
- To maintain professional accountability and professional registration.
- Relevant Professional qualification (RMN or Occupational Therapist)
- Substantial experience of mental health care and working across different settings which must include experience within a community mental health setting.
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Providing clinical and or managerial supervision
- Hold a Psycho-social Intervention qualification or equivalent
- To hold an advanced professional/clinical qualification (e.g. CBT, DBT, NMP)
- Post qualifying education e.g Msc modules, in relevant area
- Demonstrate an advanced understanding of clinical risk assessment and management
- Advanced knowledge of the range of presentations, diagnoses and current management options
- Committed to growth and development of colleagues and environment
- To demonstrate good English verbal and written communication skills
- To show evidence of advanced problem solving skills
- Qualification in management and leadership within a healthcare setting
- Coaching skills
- Committed to constant review and change
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