An opportunity has arisen for an CPN looking for a new and exciting challenge. You will be working collaboratively with members of a well-established multi-disciplinary team, awarded with MSNAP accreditation and Sustainable mental health service commendation. We are based across two sites, Berkerley House, Godalming, and The Larches, Farnham Road Hospital, Guildford.
The team covers the Guildford and Waverley areas. This is an exciting post for candidates who are passionate, committed and who enjoy working with people, managing staff well-being, and supporting people to achieve their potential.
The successful candidate should be an excellent team player, preferably have experience and/or an interest in older adult community mental health work. You will have excellent communication, interpersonal skills, manage your time effectively and manage a small defined caseload. You will also be expected to participate in the management of urgent referrals and mental health crisis.
You will need to be flexible, adaptable and quickly responding to service demands and the ability to work with older people and their carers, and be up to date with information around meeting the needs of an ageing population.
We welcome applications from within the protected characteristics of the 2010 Equality Act.
For further information please contact Damien Taylor (Sector Manager) Tel: 07827307656.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will have excellent assessment skills and the ability to plan, implement and evaluate care in a multi-disciplinary team setting and will be responsible for providing clinical and managerial supervision to Band 6 clinical staff and junior staff, where appropriate. Additionally, you will provide specialist mental health advice and education, and maintain communication with primary care professionals and other professionals and agencies through regular informal and formal meetings.
The post holder will be responsible for care coordinating a caseload and undertaking initial assessments on people presenting with more complex needs and be responsible for the development and delivery of care plans to meet any identified need.
You will be up to date with training and professional development, and have the necessary skills and qualifications, or be willing to attain them.
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.
We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.
Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.
Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country withing easy reach.
For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.
Job description Job responsibilities Job Overview
· To ensure the service operates in a safe, effective & efficient way as part of the whole system of mental health services.
· In addition, to foster a culture that encourages and enables individuals to have an active role in identifying, planning and meeting their individual needs.
· To support strategic leadership in relation to service improvement and quality evaluation.
The Community Mental Health Team for Older People offers comprehensive mental health support and treatment to people who present with mental health and/or memory problems. There are three main functions:
1. Promotion of Mental Health and social inclusion. This is achieved through individual work and clients as well as through assessment, treatment and provision of therapeutic GP work.
2. Provide Mental Health support, training and advice to staff and in local Centres and with partnership in Surrey County Council, Carers, GPs, Registered care homes and Voluntary sector.
3. Provide skilled Mental Health assessment and treatment to people in the community, and continuity if they are admitted to Acute mental health hospital wards. Teams work with people where there are moderate to severe needs.
The clinical Lead’s post and other Band 7 Clinical Leads will need to cover for each other as needed, such as annual leave, training or sick leave.
The post holder will be responsible for providing clinical and managerial supervision to Band 6 clinical staff and junior staff, where appropriate.
The post holder will provide specialist mental health advice and education to primary care colleagues.
The post holder will provide holistic, autonomous care and maintain communication with primary care professionals and other professionals and agencies through regular informal and formal meetings.
The post holder will be responsible for undertaking initial assessments and care coordinating a caseload of people presenting with complex mental health needs.Qualifications required:
· A clinical qualification to degree level or equivalent.
· Membership of a professional body (NMC).Experience required:
Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working with people with MH needs, 3 of which must be at a Band 6 with Community Mental Health experience.Key Responsibilities:
· To promote positivity, can-do attitude and to enhance the experience of the team members and the people we serve.
· Establish and embed a senior leadership team function for the service.
· Responsible for developing and implementing strategies that promote an environment of involvement and recovery.
· Ensure that the agenda of social inclusion is reflected in interventions offered and implemented.
· Responsible for the development of a high-quality service
· Lead & motivate staff to provide a pro-active and responsive high-quality service, contributing to ongoing audit and evaluation.
· Ensure that the necessary systems & protocols for the delivery of a safe & supportive service are in place, understood & adhered to throughout the Service.
· Ensure that effective communications systems are established, maintained and monitored regularly within the Service & between the Teams & other services/agencies/partners.
· Provide line management, for staff within the Service.
· Ensure arrangements are in place for all service members to receive regular supervision, appraisal and have their personal development plans and training needs identified and where possible met.
· Lead and be responsible for ensuring that they and all team members fulfil our duties regarding Safeguarding Adults.Key Practice Issues and Responsibilities:
· Facilitate pro-active links and relationships between the Team & the wider community giving advice & guidance to fellow professionals, carers, voluntary organisations & the public.
· Foster collaborative working relationships with the whole system.
· Ensure appropriate and timely transfer of care between services.
· Ensure that all practitioners maintain accurate databases.
· Facilitate regular review of caseloads, providing guidance and support to ensure all care is of a high quality and is evidence based.
- Responsible for a defined complex caseload within the team. Using specialist Mental Health knowledge and skills, carry out individual clinical assessment, plan and formulate a range of interventions and treatment options within care plans, implement and evaluate packages of care.
- Facilitate the development and use of care pathways by the multi-disciplinary team.
· Treat clients with short term interventions where assessment has indicated this. Assess and treat clients with complex, severe and enduring mental health problems who may be on a community section of the mental health actLeadership:
· The post holder will be responsible for providing senior clinical support to the duty system and will also be expected to work as frontline practitioner on duty.
· The post holder will lead on the setting, monitoring and maintaining of standards of care within the team and will advise the Sector manager on clinical issues which may impact the service.
· The post holder will be responsible for their own practice in accordance with their professional body and will take every reasonable opportunity to sustain and develop their professional competence.
· The post holder will be a mentor and adviser for students and will work closely with the Clinical Placement Facilitator to ensure that the learning objectives are consistent with the requirements of their educational programs.
· The post holder will provide clinical leadership for a range of clinicians in their specific area of practice.
· The post holder will support clinician’s with updating their relevant knowledge and skills.
· The post holder will work closely with the Sector manager and provide cover in their absence. They may at times take on some of the operational management responsibilities should the need arise.
· Participate in the recruitment and selection of clinical staff for the service.
· Participate in the appraisal, staff performance management and other monitoring systems used within the service area.
· To undertake other duties as requested by the Sector manager, which contributes to the development of the service, for example Health and Social Governance.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- A clinical qualification to degree level or equivalent.
- Membership of a professional body (NMC).
- Knowledge of SystmOne (Electronic Health Record)
- Have a minimum of 5 years experience working with people with mental Health needs, 3 of which must be at a Band 6 with Community Mental Health experience.
- Experience in older peoples community mental health nursing
- Experience in care coordination and caseload management
- Must be able to drive for work purposes
- Previous leadership and management experience
- Previous experience of working in primary care
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