Mental Health Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 pa
Closing date
15 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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This vacancy is based in Southampton and we are looking for Nurses that are willing to relocate to the area. We are able to offer accommodation for the first 3 months and a relocation package of up to £8000. In addition to this if you are successfully recruited you will receive a Golden Hello PAYMENT OF £2500 (does not apply to current Hampshire & Isle of Wight NHS staff)

And to make it even better…………

£2,500 ‘Golden Hello’ Payment awarded with this vacancy!

When you are successfully recruited you will receive £2,500-does not apply to current Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Staff.

The Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team in Southampton are truly multidisciplinary with practitioners from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds.

As a team, we support individuals with acute mental health needs requiring intensive input to remain in the community. The team also works collaboratively with our colleagues on the wards at Antelope House to help reduce the amount of time patients remain in hospital by offering support via hospital at home.

Our service provides a variety or clinical interventions to collaboratively tailor our care plans to each individual service user. These include psychological interventions, medication support, prescribing, access to group work and cares support.

We are a forward thinking and innovate team with a passion for Quality Improvement. The Covid-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for new ways of working and the exciting development of new technology and remote ways of working such a video consultations.

Soundbite from one of our practitioners working in the team:

“After completing a placement with AMHT I knew it was the place I wanted to begin my career. I always feel supported by my colleagues who are genuinely caring and easy to approach, no matter how silly the question feels. The team are always offering great developmental opportunities and encourage you to grow and learn. I could not ask for a better team and working environment”

If you would like to join us we are looking for enthusiastic, grounded, yet innovative mental health practitioners either from a background in Mental Health Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy who are committed to the principles of recovery. The team offers a 24 hour service with the expectation of working a flexible shift pattern, which includes every other weekend.

As a Senior Practitioner in the team you will have a key function in assessing service users as they present in crisis and require an urgent response. Working with them to formulate a collaborative care or safety plan to aid there recovery and keep them safe. You will be integral to delivering a range of high quality interventions and undertaking the role of shift coordination.

You will need robust assessment skills to enable the team to deliver high quality crisis care. Excellent communication skills are also essential to enable you to be a role model for others, as well as positively representing the team and the organization as a whole.

You must also be able to liaise effectively with other services, both internal and external to Southern Health Foundation NHS Trust, retaining service user focus at the heart of any clinical decision making to ensure the best outcome.

We invest in our team members by enabling training opportunities. We offer a program of internal team development from our dedicated psychology team. We also support and encourage external training opportunities.

We also actively encourage band 5 applicants who may have less experience, to consider our bespoke development posts. We will individualise a program of support and development to work through with the aim of progressing to a band 6 within an agreed time period. We have had a great deal of success with these posts.

If you are a highly motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, resourceful, and resilient individual who is committed to providing care with compassion to service users in their recovery, then Southampton CRHTT are looking for you!

As a registered professional you will automatically become a member of our Academy of Clinical Excellence (ACE) which has a specific focus on the professional development and career progression of our nurses and Allied Health Professionals. As part of ACE’s commitment to you, our development pathway for band 6’s focuses on enhancing your competence and confidence as a senior clinician and leader. As such, you will have access to masters level academic study with our partner universities as well as access to a variety of internal and external leadership programmes, workshops and support tools. The Academy encourages all our registrants to engage with service improvement, research and facilitating learning and a range of opportunities to support these core professional activities is available from ACE. To help you progress your journey with us, you will have access to a ‘Career Navigation’ conversation which will help you explore your career aspirations and make decisions about your career trajectory.

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