Opportunites have arisen for Community Mental Health Nurses (Care Co-ordinator) within West CMHT in Tameside.
The CMHT work with people aged 16 and over with severe and enduring mental health and social care needs. The CMHTs are integrated with the local authority, providing a multidisciplinary approach to the care provided.
Care co-ordinators are responsible for providing holistic assessment, interventions, risk assessments and care plans for their caseload.
Main duties of the job
Assessment of health and social care needs
Producing collaborative care plans
Risk assessment and management
Monitoring and evaluating care plans
Liaising with wider MDT
Providing evidence based therapeutic interventions
Providing education advice, emotional and psychological support
To promote choice in service user involvement in care planning and risk management
Ensure practice is in line with social inclusion and recovery models
Identify packages of care to meet the needs of the service user
Ensure carer involvement in the service user's care
To report concerns identified under Safeguarding adult procedures
Maintaining accurate records
We are proud to provide high quality mental health care to both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside & Glossop.
Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We are really proud of #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we are a great place to work.
All individuals meeting the person specification criteria are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.
Job description Job responsibilities
- To assess the health and social care needs of individuals referred to the service, holistically, under the agreed procedures.
- To conduct specialist mental health assessments and Risk Assessments and devise appropriate care plans and risk management plans.
- To provide evidence based therapeutic interventions appropriate to the service users assessed needs.
- With regards to Care Act eligibility identify packages of care to meet the needs of those people referred to the team and to implement these packages of care or refer onto other services as appropriate.
- To perform the duties of a Care Manager in arranging the commissioning of services to ensure the needs of the client referred to the team are met effectively, reviewed regularly and provided according to local authority guidance.
- To assist service users in applying for individualised budgets under self-directed support.
- To provide direct assistance, including education and advice, emotional and psychological support to those referred to the team with the aim of promoting re-enablement and recovery.
- To promote choice and service user involvement in care planning and risk management.
- To ensure practice is in line with social inclusion and recovery models.
- To support and work with colleagues, other MDT members and outside agencies collaboratively and in best interests of the service user.
- To liaise with and provide written and verbal feedback to clients, carers and relevant professionals (e.g. GPs), giving due regard to consent, confidentiality and Information Governance guidelines.
- To ensure all carers are offered Carer Assessments.
- To act as an Appropriate Adult under the Police of Criminal Evidence Act 1984.
- To report and investigate concerns identified under Safeguarding Adults procedures.
- To complete social circumstances reports for Mental Health Act Review Tribunals and Hospital Managers Hearings.
- To observe the legal requirements of the current Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Care Act and other relevant legislative frameworks.
- To maintain accurate, contemporaneous clinical records on all service user contact, in accordance with current Trust documentation standards, and with due regard to confidentiality and Information Governance guidelines.
- To complete all necessary inputting, training and documentation related to electronic record systems and the clustering of service users.
Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
- Registered Mental Health Nurse / Occupational Therapist / Social Worker
- Current registration with appropriate regulatory body (e.g. NMC, AHPC)
- Completion of appropriate post qualification consolidation e.g. Preceptorship or the assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE)
- Qualification in psychologic therapeutic interventions
- Mentorship qualification
- Substantial experience of relevant post registration practice
- Experience of managing a caseload
- Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team setting
- Experience of working with people with a range of severe and complex mental health problems
- Experience of clinical supervision of other staff
- Experience of working within a Community setting
- Good working knowledge of therapeutic assessment techniques and interventions in the management of behaviour of individuals with complex mental health needs
- Knowledge of a range of screening and assessment tools and interventions utilised to support individuals with severe and complex mental health problems
- Comprehensive understanding of Safeguarding adults procedures and practice
- Comprehensive understanding of the Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act and Care Act
- Comprehensive understanding of roles and responsibilities under the Care Programme Approach
- Understanding of key national and local policies and drivers in relation to adult mental health service
- Knowledge of local authority and CCG commissioning processes
Skills & Abilities Essential
- Ability to undertake the care coordinator role . Evidence of ability to provide specialist mental health assessment and risk assessment / management and be accountable for decision making . Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills . Ability to manage own emotions and deal with others in highly stressful situations . Ability to engage with and provide therapeutic interventions for this client group and carers . Ability to prepare, record and complete relevant care records and reports to a professional standard . Evidence of ability to manage a diverse and complex caseload, prioritise . Application Form . Interview own time and work under pressure . Ability to coordinate and delegate the work of junior staff . Ability to value diversity and respond constructively to discriminatory behaviour . IT Skills
Work Related Circumstances Essential
- Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs . Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies . Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.
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