An exciting opportunity has arisen within the North East Essex Early Intervention in Psychosis Team. The purpose of the team is to provide help for young people and adults experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The successful candidate will hold a caseload of service users and have a number of responsibilities that include assessment and coordination of patient's care needs. Once needs are identified, you will be expected to plan and implement evidence-based interventions with the service users and their carers. You will have the support and supervision from the EIP Team Lead, and as a Band 6 clinician. You will be able to draw on the interventions and expertise provided by your MDT colleagues, such as support workers, Psychologists, Employment Specialists, Family Therapists and Medical Colleagues.
Main duties of the job
Some of your typical duties as a Care Coordinator may include (but are not limited to):
- Triaging and assessment of new referrals of clients, using specialist assessment tools such as the Comprehensive Assessment of At Risk Mental States (CAARMS) tool
- Coordinating the care and assessment under the Care Programme Approach (CPA) of a designated caseload
- Creating and continually updating person-centered care plans and building therapeutic relationships with your clients.
- Continually assessing risk and design personalized risk management plans
- Facilitate referral to crisis teams or admission to hospital where necessary, plus providing presence and involvement in inpatient care plan and discharge planning.
- Administer long-acting anti-psychotic depot injections in a community setting
- Monitoring of medication adherence and any potential side-effects. Organizing medical reviews when indicated.
- Identify any possible safeguarding concerns and be responsible for the completion of safeguarding investigations.
- Ensure that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 are observed, adhered to and implemented
- Support the promotion of carer and service user involvement within the service and for its provision plus ensuring carer's needs are identified and responded to.
EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
- Season Ticket Loans
- NHS discounts for staff
- Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
- Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
- The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
- Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
- Day One Flexible Employer
The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment
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What is Staff Bank?
Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.
All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.
If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.
Job description Job responsibilities
The Early Intervention in Psychosis Team is a multi-professional community team providing a range of mental health and social care interventions to people between the ages of 14-65 years with a first episode of psychosis.
The purpose of Early Intervention in Psychosis Service is to provide help for young people and adults experiencing a first episode of psychosis. This is in order to;
- Reduce distress
- Promote recovery
- Support carers and care networks
- Provide psycho-education and awareness
- Reduce stigma associated with psychosis and other co-morbid mental health conditions
- Prevention of relapse
- Monitor physical health and promote physical wellbeing
- Promote social and community inclusion
We are looking for a motivated and assertive Band 6 RMN who can help us provide the above service.
Person Specification Education/Qualification Essential
- Additional relevant qualifications
Knowledge & Experience Essential
- Minimum 2 years post-registration clinical experience (in any area)
- Post-registration community mental health experience
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