Senior Assessment Practitioner

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa
Closing date
10 Oct 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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As a Senior Assessment Practitioner in our service you will be working as part of a Multi-disciplinary team (MDT) including social workers, psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists and medics. You will work with people with severe and enduring mental health problems, providing specialist interventions. We encourage knowledge sharing and teamwork so all team members are involved with the full range of best practice interventions. You will benefit from regular caseload reviews and we are currently developing family interventions within our service, with plenty of opportunities for you to become involved.

As a mental health trust Sussex Partnership places a huge focus on the wellbeing of our staff, as well as ensuring our reward packages reflect the immensely important work they do.

As a Senior Assessment Practitioner in our team we can offer you:
  • Access to full psychological and wellbeing support, via our internal wellbeing team
  • Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development
  • Free parking on-site
  • Access to a host of discount schemes (including gyms, shopping, restaurants and cars)
  • A position within a trust rated as 'Outstanding' for caring and 'Good' overall by the CQC
  • Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays)
  • A 'Golden Hello' or relocation package of up to £2000 (see attached documentation)

Main duties of the job

  • To take a lead on clinical matters relating to practice.
  • To provide clinical leadership.
  • To be part of recruitment and selection process of staff.
  • To be aware of care group and Trust policies and protocols within nursing and Nursing Strategy.
  • To develop and participate in the delivery of a supervision structure for team members.
  • To monitor the caseload and practice of staff and others in Team.
  • To be part of a Team Leadership for ongoing support and development.
  • To take a lead on audits within the team.

About us

Set on the outskirts of Crawley, our Community Mental Health Assessment and Treatment team is superbly located for access via public transport and by car. We work with adults living with mental illness, supporting their recovery and the development of skills and strategies to support them to maintain their wellbeing. We are a lively and friendly team where you will be offered plenty of support along with mentorship and supervision from senior colleagues, active management support and the chance to undertake training courses relevant to your professional practice.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide a high volume of specialist assessments and short-term interventions to patients within Crawley ATS, and take a lead role in managing a Duty system and clinical reviews, participate in review of clinical policies and guidelines relevant to the area and support and implement changes to practice; liaise with other organisations and professionals to promote communication and good practice; be able to undertake audit activity and supervision to other staff in service area/care group. Have an understanding of psychosocial interventions to include psycho-education, wellness recovery action plans, risk management and discharge planning.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification SW, OT or CPN
Skills Essential
  • Extensive post qualifying experience in Community Mental Health

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