Home 1st Rapid Response Mental Health Practitioner

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro Rata for P/T
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Home 1st and the Health Ageing Team are excited to advertise a new Mental Health Practitioner Post. These innovative posts will support the mental health needs of patients accessing Home 1st Services. These exciting new roles are partly funded by the Urgent Care Response Funding.

Home 1st is a multi-disciplinary team that provide a seamless service supporting early discharge and admission avoidance in the community.

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Main duties of the job

You will be employed within the Healthy Ageing Team in Mental Health Services and receive regular clinical supervision from experienced Mental Health Practitioners and Managerial supervision from the team Manager of the Rapid Response Service. You will work within Home 1st which aims to help people remain at home by providing an admission avoidance and supported discharge service to adults in Milton Keynes.

In addition to the community-based services Home 1st has also developed the highly-successful 49 bed Seacole Virtual Hospital. You will work alongside Rapid Response Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and a Clinical Psychologist to ensure that patient's mental health needs are assessed and appropriate intervention and support provided as part of their Home 1st treatment. The role will involve assessment and intervention with individual patients, liaison with other mental health services when appropriate and also training and support to staff in Home 1st.

About us

Both Home 1st and the Healthy Aging Team pride themselves on the ongoing development of staff. Being part of the 2019 Diggory Outstanding Team of the Year, you will receive a comprehensive induction, and will be able to participate in self-directed learning, completion of competencies, training opportunities and collaborative working within Mental Health Services, Home 1st and their partners.

CNWL can offer:
  • Flexible working
  • Buying and selling annual leave
  • Staying well at work service for tailored employment related support to staff
  • Staff wellbeing zone for free and confidential online health and wellbeing programmes
  • A range of staff networks: The PRIDE@CNWL Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and other sexual and gender minorities (LGBT+) network
  • Lived Experience of Mental Health staff network
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Network (BAME)
  • Discounts and savings at hundreds of retailers nationwide with My Trust benefits: you can save money on your weekly food shops, household bills, toiletries and cosmetics, cinema tickets, meals out and holidays or weekend breaks.
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Salary sacrifice
  • Travel discounts

If you are interested then apply or call, so we can help you with your decision... better still why don't you come for a visit? Becky Glassman, Professional Lead OT, 01908 725604

Hannah Cole Home 1st Rapid Response Manager 07917173081

It is essential to have access to a car and hold a full UK licence.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To accept referrals from Home 1st clinicians where Mental Health expertise is required
  • To provide advanced holistic assessment and expert clinical care including short term monitoring of patients during an acute period of illness
  • Provide a specialist resource for people with an acute illness and support relatives and carers
  • Provide a specialist mental health resource for people using the service as required and offer support to their relatives and carers.
  • Provide mental health advice to community health colleagues in Home 1
  • To support and ensure smooth transition of the individual between community and Mental Health services where required.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered with appropriate professional council (NMC/HCPC)
  • Evidence of other professional training and PDP
  • Advanced History Taking and Physical Assessment
  • Non-medical prescriber
Experience Essential
  • Post qualification professional experience
  • Involvement in practice development
  • Experience relevant to Mental Health and admission avoidance
  • Involvement in discharge planning processes
  • Working knowledge of Government initiatives regarding preventative care to promote patient's health
  • Experience relevant to Mental Health and admission avoidance
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of primary care provision in its broadest sense
  • Sound clinical knowledge
  • Working knowledge of Government initiatives regarding preventative care to promote patient's health
Key Skills/Abilities Essential
  • oAs KSF

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