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CMHN CMHT Assessment Team

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit to this post as soon as possible in a permanent capacity.

Band 6 - Full Time - 37.5 hrs

Assessment Team Practitioner

This post is an exciting opportunity to work within the Assessment Team , CMHT

The BDCFT (Bradford and District Care NHS Foundation Trust) Community Mental Health Assessment Team (CMH AT) offer a multi-disciplinary, pro-active, equality based and comprehensive triage and assessment service to residents of Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven who are registered with a GP within the BDCFT area, and who may be experiencing severe and enduring mental health issues, have complex needs, and may need specialist or other interventions to support their needs.

Closing date- 31st January 2023

Main duties of the job

The Post Holder will be responsible for the triage/assessment of routine referrals to the assessment team, signposting to other agencies when appropriate and to the wider CMHT.They will hold a short term caseload and be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

The post holder will provide high standards of skilled mental health care to individuals and their families. The role will include active participation in the service planning and development of the nursing and multi-disciplinary teams.

The post holder will provide clinical supervision and support to junior membersof the team and actively promoting the values and policies of the service and the Trust.

The Community Mental Health Nurse will be an active member of the multi disciplinary team and will work in close co-operation with secondary and primary care based professionals, other community agencies such as Housing, Probation, Police, Children Schools & Families and other Voluntary and Third Sector Agencies.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Additional cost of living payments for bands 1 - 7

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Main duties:-To manage a caseload of clients in the community- To triage and assess routine referrals into the CMHT- To input data in the clinical information system: e.g. including risk assessments, care plans, CPA, crisis and contingency plans-To work as a part of duty/day co-ordinator service within the CMH AT- To supervise and mentor student nurses- To demonstrate effective networking skills and ensure a holistic approach to meet service user needs.-To work to ensure the safety and wellbeing of service users and their families- To work in partnership with service users and carers to achieve goals and to support recovery and reintegration within communities-To provide appropriate feedback and liaison with MDT on all aspects of service user care.- To ensure that agreed standards of nursing care within the team areachieved.-To actively participate in the flexible formats of team supervision and support.Service Manager, Clinical Manager, Community Psychiatric Nurse , Team Leader.

-To initiate, develop and assist in the trial of new ideas for the improvement of services to service users in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.-To ensure that nursing policies are implemented and maintained- To comply with legal and professional requirements- To have ability to suggest and critically explore new concepts- To have ability to work in a supported autonomous manner within the team- To have ability to plan and prioritise workload- To have ability to identify, facilitate and support developments and initiatives within the service delivery of nursing and multi-disciplinary team- To work within a fully integrated and jointly managed Community Mental Health Team alongside Local Authority social care staff and managers- To assess and provide social care services to service users within theCare Programme Approach and in line with the integrated operational

4. Working as part of a Team-Leadership responsibility for organisation and positive functioning of the nursing team.-To provide clinical and other relevant information to the Team Manager toenable development of team objectives and future direction of the service.-Demonstrate leadership for initiation and implementation of change and improvement to the service.-To contribute to and develop relevant service related research.

-Takes active part in Appraisal Review which supports facilitation of professional, personal and team development initiatives.-Maintain the confidentiality of information.

5. Managing Self-Participate in regular supervision.-Attend all mandatory training.-Participate annually identifying, developing and agreeing your own development plan with your line manager using the Trust ROAD and KSF process.-Comply with all Trust policies, procedures and protocols.-Pay regard to materials and equipment.-Carry out duties with due regard to the Trusts Equal Opportunity Policy.-Seek advice and support from Team Leader whenever necessary.

6. Staff Supervision and Support-Support students needs whilst in clinical placements.-Facilitate and participate in the monitoring of service and care delivery asappropriate.

Person Specification Interview Essential
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