EIP Community Mental Health Practitioner

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year PA
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the North East Essex Early Intervention in Psychosis Team. We are seeking applications fromBand 5 or Band 6 nurses, social workers, or occupational therapists.Successfulapplicants will be enthusiastic aboutworkingwithservice-users experiencing psychosis. They willreceivesupport and supervision from the EIP Team Lead and will be able to draw on the experience and expertise from the wider MDT; including psychologists, employment specialists, family therapists, and support workers.

This opportunity is experienced community practitioners AND for applicants looking to develop in their career - we are happy to consider those with only inpatient experience. We are also excited to support successful applicants to access dedicated training in CBT-P and Family Therapy where desired.

Main duties of the job

EIP provides a care and treatment for young people and adults experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The successful candidate will hold a caseload of service users (maximum 20 for full time staff, and reduced pro-rata) and will have a number of responsibilities that include assessment, supporting our duty function, and carers interventions.

About us

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

Join our Staff bank

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

  • Triaging and assessment of new referrals of clients, using specialist assessment tools such as the Comprehensive Assessment of At Risk Mental States (CAARMS)
  • Coordinating the care and assessment under the Care Programme Approach (CPA)
  • Creating and continually updating person-centred care plans and building therapeutic relationships with your clients.
  • Continually assessing risk and designing 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.
  • If RMN, administer long-acting anti-psychotic depot injections in a community setting
  • Monitoring of medication adherence and any potential side-effects. and organizing medical reviews when indicated.
  • Identify any possible safeguarding concerns and be responsible for the completion of safeguarding investigations.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work
  • Evidence of appropriate CPD post qualification e.g. BSc Community Nursing or AMHP status or clinical skill based qualification.
Experience Essential
  • Experience working with service-users in mental health settings
  • Experience working with service-users in Community mental health settings Experience working in Early Intervention services

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