Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Harlow, Essex
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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As part of the expansion of our specialist service we have an opportunity for a Registered Mental Health Practitioner to join our established First Episode Psychosis Service and developing At Risk Mental State service. The aim of the service is to provide recovery-focused treatment and support via personalised care plans for individuals who are presenting with a First Episode Psychotic disorder: supporting them from diagnosis to recovery, to enable them to lead the lives they wish to live. You will work with a Multidisciplinary Team: a spectrum of clinical professionals which includes Nurses, Psychologists, Support Time Recovery workers, etc.

We are looking for a positive team player who has a special interest in working compassionately with individuals and their wider support networks.

Main duties of the job

To work as part of an established First Episode Psychosis Service, providing holistic care to service users and their carers.

You will act as a Care Co-ordinator: overseeing the management and care of service users, producing accurate and timely documentation: conducting and managing the maintenance of records on all service users in line with your professional Code of Conduct and Trust policy.

Undertake comprehensive assessments and risk assessments: formulating personalised care plans which reflect the needs of the service user, their family and wider support networks

Administration of medications, assessment of side effects, review concordance and clinical effectiveness of medication regime in line with Trust policy whilst providing education to service users and their carers.

Provide psycho-social interventions and undertake carers assessments.

Provide formulation, delivery and review of individualised evidence based care/care packages in accordance to NICE guidelines: including non-medication strategies

Lead in the continuing development of a high quality service that is underpinned by evidence based practice, care pathways/packages, NICE and DOH Guidance

Understand and utilise Health and Social Care commissioned services, demonstrating an empathetic approach to Fairer Access to Care Services

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

Provide and oversee the management and care of service users, producing accurate and timely documentation: conducting and managing the maintenance of records on all service users in line with your professional Code of Conduct and Trust policy.

Undertake comprehensive assessments: formulating personalised care plans which reflect the needs of the service user, their family and wider support networks

Conduct risk assessment of the individual and of the potential hazards in the service users environment: reporting and documenting incidents as they arise.

Act as a Care Co-ordinator for those under you care: working with system partners to ensure holistic health and social care needs are met and managed.

Attend the weekly Multidisciplinary team meeting.

You will be responsible for administration of medications, assessment of side effects, review concordance and clinical effectiveness of medication regime in line with Trust policy whilst providing education to service users and their carers.

Provide psycho-social interventions, education and support to develop service users and their carers understanding of mental illness with the aim to prevent relapse and admission

Undertake carers assessments in line with the Trusts Key Performance Indicators and Mental Health Nursing Needs Assessments contributing to Self-Directed Support assessments/packages

Be competent in the use of relevant screening and assessment tools and supervise lower banded staff to undertake this function

Provide comprehensive assessment, care planning, treatment and review of care in line with the requirements of the Mental Health Clusters and Care Act

Provide formulation, delivery and review of individualised evidence based care/care packages in accordance to NICE guidelines: including non-medication strategies

Lead in the continuing development of a high quality service that is underpinned by evidence based practice, care pathways/packages, NICE and DOH Guidance

Understand and utilise Health and Social Care commissioned services, demonstrating an empathetic approach to Fairer Access to Care Services

Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust are committed to the continued development of staff via a range of learning opportunities.

The West Essex locality of the Trust has played a pivotal role in the transformation of Mental Health Services within the context of an early implementer site for the Governments 10 year Forward Plan. West Essex has excellent community links to both London and Cambridge. The geographical area that West Essex covers is: Saffron Walden, Stansted, Harlow, Epping and Loughton: this includes the surrounding areas between each of the bases.

Person Specification Driver Essential
  • Car driver and access to own vehicle
Desirable
  • Evidence of post qualification learning
Professional registration Essential
  • Evidence of professional qualification
Desirable
  • Previous community experience
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of previous experience of working within community mental health setting
Desirable
  • Evidence of further learning


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