Assessment Team MHP *£3k Welcome bonus*
- Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
- Great Yarmouth
- £33,706 to £40,588 a year gross per annum
- Closing date
- 31 Jan 2023
- CBT Therapist / Other
- Band 6
- Contract Type
- Full Time
£3k Welcome bonus included ( T&Cs apply)
Our Great Yarmouth and Waveney Access and Assessment Team (AAT) are looking for a Band 6 Community Mental Health Practitioner. AAT is the front door to all our adult mental health services in Great Yarmouth and Waveney. We are now embarking on an exiting new venture with our partners, working towards a truly integrated service model. We are actively involved in the community transformation project locally and would encourage new staff to be part of the development of the service.
To apply for this role you will need to be a qualified professional Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker with experience of working in the community supporting working age adults with mental health difficulties. The successful candidate will need to have a sound understanding of the Care Programme Approach and be able to demonstrate their abilities in risk management. You will be part of the triage and assessment process managing referrals from our GP surgeries and other local services.
We are looking for professionals who are caring, supportive and reflective in their practice. You will be joining our friendly team of practitioners, have access to regular supervision and training opportunities.
Main duties of the job
- To undertake the assessment, planning and delivery of direct patient care with minimal supervision, ensuring continuity of practice and working within a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment.
- To communicate decisions about mental health care services, referrals and future support arrangements to people with a mental health care need.
- To be responsible for accurate recording of all patients support, including assessments, reviews, day to day contact and discharges.
The team provides a community-based service to Great Yarmouth and Waveney market towns and enjoys excellent close working relationships with all statutory and non-statutory partners in developing Recovery based care plans. You will enjoy plenty of opportunities for joint working, career development, training with a clear appraisal structure.
Further opportunities also include
- NHS pension
- a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
- career progression
- starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
- staff physio service
- NHS discounts and many more.
Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!
Interview dates are yet to be set; you will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.
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**This post attracts a recruitment premium of £3,000 (pro-rata for part time roles). This is a one off payment with half paid on appointment and half paid after the completion of a satisfactory probation period (6 months). The premium is taxable. Please note that should you leave employment, or choose to move to an alternative post within the Trust that does not attract this recruitment premium, you will be required to reimburse all or some it, as follows: 100% of the value of the premium in the first 12 months; 50% of the value of the premium in the period 12 months to 2 years following appointment. Please note this recruitment premium is for external applicants only. Not applicable to newly qualified nurses**
- Nursing degree or equivalent, Dip OT, Clinical Psychology or equivalent
- Higher degree or post graduate certificate in area of clinical / therapeutic practice
- Good to great management course, or equivalent
- Able to demonstrate appropriate level of knowledge of mental health practice from previous experience
- Demonstrate effective risk assessment and risk management experience
- Experience in the delivery of clinical interventions
- Experience in working in team delivering person centred treatment packages
- Experience in delivering group based interventions
- Experience in supporting service development
- Excellent communication skills
- Competent and effective assessment and treatment skills
- Effective analytical and decision-making skills
- Care planning skills
- Risk assessment knowledge and skills
- Able to effectively prioritise own work load
- Satisfactory verbal and written language skills
- Able to time manage and reflect on clinical practice
- Prevention and Management of Suicide training
- Safeguarding training
- Knowledge of medicaiton and the monitoring of its effects
- Knowledge of psychosocial interventions
- An understanding of local and national policies and guidelines
- Knowledge of mental health needs for older people
- Ability to travel independently
Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.
“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year . Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.
Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services.
We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.
At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.
The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey.
Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.
About our location
Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects. This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.
Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering. We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.
One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.
Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer! A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.
Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.
For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge. Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport.
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