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Mental Health Practitioner *New Hire Bonus*

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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**£3000 - New Hire Bonus**

The permanent posts are eligible for a £3000 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of £1000 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of £2000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. Please see attached New Hire Bonus Terms & Conditions.

Join the Fenland Adult Locality Team, an enthusiastic, client-focused Secondary Mental Health Team offering treatment for affective disorders and psychosis to the populations of the attractive market towns of Wisbech and March and their surrounding rural areas. This post is ideal for somebody innovative with good communication skills and the ability to travel across the county.

Based at North Cambridgeshire Hospital in Wisbech, which is undergoing an £8m redevelopment, you would be a part of an established, well-integrated team including consultant psychiatrists, CPN's, psychologists, peer support worker's, social workers and OT's with links to other specialist services within CPFT and a very interesting and developing 3rd sector.

We are currently looking to recruit a Band 6 registered Mental Health Nurse to join us, due to a promotion within the team. An opportunity to deliver effective care coordination and treatment programmes as well as contribute to the successful delivery of depot clinics and physical health clinics.

Main duties of the job

Clinical / Service Specific
  • The post holder will be able to communicate with a wide range of people in a range of situations
  • Maintain accurate documentation in a timely manner
  • Discussing with client and their families / carers regarding care planning, assessments and treatment
  • Engaging in reflective practice and implement evidence-base to practice, linking to appraisal standards.
  • Identification of individual development needs and accessing learning opportunities available.
  • Encouraging and enabling others to develop and apply knowledge and skills, by acting as a supervisor and mentor
  • Maintain professional standards in line with NMC code of conduct and Trust Nursing Strategy.
  • The post holder will monitor and maintain the health safety and security of self and others.
  • Managing identified risks.
  • Manage emergency situations, taking action as appropriate.
  • Reporting actual and potential incidents.
  • Attend Trust mandatory training
  • The post holder will contribute to the continuous improvement of services
  • Identifying the implications of direction, policy and strategy on current practice in a constructive and timely manner
  • Actively involve service users and the public in service improvements
  • The post holder will contribute to improving quality services
  • Acting consistently with legislation, policy and procedures
  • Be involved in the management and administration of medications, including Clozapine and Depots.

  • About us

    Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

    Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

    To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities

    • To manage a caseload of adults with severe and enduring mental health problems
    • To deliver evidence-based interventions and high-quality patient care - Be involved in the management and administration of medications, including Clozapine and Depots.
    • To complete accurate documentation in a timely manner - Protection of Children & Vulnerable Adults
    • To promote and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
    • Ensure care, treatment and assessment is undertaken in accordance with legislation, policy and procedure, recording any unmet need or resource issues.
    • Respecting the individuals dignity, wishes and beliefs and involving them in the assessment process and decisions on appropriate care and treatment.
    • To engage in professional and operational supervision and where indicated, deliver supervision to junior colleagues
    • By the use of leadership skills, maintain morale, promote effective teamwork and utilise resources efficiently
    • Communication of information relating to comprehensive nursing assessment and assessment outcomes, to the multidisciplinary team, referring to other disciplines/agencies as necessary.

    Person Specification Education & Qualification Essential
    • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH)
    • Current NMC registration
    • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
    • Post graduate qualification related to specialism
    • Additional qualification for specialism
    Experience Essential
    • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
    • Basic training in the Mental Capacity Act
    • Experience of providing mentorship
    • Experience of supervising staff
    • Experience of dealing with service users with complex mental health needs
    • Previous experience of undertaking continuing care assessments
    • Experience of developing service user and carer involvement
    • Experience relating to community specialism
    Skills & Abilities Essential
    • Effective communication skills both verbal and written, including IT literacy
    • Ability to work as part of a team, as a role model, empowering and motivating other team members
    • Ability to work with minimum supervision
    • Shows appropriate professional and personal boundaries
    • Ability to use own initiative to enable contribution to a multidisciplinary team approach
    • Ability to advocate for the service users and colleagues that you are supporting
    • Ability to calmly manage complex and stressful situations, prioritising own work and the work of others
    • Good assertiveness skills
    • Decision making, delegating and problem solving skills
    • Ability to present complex information to various audiences
    Knowledge & Understanding Essential
    • Thorough understanding of care planning and the Care Programme Approach (where appropriate)
    • Knowledge of physical healthcare needs
    • Commitment to and understanding of evidence based practice
    • Awareness of safeguarding issues and responsibilities under relevant legislation
    • Understanding of the legislation relating to care including ? Mental Health Act ? Mental Capacity Act ? Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Act ? Childrens Act ? Equality Act 2010 ? Health and Safety Act ? Data Protection Act ? Knowledge of NICE guidance
    Physical Requirements Essential
    • Physically able to undertake a demanding role safely - as and when required

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