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Band 5 Developmental Role in Early Intervention in Psychosis

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Band 5 to Band 6 Developmental Role. We are now implementing a locality hub approach to the service so we can enable more localised ways of working, in support of the community transformation model. As Band 5 practitioner you will want to develop your skills to become a band 6 practitioner. A comprehensive and tailored developmental plan will be designed with the post holder depending on training development needs identified. You will be part of a locality team responsible for a designated caseload of patients who have been identified as experiencing their first episode of psychosis within that locality. You will work as part of our integrated multi-disciplinary team, and participate in the clinical decision-making process to determine the most appropriate management plans for all service users who are under the care of the team. We are looking to recruit individuals who are motivated and enthusiastic. We are committed to working with you to ensure that your unique skills are fully utilised within the team, for the benefit of our patients, we encourage continuous learning to improve patient outcomes and we provide outstanding professional development opportunities for our workforce. If you wish to develop your skills and work in an environment that encourages you to use those skills then see about joining our passionate team.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning, delegate aspects of the patient treatment plan to other members of the team, whilst maintaining overall responsibility for patients care, Work with individuals to assess their mental health, recognise mental illness and identify their related needs and circumstances; and enable them to understand, manage and where appropriate change their behaviour. Plan, implement, review, and improve interventions to meet people's identified needs and manage their inherent risk.

Assess carers and family's needs and develop, implement, and review programs of support for cares and families. Protect people from abuse, neglect, and harm. Enable individuals to develop independent living skills and live in the community

Work collaboratively and promote effective working relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring effective and appropriate clinical decision-making, both within the EIP Team and with external agencies.

Participate in Clinical Governance activities, including induction, supervision, personal development review, health and safety, risk management and audit.

Develop effective and supportive links with other health and social care staff. Create networks that improve the pathway of care for clients referred to the EIP Team.

Visit people in their own homes throughout your locality.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

As a Band 5 to Band 6 Early Intervention in Psychosis Practitioner you will work with people between the ages of 14 -65 and their networks who have been assessed under the First Episode in Psychosis Pathway. This is an exciting opportunity to have a huge impact in peoples lives, developing therapeutic relationships. Reducing the impact this potentially debilitating condition can have using tried and tested evidence based practice whilst keeping abreast of ongoing developments in this area. Typically we offer a Monday 9-5 service though can offer options outside of this in agreement and dependant on service need. We are moving towards a locality hub model and in joining now you can help shape the way in which services will be developed going forward using the skills and knowledge you have at your disposal. You will work alongside other members of the MDT including Psychiatrist, Psychology, CAARMS assessors, Mental Health Professionals and Peer workers. Your locality team will cover either the East (Louth Skegness and Boston), West (Gainsborough and Lincoln) or South (Grantham, Sleaford, Stamford and Spalding) of the County and there surrounding areas, and will be based at one of these localities which will be in discussion with your locality manager. Once developed you will transition into the role of Band 6

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN 1st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent. OR Registered Occupational Therapist OR Registered Social Worker
Experience Essential
  • Experience of multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of using psychological formulation to identify intervention targets
  • Experience in identification, assessment, and management of risk
  • Experience of working with people experiencing a first episode of psychosis
  • Experience of EIP specialist assessment and interventions
  • Management training
  • Leadership training

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