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Early Intervention Care Coordinator

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
West Bromwich
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Sandwell Early Intervention in Psychosisis looking for a dynamic and client centred nurse, occupational therapist or social worker to join our friendly team. We work with people aged 14- 65 who have experienced First Episode of Psychosis and people who have been identified as having an At Risk Mental State.

If you are looking for a dedicated role within an experienced multi-disciplinary team and love working with people with FEP in a recovery focussed way we want to meet you.

The Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIP) is a specialist community mental health team working with young people and adults in the three years following FEP, or those who are deemed at risk of developing psychosis.

EIP adopts an assertive outreach approach and provides individualised, comprehensive, evidence based interventions to optimise recovery, prevent relapse and help individuals and their families to cope with their experiences. In doing so, we aim to improve social, physical, psychological and vocational functioning and reduce the short and long term impact of psychosis in line with the EIP Care Pathway.

We are based in West Bromwich, covering the Sandwell locality. Our office hours are Monday - Friday and some flexible working will be considered.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will hold care coordinator responsibility for 15- 20 patients who have experienced FEP or have been identified as having an At Risk Mental State. This will include specialist assessment, planning and intervention, including psychoeducation and family work, alongside generic care coordination to promote well being, recovery and empowering person centred practice.

The post holder will participate in the development, delivery and evaluation of Sandwell EIP and will work closely with colleagues in their team as well other agencies. Our MDT consists of nurses, occupational therapy staff, psychology staff, support workers, youth support workers, physical health staff, medics and admin staff.

As a care coordinator within EIP, you will be supported by the Team Manager and Clinical Lead. You will have regular supervision, join in team formulations, and have opportunities to develop skills related to working with people with FEP and At Risk Mental States.

About us

At Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we're building a high-calibre, diverse and inclusive mental health workforce. One that will give talented professionals like you the opportunity to shape an outstanding service that will transform community mental healthcare and deliver happier and healthier lives all across our communities.

The Trust is rated 'Good' from CQC (Care Quality Commission) and will become the lead provider for mental health services across The Black Country . We have recently invested in newly created clinical divisions and are currently developing new models of integrated primary and secondary care for adults and older adults, as well launching a far-reaching inpatient strategy, working to eradicate dormitories and building new facilities.

This ambitious model is multi-agency and multi-disciplinary, opening the door for you to work in a collaborative and flexible way with partners, service users, carers and their families.

Job description Job responsibilities

To engage young people who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis/at risk mental state in a sensitive and non-stigmatising way, taking full account of their need to stay connected with the ordinary activities of their lives.

To work with, promote and develop appropriate models of community care i.e. psychosocial, social inclusion, family interventions, solution focused and health assessments.

To lead on the delivery of care that is client focused and culturally competent.

To support the team in achieving the Referral to Treatment Standard and NCAP audit targets.

To work in a client focused way in a variety of non-traditional settings.

To contribute to the assessment of care needs, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care in the context of the care programme approach.

To contribute to assessment of educational support needs with other agencies.

To provide supervision and leadership to junior members of staff to ensure delivery of programmes of care for patients on their caseload.

To identify, report and act on service deficits, limitations/development opportunities to senior colleagues.

To use clinical judgement to monitor the well being of patients/clients and develop and monitor practice in relation to protecting individuals whose health and well being is at risk

To promote positive health by informing and educating patients/carers on mental health issues and treatments and is responsible for ensuring all staff practice this approach.

To ensure effective communication with the multidisciplinary team, service users and carers about programmes of care both routine and complex.

To develop and promote networking with other agencies including housing, school, employment, leisure and benefit agencies.

To promote and maintain confidentiality in accordance with the Data Protection Act and professional code of conduct.

To ensure and promote service user, carer and relatives involvement whenever practicable throughout the episode of care and clinical practice.

To be conversant and practice within the Mental Health Act 1983 Mental Capacity Act 2005.

To maintain and monitor records in accordance with local policies.

If appropriate to professional role, to administer, store and order medications in line with Trust policy.

Monitor and report to the medical staff the effects of medication and ensure that all staff practice within the administration of medication policy.

To contribute, promote and ensure quality initiatives and audits e.g. clinical audit, essence of care.

To ensure the development of knowledge and ideas and to support and promote evidenced based practice.

To allocate, delegate and supervise the work of junior members of staff as appropriate to their level of ability.

To participate in regular management supervision with the Early Intervention Team manager and attend regular clinical supervision with supervisor.

To ensure that there is an environment conducive to learning and contribute to the development of all members of staff and students on placement.

To receive and conduct PDRs and develop PDP for self and staff.

To work in collaboration with the team manager to support the development of community services.

As a qualified Mental Health Practitioner the post holder will contribute and develop operational procedures for overseeing the co-ordination of the care planning process and the effective supervision of the junior members of the team.

Person Specification Registration Essential
  • Has professional registration
  • Experience working in a MH setting
  • Worked with psychosis previously
  • BFT trained
  • Care Co experience
  • Experience with audit or QI

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