The Mental Health division of Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust comprises of three directorates; Adult Mental Health, Mental Health Services for Older People and Specialist Services. More than 2,800 dedicated staff provide vital and integral healthcare services for our patients in a variety of settings, ranging from community through to acute wards, covering a vast geographical area.
We're investing heavily in our staff, facilities and patient care. As we move into this new chapter, we need a strong, motivated and compassionate workforce to reflect our core values of Honesty, Compassion, Trust, Respect and Teamwork. There has never been a better time to join our growing team.
We have exciting opportunities across different specialities and services, with an emphasis on career development and progression. We want to help our staff reach their full potential, and are committed to providing the support, skills and development needed to succeed.Main duties of the job
Service: Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams (CRHT)
The CRHT team provide intensive home support to service users aged 18 and over, through a range of referral routes. We also work with our community teams and partner organisations to provide a range of support options for people experiencing mental health crisis. The service 'gate keeps' all admissions to acute mental health wards, and our team aims to provide care in the least restrictive manner by offering an alternative to hospital admission through intensive home treatment.
Our team will also support planned admissions to wards when required, facilitate discharges, and work closely with wards to identify patients who could be better supported in their communities.About us
We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.
We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes. Do you want to make a difference? Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?
Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @NottsHealthcareJob descriptionJob responsibilitiesCrisis Care Practitioner -Band 5
As part of our current local transformation work Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust have received investment to develop Improved Crisis Home Resolution services in the Greater Notts area. We provide intensive home support to service users aged 18 and over, through a range of referral routes, which include self-referral and work with our community teams and partner organisations to provide a range of support options for people experiencing mental health crisis.
The service gate keeps all admissions to acute mental health wards, and our crisis house and aims to provide care in the least restrictive manner by offering an alternative to hospital admission through intensive home treatment. Where required, the team support planned admission to wards and facilitates timely discharge from inpatient care, working closely with wards to identify patients who could be better supported in their communities.
This post is for County South CRHT, based at Highbury Hospital.
Suitable applicants will:
- be a qualified RMN/RNLD, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker, holding current registration;
- have experience of working with people with mental health problems in an Acute health care/ community setting;
- be required to assess, under supervision, the needs of individuals when they are acutely unwell, develop and continually review treatment plans that enable the individual to manage their period of crisis effectively;
- have the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, be reliable and motivated;
- be able to demonstrate high functioning in risk management;
- compassionate, person-centred individual who is hard working and can be flexible in their approach to helping service users experiencing a mental health crisis;
- have excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- be committed to delivery of mental health care in the least restrictive environment
- be able to problem solve and an able negotiator;
- be able to work 24/7 365 days a year rota with the other staff in the team;
- hold full UK driving licence with access to a vehicle for business use. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.
Appointed applicants will have access to clinical and managerial supervision, career development opportunities, enhancement for any unsocial hours of working and access to relocation expenses for those meeting the criteria for reimbursement of such expenses.
A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Professional Qualification (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities/General) to degree level or equivalent.
- Maintains current professional registration
- Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration
- Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery
- Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the post
- Specialist area specific experience
- Knowledge and understanding of current legislation
- Knowledge and understanding of risk assessment
- Knowledge of the 6cs
- Awareness of national and local issues impacting on nursing care
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Diplomatic, caring and sympathetic
- Ability to be flexible and handle conflict
- Good skills in assessment, interventions and evaluation of care
- IT proficient
- A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use
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