Practitioner for Early Intervention in Psychosis Service

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year p.a. pro rata for part time
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a Specialist Practitioner to join the Early intervention Service at Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust.

The Early Intervention Service is an established team providing care for service users experiencing their First Episode of Psychosis in the first three years of their illness. As a Specialist Practitioner you will be working across the county of Dorset in urban and rural settings.

The Early Intervention Service is a forward-thinking service that provides strong psychological formulations for service users and has the support of a Multidiscipline team. You will be joining an experienced team that is supportive and proactive as well as compassionate towards service users experiencing psychosis for the first time.

As a Specialist Practitioner you will be providing care coordination and psychosocial interventions for service users on your caseload. Training can be offered within the service and there are established and supportive supervision arrangements in place.

The service is located at Hillcrest in Ensbury Park, Bournemouth and driving is essential. This post is a full-time post however the service can be flexible and would consider 30 hours as a minimum, working Monday to Friday

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust offers career development opportunities.

For further information and informal discussion please contact Simon Potterton on 01202 584336

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will carry their own individual caseload of service users with first episode psychosis. You will have care coordination responsibility and promote and participate in the multi-disciplinary assessment and development of treatment/my wellbeing plans/risk assessments and reviews.

To deliver in the provision of specialist interventions i.e., Family Interventions or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis CBTp (according to skills)To work in a socially inclusive way and in line with the recovery model.

To promote the needs of carers, complete carer's assessments and care plans and support local Carer/User Groups. Administration of medication, ensuring compliance with nursing responsibilities under the Medicines Act (1971), the local care of Drugs policy and other relevant Trust clinical procedures (according to clinical registration). To participate in the Team Duty Worker and Initial Assessment rota.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse/ OT/Social Worker
  • Valid Registration with the appropriate professional body e.g. NMC/SWE/HCPC
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven ability to undertake assessment, formulation and care planning skills
  • Works well in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • The ability to: prioritise & meet deadlines; organise work of self and others; supervising, teaching & assessing; self motivated with the ability to motivate others; effective resource management.
  • Training / presentation skills
  • Extensive postgraduate experience in working in community mental health.
  • Relevant experience working with clients with psychosis in Adult and or CAMHs services
  • Experience in practising
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Ability to achieve a pass mark (75%) in the ICT Basic Skills test.

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