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Mental Health Nurse Community Care Coordinator - City AMHT

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum/pro-rata
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Adult Mental Health Team (AMHT) is excited to be recruiting Care Co-ordinators to join our busy but rewarding community team!

The City AMHT supports adults of working age (18-65) who experience a wide range of mental health conditions. We are committed to the person-centred recovery approach in all our clinical work and pride ourselves in offering a high-quality service reflected in our CQC rating of Good.You will join a dedicated staff group providing assessment and evidence based interventions to a wide range people in Oxford and the surrounding area.

We use the principles of a flexible assertive community treatment (FACT) model of healthcare. We have incorporated FACT into the daily functioning of the team; which enables us to be focused on the recovery of the patient through a multidisciplinary (MDT) approach; with expertise from doctors, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, support workers and psychological therapies staff. We also have twice weekly MDT meetings, where we discuss clinical matters within our supportive team.

We strive to provide person-centred evidence based care to patients, where possible working collaboratively with their families and carers.

Main duties of the job

This role is open to registered mental health nurses who have extensive experience of working in adult mental health services and understand the challenges that this care group can bring.

You will be expected to deliver and maintain high quality and meaningful care for our patients. You will need to be a highly motivated practitioner who has experience of mental health services and can demonstrate the ability to initiate and manage your work effectively. The team is highly supportive and committed to delivering high quality patient care; where the caseload can be demanding, diverse and frequently complex.

You will need to be able to work autonomously, with a caseload of patients with whom you will engage and offer the recommended treatment and support. You will have experience of CPA process and able to assess and plan treatment with service users. You will also be able to assess and manage risk, including use of Safeguarding processes.

There are opportunities for team working and facilitating groups such as MBT/CBT based interventions. The MDT consists of medics, psychological therapists, social workers, OTs, RMNs and support workers, as well as embedded workers from the third sector to support with employment, housing and social needs. In addition we have embedded Peer Support Workers within the teams to promote the power of lived experience and ensure that the gap between patient and clinician is bridged.

About us

We are a supportive, dynamic and integrated team which although busy has many rewards. We care deeply about our patients and their families and carers. We believe in listening and responding as a team, piloting new models, supporting each other and developing and using new care approaches. We aim to improve patient care as well as provide increase staff satisfaction and sense of achievement.

The City AMHT is a wonderful team to work in and this role offers an opportunity to develop senior clinical and leadership skills. The Management team are committed to the wellbeing and development of the staff working in the team.

You will be supported by an experienced leadership team from across the professions who facilitate forums for Nursing and Occupational Therapists and hold your development as central. We offer regular supervision and you will be encouraged and supported to undertake any training relevant to your professional development.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

The team are working using the FACT model of care. Caseloads for care coordinators range from 20 - 25 cases and are made up from a variety of presentations. Team members also participate in being duty worker about once a week. The service is open Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00 not including bank holidays.

The City and Northeast Oxon Adult Mental Health Team's main base is at the Warneford Hospital, a stones throw from the centre of Oxford and the dreamy spires. We provide care for the residents of Oxford, the local towns of Kidlington, Bicester and Woodstock, and the surrounding villages. The team is split into three Flexible Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) teams; Willow, Oak, and Aspen, which are aligned to local Primary Care Network patches.

We would encourage you to give us a call to discuss the role and we very much welcome visits from interested applicants.

Please note:
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification Education and Training Essential
  • To evidence a professional qualification (degree or equivalent) and current valid professional registration.
  • To evidence continuing professional development since qualification. (Portfolio may be required to be viewed at interview)
  • To evidence post graduate qualifications specifically relating to an appropriate aspect of care or management
Occupational Experience Essential
  • To evidence appropriate experience and a high level of knowledge about working within community mental health care with working age adults
  • To evidence experience of working within a multidisciplinary team and an understanding of AMHTs and interdisciplinary working
  • To evidence of understanding and experience of risk management both clinically and operationally.
  • To evidence a good understanding of clinical governance and your professional legal responsibilities.
  • To evidence experience of supervising other staff
Skills required - IT / Admin Essential
  • To evidence IT literacy, to include the Microsoft suite of programmes
  • To evidence excellent English written and verbal communication skills

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