Mental health Practitioner

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year gross per annum
Closing date
3 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
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We are currently looking for an experienced mental health professional to step in as a case manager to cover maternity leave in our central eating disorder team.

We are looking for someone who is passionate, empathic, resilient, with excellent communication skills both verbal and written and who enjoys being part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team.You should be motivated, have good interpersonal skills, personal resilience, and enthusiasm for working with people.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

Building therapeutic relationships with people and their family/carers.

Manage a caseload of people with an eating disorder, focussing on their mental health and physical health needs.

Liaising with other health, social care and education professionals to ensure joined up care.

Maintain a high standard of clinical work in compliance with NICE guidelines for eating disorders and the Care Quality Commission.

Maintain accurate and clear documentation and offer clear communication.

Undertake Duty work on a roster basis, Triage new referrals into the service jointly with MDT, carry out assessments Jointly with MDT, co-produce care plans and risk assessments/contingency planning with young people and their families.

About us

Benefits included with this role are:-
  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more

Job description
Job responsibilities
Responsible for the line management of identified members of the service.To support the development of effective mental health care pathways within the service.Support to service evaluation and audit systems.Support review/development of service wide policies and protocols.Support the establishment of partnerships and networks with key stakeholders.Deputise for Line Manager as required.ClinicalTo be accountable for own professional actions.Participate in mental health promotion.Provide the appropriate interventions to patients with mental illness (incorporating NICEGuidelines).Provide training and support for colleagues, including non-statutory and statutory agencies.Effective personal planning and organisation of daily work load.Flexible working and manage own working time effectively and accordingly to servicedemands.Practice autonomously in making clinical judgements, identifying alternative courses of action,managing and providing a high quality of care.Maintain respectful, effective professional interpersonal relationships with others.To attend all mandatory training as required by the Trust and to undertake further training andupdating as required to carry out the role.Initiate, create and maintain therapeutic relationships with patients and carers, ensuring thatpractice is patient centred.Promote the involvement of service users and carers in the development of the care pathway.Ensuring that all patients are given full explanation of their care pathway/treatment options andno decision is taken forward without their consent.Regularly be involved in various research studies.ProfessionalTo adhere to local and professionally prescribed codes of ethical conduct and practice (e.g.confidentiality).Maintain a professional portfolio, which demonstrates development in reflective practice.Have arrangements in place for individual supervision as per Trust policy.Ensure recorded contact data are accurately and timely as per Business Processes.Adhere to all policies, procedures, guidelines and standards set by Norfolk and SuffolkFoundation Trust and relevant professional body.Maintain and update knowledge relating to the current Mental Health Act 1983/2007 and anyrelevant guidance thereof, and sharing all relevant information to Primary Care colleagues asnecessary.Identifying personal learning and training needs through PDP, appraisal and personaldevelopment plans on an annual basis.Support and develop the principles of joint partnership working and to be pro-acting in fosteringpositive inter agency relationships and information sharing.Provide cover in the absence of colleagues in the team and assume the responsibility normallyundertaken by them during their period of absence.Act as a Mentor to students to ensure that annual updates are undertaken and evidence forTriennial review is provided.Be responsible for student placements and learning outcomes, with regular contact with thelink tutor to discuss student issues as they arise.Undergo training to act as a sign of Mentor for Student Nurses, ensuring that the Triennialreview is completed to fulfilthe requirements of the sign off role.Ensure that personal appearance, practice and manner conform to the standards andexpectations of the Trust.To comply with all Trust Policies, Guidelines and Protocols with particular regard to communityservices.

We welcome requests for further information. Please dont hesitate to call us to discuss anything about the team or the roles.

Please contact either: (CTM - CEN-CAEDS)

Person Specification
  • Nursing degree or equivalent, Dip OT, Clinical Psychology or equivalent
  • Mentorship qualification or ENB 998. Willingness to train to become Sign-off Mentor
  • Ongoing professional development working towards degree level
  • Type of criteria * Type of criteria Qualifications 1 result is available, use up and down arrow keys to navigate. Essential criteria

  • Good to great management course, or equivalent

  • Able to demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of mental health practice from previous experience
  • Demonstrate effective risk assessment and risk management experience
  • Experience in the delivery of clinical interventions
  • Experience in working in team delivering person centred treatment packages

  • Experience in delivering group based interventions
  • Experience in supporting service development

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Competent assessment skills
  • Risk assessment knowledge and skills
  • Competent and effective treatment skills
  • Basic computer skills including use of email/internet
  • Satisfactory verbal and written language skills

  • Able to time manage and reflect on clinical practice
  • Prevention and Management of Suicide training
  • Medicine Management
  • Safeguarding training
  • PMA training

  • Knowledge of medication and the monitoring of its effects
  • Knowledge of psychosocial interventions
  • An understanding of the policies and guidelines both local and national e.g. National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines (Government initiative)

  • Developing knowledge of local wider systems and networks
  • Knowledge of health promotion

  • Ability to travel independently

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Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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