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Out of Area Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen in the York Outreach Recovery Team for a Senior Mental Health Practitioner to work within the 'out of area' team which is devoted to the repatriation of service users from in patient rehab hospitals back into their local area in the community.

Applications are invited from those with a relevant nursing qualification or allied professional qualification, who has the ability to work independently and within a team. The post holder will be responsible for supervised care co-ordination and co-working of identified clients in conjunction with private sector partners. It is vital that the applicant has previous experience working mental health

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant with hold a small caseload to enable focused and specific interventions concentrating on returning to community care. There will be a great emphasis of multi-agency collaboration and inter-agency partnership working. With the majority of the inter facing being with private sector care providers, the applicant must have experience working with other agencies such as within the third sector, private sector, statutory or primary care sector.

As part of the out of area team there is a designated social worker and another senior mental health practitioner alongside leadership oversight and support, regular MDT reviews of the caseload and both regular clinical and managerial supervision. Inter team collaboration is integral to this role to enable the appropriate and timely discharge of service users to their local area to continue community care. Knowledge of funding and 117 aftercare planning would be beneficial alongside knowledge of care providers and their requirements would also be beneficial.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

- Collaborative MDT working

- Understanding of 117 aftercare plans and processes

- Oversight of discharge planning

- Oversight of treatment planning in line with funding agreement

- Involved in additional funding requests

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration with an approved professional body.
  • Evidence of CPD
  • For registered nurses: MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education. Must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Key skills - Literacy, Numeracy, IT
  • Recognised sign-off mentor, clinical educator or equivalent. Must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Leadership or Management qualification
  • Post Grad qualification in relevant area
Experience Essential
  • Working with people with mental ill health in the community
  • Working collaboratively with patients and families
  • Providing clinical supervision
  • Working in an MDT
  • Quality improvement acitivities
  • Facilitating students
  • Leadership or management experience
Knowledge Essential
  • Work effectively as part of an MDT and care coordinate
  • Understanding of relevant legislation
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Detailed understanding of safeguarding
  • Clinical risk assessment and management
  • Understanding of psychological model

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