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Lead Nurse / Senior Nurse Practitioner

Employer
West London NHS Trust
Location
SOUTHALL
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pa plus HCAS
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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If you are an Occupational Therapist, Nurse, or a Social Worker, we have an exciting Band 7 opportunity in our Ealing Crisis, Assessment & Treatment Team (CATT). You will gain a variety of experience as a key member of the community healthcare team and be part of a multi-disciplinary service that other teams call on for help. Working in this service places you on the frontline of community mental health service and will enable you to respond to a variety of clinical needs at short notice.

The CATT team offers assessments and also brief home-based treatment to people with mental health problems at risk of admission to hospital.

The post holder will be responsible for the participating in and overseeing the assessment of care needs, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for the team's clients and maintaining the associated records. They will also lead and monitor the performance and work of the staff in the team. The Senior Nurse Practitioner will work closely with the team manager and deputise for them when required.

The post holder will work within a 24 hour rota system -- ensuring that a comprehensive service is provided to patients 365 days a year, an excellent interface with the Single Point of Access and other significant interfaces is maintained and robust gatekeeping at all times.

The post holder should have a variety of significant experience and previous community experience would be ideal

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for overseeing the assessment, co-ordination and the delivery of a high quality mental health service for patients under the care of Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT) who require assessment by secondary mental health services for pathway planning, crisis intervention in the community, or gate keeping for the inpatient wards and community recovery house with the emphasis for potential providing home treatment. They will also lead and monitor the performance of the staff in the team. The post holder will work closely with the team manager and deputise for them when require. The post holder will act as the lead in difficult and complex situations that require strong leadership to resolve and to act as main point of contact should a major incident occur which requires robust management and co- ordination.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for overseeing the assessment, co-ordination and the delivery of a high quality mental health service for patients under the care of Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT) who require assessment by secondary mental health services for pathway planning, crisis intervention in the community, or gate keeping for the inpatient wards and community recovery house with the emphasis for potential providing home treatment. They will also lead and monitor the performance of the staff in the team. The post holder will work closely with the team manager and deputise for them when require. The post holder will act as the lead in difficult and complex situations that require strong leadership to resolve and to act as main point of contact should a major incident occur which requires robust management and co- ordination.

The post holder will be involved in the on-going development of services, to ensure that the most relevant care pathway and care plan is devised to provide access to urgent and crisis care. They will be active in the promotion and use of evidence-based practice through the provision of clinical advice and support; acting as a role model; and providing education and training where appropriate. They will liaise closely with carers, both statutory and non-statutory services, emergency services, and 3rd sector services. They will liaise closely with local services Single Point of Access providing rapid response to mental health crisis situations where necessary and appropriate to decrease the number of unnecessary presentations to A&E.

The post holder will also be responsible in ensuring CATT works very closely with the inpatient wards and ensure that the CATT offers a responsive service, whilst understands that working in partnership with the inpatient wards reduces the length of stay, hence ensuring bed availability for service users of WLT who require inpatient admissions.

The post holder will also deliver supervision for junior colleagues. To work within a 24 hour 7 day a week rota system, ensuring that a comprehensive service is provided to patients and robust gatekeeping is maintained.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered on the NMC register, parts 3, 4 or 13 or Registered OT, Social worker. ( HCPC)
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Mentorship/Teaching & assessing qualification
  • Full UK Driving licence
Desirable
  • First or higher degree in appropriate subject area
  • ENB 998, 812 or equivalent
  • Nurse prescriber or willingness to become a nurse prescriber
Experience Essential
  • Experience in a variety of MH settings as a qualified practitioner.
  • At least 12 months at band 6 or equivalent.
  • Delivering Clinical supervision/ reflective practice to nursing as well as other professionals
  • Multi-disciplinary team working.
Desirable
  • 6 months working in a CMHT, CRHTT, Liaison nursing, intake service or equivalent
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individuals experiencing acute mental distress.
  • The ability to use a range of therapeutic interventions with individuals in acute mental health crisis
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation
  • An understanding of the Care Programme Approach and its application
  • Good communication skills Ability to determine and reduce level of risk to self, clients and others.
  • The ability to promote the Home Treatment Team to clients, other professional and non-professional groups.
  • A commitment and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of issues and developments within Mental Health and the National Health Service.
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills. The ability to manage conflicts
  • Experience of case/workload management
  • Experience and ability to supervise qualified and unqualified staff, including other professionals.
Desirable
  • Demonstrate knowledge of audit and research. Demonstrate the ability to co-ordinate a team and it's day-to-day work.
  • I.T. and Database skills with knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet management.
  • Declared medically fit by the Occupational Health Department to perform the duties of the post.
  • The post holder must have the ability to understand and implement the Equal Opportunities Policy at a level appropriate for the job.


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