Community Mental Health Practitioner- Early Intervention in Psychosis

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Grays
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum + HCA
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The posts is a Full Time, 37.5 hours within West Early Intervention in Psychosis Team, covering Thurrock, Basildon, Brentwood and Wickford in Essex. Work flexibly across the West ESTEP Service and participate in 7-day rota.

You will be based at Grays Hall, in Grays, Essex, however, would be expected to travel and also work from other Trust sites, such as Pride House in Laindon, Basildon Hospital, Brentwood Community Resource Centre

As part of this team, you will be expected to care co-ordinate and work with clients with a first episode psychosis aged between 14-65 years and their families.

We work very closely as a multi-disciplinary team and expect all team members to support our commitment to a programme of education and awareness to carers and in the local community

Using the principles of creative engagement, you will be involved with the MDT in providing psychosocial interventions, Behavioral Family Therapy, Relapse prevention, Assessments, and care co-ordination to individuals with complex mental health needs, their Carers, families and friends in order to promote and maintain their recovery and social functioning. This will help them build their own support network and engage fully with life. Our emphasis is on making every visit count.

Main duties of the job

The band 6 role in the team is an important asset to the multi-disciplinary team and a role that will help to shape the delivery of care to clients with first episode of psychosis and complexity of need.

The main role responsibilities are:
  • Care co-ordination.
  • Participate in theTeam Duty Roster and initial assessment of clients to determine appropriateness for ESTEP and to liaise with referring agencies to identify alternative agencies as appropriate to meet the client's needs.
  • Prioritize and manage workload to ensure the effective management of a defined group of clients with complex needs.
  • Work with MDT in seeking share risk management and to improve the quality of services provided to our clients/patients.
  • To provide clinical supervision and professional leadership to junior staff and promote evidence-based practice.


About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

The role also offers great opportunities in career development and as a service we are committed to ensure that all frontline community mental health practitioners have developmental opportunities to undertake further developmental training and also NICE-recommended psychological therapies.

Development opportunities exist for band 6 nurses in non-medical prescribing, Approved Mental Health Practitioner Training, CAARMS training, and further courses such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (Full Training or Top Up for staff with previous CBT/DBT training) - Family Intervention for Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder.
  • To undertake care co-ordination of a small caseload of clients.
  • To participate in the initial assessment of clients to determine appropriateness for ESTEP and to liaise with referring agencies to identify alternative agencies as appropriate to meet the clients needs.
  • Carry responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of recovery-based care plans.
  • Participate in collection of data including looking at entry and exit pathways to care, and duration of untreated psychosis as well as Dialogue & QPR to ensure that we provide a successful service in terms of high-quality outcomes.
  • To maintain effective individualized care through assessment of service user and carers problems. Plan, implement and evaluate interventions and clear, accurate and concise documentation of individualised care.
  • Prioritize and manage workload to ensure the effective management of a defined group of clients with complex needs.
  • Following analysis of client assessments, plan creatively to meet their needs including the provision of evidence-based interventions.
  • Responsible for working with colleagues in seeking to improve the quality of services provided to our clients/patients.
  • To provide clinical supervision and professional leadership to junior staff and promote evidence-based practice.


Person Specification Registration Essential
  • Valid NMC registration
Desirable
  • Non-medical prescriber qualification
Car Driver Essential
  • Valid driving licence and access to own car
Desirable
  • Evidence of previous EIP experience
Experience Essential
  • 12 months Band 5 experience
Desirable
  • Evidence of CPD


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