A great opportunity exists with a vacancy arising for the role of Care Coordinator in the Kingston Recovery and Support Teams. We are open to applications from Occupational Therapists, Community Psychiatric Nurses or Social Workers. The service offers support to adults aged 18-75 with a range of mental health conditions.
We have vacancies currently in North Kingston RST which are both based at Acacia Unit, Tolworth Hospital.
The successful applicant will have scope to develop as a Clinician, in a multi-disciplinary team. CC's report to the Team Manager who reports to the Clinical Manager for Adult Community Services in the Borough of Kingston.
Main duties of the job
The successful applicant will be clinically responsible for a caseload of up to 30 patients. They will participate in key meetings such as Zoning, seeking to provide high-quality services strongly focused on recovery to patients. The role requires one to attend to commissioned Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for activity and quality.
We are looking for a positive, motivated and committed individual who understands the Trust's values and their role in creating a vibrant work culture. This post is open to those professionally registered with the HCPC, NMC or Social Work England. It is desirable for applicants have experience of working cases of patients within a mental health community setting.
We are also open to those who wish to develop their careers and would be happy to consider a band 5 - 6 developmental role. You would be supported by the team to complete a set of competencies and with additional trust wide support with reflective sessions and working groups to develop your skills.
We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
Other benefits include:
- Generous pay, pensions and leave,we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
- Work life balance,we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
- Career development,there are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
- Subsidised car parking- You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
- NHS discounts,with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands through Health Service Discounts website.
- Eye examinations
- Looking after your health
- Cycle to work scheme
- Car lease scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Childcare vouchers
- Staff restaurants
- Free gym membership
Job description Job responsibilities
Working autonomously within the parameters of the role leading and supporting junior staff and wider care team to implement the delivery of quality nursing care, contributing to the physical, psychological, social, recreational and spiritual care in a recovery-focused way through therapeutic engagement and activities, and taking steps to address any issues that arise.
Leading and supporting/teaching junior staff on risk assessment and risk management that involves making decisions based on knowledge of the research evidence, knowledge of the individual service user and their social context, knowledge of the service users own experience and clinical judgment.
Advocating for service users needs and rights within Trust policy. Encouraging and empowering service users to have an optimum level of responsibility for their individual programme of care.
Escorting service users, as required, in line with Trust policies.
Demonstrating an enhanced understanding of Mental Health signs and symptoms and an understanding of how these may present in practice including recognition of impact on patient presentation and behaviour including risk factors. Supporting and teaching junior staff to develop understanding of mental health signs and symptoms and develop appropriate responses to these in practice.
Recognising and responding appropriately to challenging behaviour in line with Trust policies and training. Leading and coordinating junior staff and the wider care team in the management of difficult situations and de-escalation anddeveloping resilience and strategies to manage, including on leading staff and patient de-briefing sessions.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
- Mentorship qualification
Experience and Knowledge Essential
- Experience of researchbased/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence based practice
- Significant relevant clinical experience
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Experience as a preceptor / mentor
- Knowledge of clinical governance and audit
- Experience of taking responsibility for a ward / clinical unit.
- Experience of engaging / supporting clinical research projects
- Experience of supporting practice development in clinical areas
Skills and Abilities Essential
- Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision
- Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.
- Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others
- Forms very effective working relationships with colleagues
- Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics; promotes equality and diversity
- Problem solving, ability to identify problems, review options and take appropriate action without a predetermined framework
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