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Mental Health Practitioner Early Intervention in Psychosis Pathway

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a Mental Health Practitioner to join our Early Intervention in Psychosis Team

The Early Intervention in Psychosis Team in Milton Keynes works within the Community Mental Health services in Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL). It is a service that provides early detection, assessment and intervention for 14-65 year olds who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The service aims to provide, evidence based treatments within a multidisciplinary team, in order to reduce the impact of Psychosis for the individual and their families.

The EIPT is commissioned to provide and facilitate access to comprehensive, evidence based interventions under the Care Programme Approach (CPA) and non-CPA to clients aged between 14-65 who are experiencing or recovering from a first episode of psychosis.

The service endeavours to engage with individuals for up to three years and will prioritise strategies to provide an environment that promotes user involvement and recovery. The EIPT has close links to organisations including Primary Care, Community Mental Health Services, Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Inpatient wards and local Schools.

Main duties of the job

This is a community based role working 37.5 hours per week.

You will need to have a valid UK driving licence and have your own vehicle insured for work purposes.

About us

Were passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. Were always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust.

With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.

With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

Job description Job responsibilities

Manage of caseload of service users with complex needs using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions working within the framework of the Care Programme Approach.

Contribute actively to the multi-disciplinary team process and to aspects of service development which includes working closely with the wider statutory mental health services and volunatary organisations.

To undertake specialist assessments as required.

For further information about this post please see attached Job Description

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Qualification at Diploma or Degree level in mental health nursing/ Social work or occupational therapy
  • Student supervision/mentoring qualification
Experience Essential
  • post qualification experience in Mental Health.
  • Experience of working in the community.
Knowledge Essential
  • Excellent knowledge of MHA 2007, the MHA Bill and MCA Varied clinical approaches.
  • Sound knowledge of principles of recovery
Other Essential
  • Car Owner/Driver with full UK licence

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