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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Personality Disorder Pathway

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Would you like to join a growing team and be part of transforming services for those who have a diagnosis of personality disorder and complex emotional needs?

As a result of the extra investment that is coming into Mental health services as part of the NHS Long term Plan, we are excited to be able to expand and transform what we offer to this service user group and their families.

We are looking to recruit 4 full time Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners working as part of the Personality Disorder Team Hub alongside our already growing team, working within the LMHT's across the City and County South. There will be an expectation that you will be able to work and travel across the whole of the area whilst also travelling to Mandala Centre as required however you will be based at a named LMHT for the majority of your time. You will provide SCM to the LMHT caseload as well as undertaking other short term pieces of assessment and formulation work whilst providing training, consultation and supervision to LMHT colleagues. Whilst you will be embedded within the LMHT's, your line management and supervision will come from the PD Pathway team Hub. There may be potential opportunities for future training in other forms of treatment/therapy for clients with personality disorder (particularly DBT).

Main duties of the job

You will be working as a band 6 mental health practitioner delivering SCM (Structured Clinical Management) to clients on an individual and group basis (training will be provided as required). There is also the potential you will provide other evidenced based treatment for clients with personality disorder including DBT and CBT-PD. You will be expected to undertake assessment and formulation work for clients who meet the criteria for the personality disorder pathway within the LMHT caseload. You will also be expected to support the wider LMHT in working with and managing clients with complex emotional needs. This will include providing some elements of training, consultation and supervision to the LMHT.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career.

Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

This is a great opportunity to work in the personality disorder team hub for Notts HC.

The role is full-time, Monday to Friday.

We have 4 positions available, 1 covering Gedling LMHT in the County South and 3 covering the LMHT's in the City. There is an expectation that you would be able to be flexible as required and cross cover amongst all of the LMHT's.

This position is for Registered Mental Health/Learning Disability Nurse (RMN) and AHPs.

To provide community treatment for clients under the Personality Disorder pathway in the form of SCM (Structured Clinical Management). This would be through individual sessions and group sessions, both of which are essential parts of treatment which practitioners would be expected to facilitate.

To be open to learning new evidenced based treatments for clients with personality disorder in the hope to be able to deliver these in future (including DBT and CBT-PD).

To provide a defined level of assessment and formulation for clients who present with complex emotional needs within an LMHT, assessing both their and their families/carers needs under the care programme approach.

To provide a link between the specialist Personality Disorder pathway and LMHT.

To provide support to the wider LMHT in relation to their offering of interventions for individuals with complex emotional needs and personality disorder traits.

To provide education and support (including clinical supervision) to junior staff members and other professionals.

We are seeking an enthusiastic team player, working within a multi-disciplinary health team who will engage with group and personal supervision. You will also work collaboratively with statutory and voluntary agency partners.

It is preferable that you hold a full UK driving licence and be able to use a car for work purposes however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Person Specification
Contractual Requirements
  • You must hold a full UK driving licence and be able to use a car for work purposes

  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities/OT/Social Worker) to degree level or equivalent.
  • Evidence of post registration clinical practice, development, and training.
  • Maintains current registration with the NMC or equivalent statutory body.

  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration.

  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery.

  • Post registration training in working with clients on cluster 8 / Personality Disorder pathway.

  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments.
  • Knowledge of the nursing 6 c's

  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care

  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Good written/oral communication skills.
  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care.
  • IT Skills

  • Demonstrates skills in reflective practice
  • Experience of providing supervision and consultation to colleagues
  • Experience of delivering training / teaching

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