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Senior Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Would you like to work in a team that predominantly works 9-5 Monday to Friday but can offer flexible working hours?

We are looking for an experienced individual to complete initial assessments and support service users on shared care. Our shared care service supports service users who require increased support for a short period but do not require crisis intervention.

The Winchester Adult CMHT is looking for enthusiastic, dedicated, and talented professional to join the team. In return for your commitment to us we will work with you to realise your professional ambitions and support your development within one of the following areas of recognised clinical excellence:

-Clinical expertise


-Quality Improvement and Research

-Leadership and Management

To fulfil the requirements of this role you need to hold a professional registration in Social Work, Nursing or Occupational Therapy and be competent in completing high quality assessments of individual's needs. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in the teams shared care rota and complete initial assessments.

As the successful candidate will be working alongside other agencies to promote holistic recovery focused care excellent communication skills are a must.

We are a team striving for excellence with a fantastic supportive environment. We are very proud of the culture in the team which came out as one of the highest in the trust when we held our culture survey.

Main duties of the job

To be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team supporting the assessment and care planning for our service users.

To act as care co-ordinator to an agreed caseload of service users with severe and enduring mental illness.

To undertake ongoing assessment, treatment and evaluation for service users known to the service

To support the delivery of therapeutic interventions either individually or within a group setting.

Support the transformation of the team to deliver local evidence based care

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities

*To lead the clinical management of a designated group of service users.

*To allocate work to junior colleagues, reviewing progress and agreed outcomes.

*To co-ordinate and monitor the delivery of person centred healthcare to a designated group of service users, using complex clinical decision making where appropriate.

*To work as a member of the multi disciplinary team in assessing and planning care and responding to changes in service users' health.

*To identify and ensure the provision of the necessary physical care to service users, to help them complete daily living activities, ie: personal hygiene, diet and fluid intake, clothing and laundry, manual handling, personal environment, manual handling, elimination, maintaining rest and sleep and activity, physical observations.

*To act in a manner to respect the customs, individuality, values, sexuality and spiritual beliefs, actively supporting the individual to fulfil these.

*To identify and provide appropriate intervention and emotional support for service users.

*To create, develop and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of staff with other professionals and agencies to enhance recovery.

*To ensure prescribed physical observations are undertaken as follows: blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height and act upon exceptions appropriately.

*To work with service users and carers across the adult age range.

*To work in flexible ways with service users who may be difficult to engage or demonstrate a degree of diagnostic uncertainty.

*To undertake direct work with service users and their families, including formulating care plans, crisis management, and advocacy.

*To be confident in using social inclusion, person centred and recovery focussed models of care.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Mental Health Practitioner or O.T.
  • Computer skills
  • Significant post qualifying experience
  • Mentorship course
  • Clinical supervision training

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