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Mental Health Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Mental health practitioner, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to work in an environment where you can shape the way in which care is delivered. We are now implementing a locality hub approach to the service so we can enable more localised ways of working, in support of the community transformation model. As an Early Intervention Practitioner, you will be part of a locality team responsible for a designated caseload of patients who have been identified as experiencing their first episode of psychosis within that locality. You will work as part of our integrated multi-disciplinary team, and participate in the clinical decision-making process to determine the most appropriate management plans for all service users who are under the care of the team. We are looking to recruit individuals who are motivated and enthusiastic, with proven abilities to work positively with service user, carers and family. Whilst we are advertising these opportunities as Practitioners to enable applications from registered mental health nurses, occupational therapists or social workers, we are committed to working with you to ensure that your unique skills are fully utilised within the team, for the benefit of our patients, we encourage continuous learning to improve patient outcomes and we provide outstanding professional development opportunities for our workforce. If you wish to develop your skills and work in an environment that encourages you to use those skills, then see about joining our passionate team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination of care needs, assessment, planning, and implementation of evidence-based care to a defined group of service users and their carers within the service catchment area whilst under the guidance of senior staff. The post holder will provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multi-disciplinary team.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide a high standard of clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools.

To delegate aspects of the patient treatment plan to other members of the team, whilst maintaining overall responsibility for patients care, where appropriate.

To ensure the clinical caseload and clinical practice of members of the EIP Team is of the highest standard of clinical care.

To manage caseload and service delivery in accordance with and in order to contribute towards the attainment of Service/Trust productivity requirements.

Work with individuals to assess their mental health, recognise mental illness and identify their related needs and circumstances; and enable them to understand, manage and where appropriate change their behaviour.

Plan, implement, review, and improve interventions to meet peoples identified needs and manage their inherent risk.

To assess carers and familys needs and develop, implement, and review programs of support for cares and families.

Protect people from abuse, neglect, and harm.

Enable individuals to develop independent living skills and live in the community.

To work collaboratively and promote effective working relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring effective and appropriate clinical decision-making, both within the EIP Team and with external agencies.

To maintain accurate and timely clinical records and to co-ordinate and monitor those of the team.

To adhere to NMC, HCPC and other regulator HCPC codes of professional conduct and ethics, plus associated legislation.

To demonstrate empowering leadership skills within the EIP Team and seek opportunities in local and national area as to promote and develop the profession.

To participate in Clinical Governance activities, including induction, supervision, personal development review, health and safety, risk management and audit.

To undertake specific project work or any other duties as negotiated with the EIP Team Manager.

To act up in the absence of the Team Manager and provide senior support to the EIP team i.e., to cover annual leave/sick leave etc.

Supervise health and social care staff in the support and monitoring of clients programmes of care managed within the team.

Develop effective and supportive links with other health and social care staff. To create networks that improve the pathway of care for clients referred to the EIP Team.

Participate in all clinical governance and audit developments including post registration education, training, and continuing professional development.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN, OT or Social Worker core professional background with education to diploma/degree level
  • Professional registration with NMC, HCPC or another relevant regulator
  • Mentorship Module or equivalent (degree level)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice
  • Management training
  • Leadership training
Experience Essential
  • Substantial post registration experience of working with people with complex mental and social health presentations involving psychosis
  • Experience of multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of using psychological formulation to identify intervention targets
  • Substantial experience in identification, assessment, and management of risk
  • Substantial experience of delivering psychosocial interventions to aid recovery
  • Sound knowledge of national agenda for mental health.
  • Understanding of the culture and ethos of EIP services
  • Highly developed clinical reasoning skills and ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work and contain with high levels of distress.
  • Sound knowledge of and understanding of Information Governance principles.
  • Highly developed communication skills.
  • Motivated to maintain personal and professional development with strong CPD record
  • Delegation whilst maintaining overall responsibility for patients care, where appropriate with the ability to lead colleagues and peers.
  • Highly motivated & able to engage with service users & carers to improve outcomes.
  • Ability to work independently and collectively
  • Experience of working within EIP services
  • Experience of EIP specialist assessment and interventions

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