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ESTEP Care Coordinator: band 5 community mental health nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a qualified mental health nurse who is creative and reflective in your approach, with a genuine interest in working with people experiencing psychosis for the first time?

ESTEP, the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service, covering South East Essex is looking for a band 5 practitioner due to internal promotion. This post is ideal for either a newly qualified professional or a professional already working at a band 5 level looking to develop their clinical skills in a community setting.

Main duties of the job

Being part of someone's journey towards recovery is extremely powerful and rewarding. For people who have had a psychotic illness we offer a 3-year period of engagement with the team, this means that practitioners can take time to establish relationships and agree plans of care.

There are clear NICE guidelines in terms of a care plan offer and what should be included. Much of the first few months are about getting to know the person you are working with to develop trust and a shared understanding about what a person is experiencing and why.

The skills required to be an effective EIP practitioner are: to adapt your working approach to establish relationships with those people you work with, to balance clinical activity with good standards of record keeping on the electronic record, to be able to provide psychoeducation around psychosis, to be able to use assessment tools , to be able to engage with friends/families/carers, to be able to contribute to an MDT setting, to be able to engage in supervision and training, to have a good understanding of medication and the benefits of these, to have an understanding of CBT and the evidence that surrounds this to aid peoples recovery from psychosis. To be effective and skilled in assessing and managing risks, to be skilled in care planning.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

To manage own caseload in line with C.P.A. procedures and risk management protocols.

To use evidence-based and client-centred principles to assess needs and to plan, implement and evaluate health and social care interventions

To create and continually update person-centred care plans and build therapeutic relationships with your clients.

To assess risk and design personalised risk management plans

To provide leadership for junior staff through supervision and appraisal.

To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of MDT services, holding personal responsibility for defined projects and areas of responsibility.

To mentor and supervise students on practice placements

To carry out MDT activities e.g. coordinating meetings and undertaking duty responsibilities

To identify any possible safeguarding concerns and be responsible for the completion of safeguarding investigations.

To ensure that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 are observed, adhered to and implemented

To monitor physical health and promote physical wellbeing

To support the promotion of carer and service user involvement within the service and for its provision plus ensuring carer's needs are identified and responded to.

To provide profession-specific interventions for the wider team as required and in line with NICE guidelines

To participate in team training and mandatory training and ongoing professional development.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse or Social Worker
Experience Essential
  • Completed preceptorship
  • Post-registration community mental health experience

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