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Nurse Practitioner - Merton HTT

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year per annum inc
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Merton Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team is a multidisciplinary, community based mental health team that aims to provide a safe and effective home-based assessment and treatment service as an alternative to in-patient admission. We can facilitateearly discharge from the ward in the least disruptive and restrictive environment. We work in conjunction with, as well as integrate with other local service elements. The workload is team-based and our team members do not carry a specific caseload themselves, instead they share one as a collective unit.

The team is available to provide care and intervention 7 days a week for people who are experiencing a mental health crisis of extreme nature or degree that would require admission in the absence of the Merton Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team. The Service is available to adults both male and female from 18 years old and upwards, with the team seeking to address an array of mental health difficulties and crisis intervention as per the referred client's needs.

The response will include assessments at A&E, police stations, the 136 suite, MHA's and home visits. Staff will undertake rapid assessments and then either refer or signpost to other services. Merton Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team offer an alternate to acute psychiatric admission and the team acts as 'Gatekeepers' to the acute ward and the team works closely with the Trusts in patient's wards to help action this effectively.

Main duties of the job

We are currently looking for a full time Nurse Practitioner Band 6, who is motivated and committed to a be part of a high quality service working alongside professionals, carers and service users. This person will also need to be committed to a high quality standard for patient care.

The post holder will be based at a Wilson Hospital Cranmer Road, Mitcham. Home treatment covers the entire borough of Merton. There is an expectation that the post holder is able to work shifts, but not night duties. The candidate will be part of the multi-disciplinary team, working mostly independently. You must be able to have good communication skills, be organised and possess good time management. A car driver/owner is essential. We are committed to continuous professional development and you will receive regular supervisions to adapt to the needs of the service and to work towards PADR indicators. We are committed to delivering exemplary service and have a strong culture of training and education.

Key responsibilities:-
  • engaging clients in crisis
  • participating in rapid assessments at home and in A & E departments
  • co-ordinating effective gate keeping assessments when needed
  • providing a range of bio/psycho/social interventions for service users and carers
  • planning for a robust, sustainable discharge as well as sufficient aftercare
  • involving clients in planning and evaluating care given
  • working as part of the team to achieve the best possible care for clients

About us

We are Proud to Belong at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.

We have expert services, a rich history and a clear commitment to providing the best quality care for those with mental ill-health. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good' - we aspire to be 'outstanding'.

This is a great time to join us. We are transforming the way we care for our communities to support our mission of Making Life Better Together. We have built two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which are amongst the best in the world. More developments are planned across our sites and services.

We are inclusive and diverse and strive to be actively anti racist. We want to attract people from all backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work we do together. We are proud to co-produce and involve our local communities in all that we do.

We offer flexible working, career development and a variety ofbenefits to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Deputy Nursing Team Leader/Clinical Charge Nurse/CommunityPsychiatric Nurse/Practice Development Nurse role is suitable forRegistered Nurses who have successfully completed preceptorship and have registered as an approved NMC mentor.

The post holder will deliver, or advise on the delivery of, high quality safenursing care, ensuring consistently high standards of practice and clinicalexcellence which comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of professional conduct.

As a Deputy Nursing Team Leader/Clinical Charge Nurse/CommunityPsychiatric Nurse/Practice Development Nurse you will promote anddevelop clinical leadership and clinical practice and be a positive role model to junior members of the team through the practice of evidence-based care. You will be expected to support professional development through clinical appraisal and supervision and contribute to the ongoing educational programme for staff, fostering a positive learning environment. Your professional and personal development will include further postgraduate study and you will be encouraged and supported by your line manager to undertake Masters programmes.

As a senior nurse working within the South London Mental Health andCommunity Partnership you are required to encourage and foster collaborative and cross organisational working.

Person Specification Education and Qualification Essential
  • RMN (current NMC registration)
  • Evidence of continuing professional and personal development
  • Full and current drivers licence and car owner (or willing to take part in car lease scheme run by the Trust)
  • Mentorship ,ENB 998 or equivalent
  • RGN
  • Diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy/psychodynamic counselling
Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrable experience of working with people who experience serious ongoing mental health problems in a community or outpatient setting post qualification
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of assessing and managing crisis with those with a severe mental illness
  • Experience of working as a clinical supervisor
  • Experience of managing and supervising staff
  • Experience of contributing to policy and procedure development and implementation

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