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CMH Practitioner

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

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If you are looking to take the next step in your career then look no further. Southampton East CMHT have an exciting new role for a passionate, enthusiastic and aspirational mental health practitioner. This role is open to registered Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Mental Health Nurses. We are looking for someone with experience in working with people with complex mental health difficulties but can provide training within the role.

We are a fully integrated health and social care team so you would be working alongside a broad range of people from different professional disciplines including Mental health Social Workers, Peer Workers, Mental Health Nurses, Support Workers, Psychologists and Consultant Psychiatrists. As a team we support people aged 18 -- 65 with a broad range of serve and enduring mental health difficulties.

We have fantastic links with community partners and part of your role would be to engage with these services to link the people you are supporting in with additional support and guidance. This may include advice on housing, benefits or courses run by the Recovery college to support understanding and management of their mental health.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist review and assessment of specific service users and their care pathway as identified by the CMHT Senior Management Team.

To support timeliness of interventions, a recovery focused approach to care planning and robust risk assessment supporting the onward provision of 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

This should include core aspects from job evaluation such as communication Analytical / Judgement skills, Planning & Organisation, responsibilities for information R&D ,

To provide evidence based mental health assessment of care and risk of adults with mental health problems in a Community Mental Health setting, involving planning and evaluating care in collaboration with others, working as an integral part of the CMHT.

To formulate and effectively communicate care and risk management plans in accordance with identified need of the individual, ensuring that these are recovery focussed and developed in collaboration with the service user and where appropriate their relatives, carers and other involved professionals.

To act as a key member of the CMHT, contributing to multi-disciplinary discussions and decision making relating to appropriate patient care.

To be proactive in ensuring identification of service users needs to ensure they receive the range of interventions identified within their care plan, this will include physical health care and monitoring.

To operate independently in making complex clinical judgements, evaluating alternative courses of action and managing and advising on complex clinical issues regarding the treatment and care of patients.

To work with relevant agencies, procedures and legislative requirements, in particular, The NHS and Community Care Act, Mental Health Act, Data Protection Act, Adult & Child Protection Procedures, working in accordance with all relevant policies and procedures including care planning, risk assessment and safeguarding.

To participate fully in caseload supervision and management, to ensure that care plans are matched to need.

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

To accurately record all contacts with service users in the appropriate Electronic Patient Record within Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospital Southampton in line with SHFT record keeping policy and service contracting arrangements.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered nursing, social work or other allied health professional qualification.

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