CBT Practitioner for Psychosis

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent, full time CBTp Practitioner for Psychosis within the Mid Notts Early Intervention in Psychosis team.

You will provide a specialist CBT(p) service to people accessing the cameo early intervention for psychosis service in CPFT as well as provide advice and consultation on psychological related aspects of care to colleagues within the service and to other agencies involved where appropriate.

Main duties of the job

You will:
  • deliver CBT(p) informed by individual need and which utilise the appropriate range of cognitive behavioural theoretical and therapeutic models.
  • continually monitor and evaluate the cognitive behavioural interventions provided, employing service specific outcome measures as required, reformulating and adjusting hypotheses and interventions as new information becomes available and liaising effectively with other professionals involved.
  • provide specialist professional contributions to relevant multi-agency clinical meetings.
  • undertake risk assessment and risk management when working directly with clients and to provide advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and management, relating to the client and to others.
  • contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients within the Service and, where appropriate, across all settings and agencies serving the client group.
  • maintain up-to-date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues in relation to both the specific client group and mental health.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career.

Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

For more detailed information on this role, please see attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification
  • Postgraduate Diploma in CBT or Doctorate in clinical psychology
  • Registered Mental Health professional registration

  • Mentor and mentorship training
  • Postgraduate Diploma in CBT for psychosis or a willingness to undertake appropriate continuous training
  • Post registration Leadership and/or management qualification
  • A Registered Nurse, Mental Health as core profession

  • Post registration experience in working with people with mental health needs in NHS settings
  • Using CBT / psychological focused interventions in a community setting
  • Considerable experience in the assessment and management of clinical risk
  • Experience of effective collaborative working
  • Evidence of Interdisciplinary / multi-agency working experience

  • We welcome people with lived experience
  • Experience in the planning and delivery of training and practice developments to staff
  • Evidence of experience in service evaluation and improvements
  • Experience of working in an NHS EIP service
  • Experience of working therapeutically with individuals experiencing psychosis

Knowledge and Skills
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Competent IT skills including word, outlook, excel and power point
  • Ability to prioritise workload effectively, meeting expected deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Advanced interpersonal skills demonstrating the ability to communicate and work with a wide range of professionals
  • Ability to influence others effectively
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • High level of self-awareness, recognising own strength and limitations
  • Ability to manage change and deal with conflict / stressful situations
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Ability to produce and present clear reports
  • Advanced understanding of the mental health needs of adults
  • Specialist knowledge of person-centred care and its application
  • Specialist knowledge of psycho-social interventions and their appropriate use
  • Working knowledge of appropriate assessment tools
  • Working knowledge of the policies and guidelines pertinent to the planning and delivery of care to adults with mental health needs
  • Recovery focused practitioner able to apply

  • Knowledge of service improvement models and its application
  • Awareness of the impact of the health economies on service planning and delivery

Personal Qualities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, enabling formation of networks with professionals within the Trust and from other agencies to promote effective team working with service users
  • Able to contain and work with high levels of distress from service users
  • Able to contain and work with high levels of organisational stress
  • Interpersonally calm and able to defuse difficult, volatile situations
  • Able to tolerate ambiguity and to take decisions in situations of incomplete information
  • Ability to exercise appropriate levels of self-care and to monitor own state, recognising when it is necessary to take active steps to maintain fitness to practice
  • Good organisational skills
  • Motivated towards personal and professional development with strong CPD record
  • Demonstrate understanding of acceptance and commitment to the principles underlying equal opportunities

  • Positive approach to EIP
  • Recognise people's right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
  • Willingness to embrace integrated model and new ways of working
  • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and severely challenging behaviours
  • Able to sit for long periods
  • Ability to travel independently across the county

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