Community Nurse or Occupational Therapist - Enhanced Treatment Team

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£40,448 to £47,965 a year Per Annum Inc
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We would like to invite applications for the exciting opportunity of Community Nurse or Occupational Therapist for the Enhanced Treatment Team based at the Eating Disorders Outpatients Department (EDOPD), Maudsley Hospital.

The main objective of the ETT for eating disorders is to addressing inequality of access for adults with eating disorders; early detection and ability to closely monitor some of most unwell services users. It fulfils the service's ambition to develop a comprehensive community provision, to ensure a provision that builds on, and extends the Outpatients model.

The Eating Disorders Team is internationally renowned for providing best practice, evidence-based care for adults with the full range of eating disorder difficulties. Outpatient treatments include guided self-help, group and individual interventions.

Main duties of the job

As a Community Nurse or Occupational Therapist working in a community setting you will promote and deliver evidence-based care for service users with mental health conditions in their own homes and within a variety of accommodation settings.

Community roles vary and the specifics of the community setting in which you work are covered during induction and will be explained by your line manager and colleagues; this addendum sets out the expectations of all Band 6 staff working in a community setting, and should be read alongside the detail of the requirements for a Band 6 set out in the generic Job Description

About us

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offerSome of our benefits are highlighted here:o Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.o Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.o Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmeso Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease carso Accommodation, our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected siteso NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.Other benefits include:o Counselling serviceso Wellbeing eventso Long service awardso Cycle to work schemeo Season ticket loano Childcare voucherso Staff restaurants

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Managing Caseload

  • Significant knowledge, awareness and understanding of Mental Health Law, including legislation of particular relevance to the community sector including the Community Care Act (2015) treatment legislation, the Care Programme Approach (2008), the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Community Treatment Orders (CTO).

    To be personally responsible and professionally accountable for a caseload as part of the community team and lead and manage the work of others as required.

    Co-ordinating care, communicating with other professionals involved in the care and ensuring regular CPA reviews are held as required. This will include communication with other teams for example in-patient services through attendance at ward meetings and with interface services e.g. Addictions service and CAMHS services where appropriate.

    Independently carrying out assessment, care planning and care coordination with excellent interpersonal skills, ability to listen to others views, respect and value individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds.

    Leading meetings with community team members on a regular basis to discuss report and evaluate client care.

    Ensuring a flexible approach in care provision with focus on choice and social inclusion opportunities.

    Recognising and addressing concerns about the physical health needs of service users with long term conditions (e.g. diabetes, asthma etc.); escalating these concerns as necessary to senior members of the multi-disciplinary team.

    2. Promoting Recovery

    Encouraging and empowering service users to have an optimum level of responsibility for their individual programme of care and with their consent, where appropriate, seeking the cooperation of friends, relatives and carers following recovery principles and approaches.

    Supporting service users to adopt recovery strategies that promote their wellbeing, healthy lifestyle, independence and self-care.

    3. Risk Assessment and Risk Management

    Reporting any incident or Serious Untoward Incidents that may take place in a community setting and provide reports and accurate records relating to the incident.

    Working safely to ensure safe custody of medicines, sharps, and clinical equipment in a community setting; and reporting of all incidents following Trust Policy.

    Recognising and responding appropriately to self-harm and suicide prevention with particular regard to the risks in community settings, in line with Trust policies and training guidelines.

    Understanding and working within the boundaries of the Lone Working Policy and awareness of Personal Safety in a community setting, including clear and updated communication with colleagues.

    Responding to urgent situations, emergencies or crises using protocols specific to the local community setting.

    4. Safeguarding and Duty of Candour

    Understanding and implementing safeguarding procedures in a community setting; recognise, report and investigate safeguarding issues and raise safeguarding alerts if you suspect that a service user and/or carer has been exposed to harm or abuse.

    Understanding and implementing of Duty of Candour with regard to the particular issues in a community setting.

    5. Infection control

    Understanding and implementing infection control measures in a community setting.

    6. Communication and Collaboration

    Preparing and providing reports on information and statistics as required relating to case load, regularity of visits and details of contact with clients and families.

    Communicating/liaising effectively with relevant agencies to ensure that an integrated programme of care is provided throughout.

    Advising families on prevention of illness and accidents in a community setting within own level of competency.

    Liaising with other Health Care Professionals, Statutory and /or Voluntary Agencies to address the needs of service user.

    Working closely with relevant professionals identifying health needs of the practice population and support the development of services in response to those needs.

    Leading and participating in team, locality and Trust initiatives as required and promote the strategic aims and objectives of the service, Nursing strategy and other relevant quality improvement initiatives in the community.

    Leading and actively contributing to clinical or governance reviews of the teams activity and the monitoring of performance in line with trust directives and audit programmes in the community.

    Documenting according to Trust policy, write in plain language, avoiding jargon and use of acronyms.

    7. Legislation

    Demonstrating an awareness and understanding of relevant and up-to-date Mental Health Law of particular relevance in community settings; ensuring adherence to legislation at all times.

    Having knowledge of the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act, Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Programme Approach, Deprivation of Liberty, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Community Treatment Orders.

    8. Understanding of the admission and discharge procedure Completing referral forms as necessary.

    Networking/liaising across the teams such as Transition of clients from

    CAMHS into Working Age Adult team or from WAA to Older adult.

    Medication Management

    Administering and monitoring the side effects of medication according to NMC professional standards.

    Having significant knowledge of medication used in a community setting and side effects.

    Giving medication including IMI to the right patient, right medication, right dose, right route, and right time and giving the right education to patients.

    Ordering and appropriate storage of medication in a community setting.

    Administration and Leadership

    Ensuring that electronic patients records are complete. Writing reports and letters in a community setting.

    Engaging in practice reflection through clinical supervision and reflective practice groups, and contributing to the delivery of clinical supervision to junior staff.

    Demonstrate leadership skills within the clinical context of the community, showing particular awareness of the challenges facing staff working in a community setting and supporting junior staff as appropriate.

    Person Specification Education and Qualification Essential
    • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse or OT
    • Mentorship qualification
    • Master's degree
    Experience and Knowledge Essential
    • Experience of research-based/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence based practice.
    • Significant relevant clinical experience
    • Evidence of continuing professional development
    • Experience as a preceptor / mentor
    • Knowledge of clinical governance
    • Experience of inter-agency working
    • Experience of managing a caseload
    • Experience of working in the community
    Skills and abilities Essential
    • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision
    • Skills in clinical assessment/baseline mental health assessment
    • Skills in risk assessment and risk management and crisis management
    • Resilient and able to cope in difficult situations
    • IT skills
    • Skilled in supervision of others, and in providing critical and constructive feedback.
    • Problem solving, ability to identify problems review options and take

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