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Care Coordinator -Development post

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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CBT therapist, Adult mental health nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
CAMEO operates across our Foundation Trust via two established bases in Cambridge and Peterborough. This post will be located in the dynamic and multi-cultural city of Cambridge.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Band 5 preceptorship Care Coordinators: Nurses, Social Workers or Occupational Therapists, including newly qualified professionals.

The practitioner will provide specialist advice, assess, plan and implement care to a designated caseload whilst working at all times to promote the safety and wellbeing of service users and their families/carers.

The individual must be compassionate, committed and have good working knowledge of psychosis. If you are passionate about the values that underpin EI work and in supporting service users throughout their recovery journey's, then this is the role for you

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the assessment of newly referred adults who may be undergoing their first psychotic episode. To work with diagnostic uncertainty, providing ongoing comprehensive assessment and outcome monitoring of all caseload service users.

To provide on-going care co-ordination within the CPA framework of a designated caseload of service users who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis. To ensure that the Trust and Social Services CPA and Care Management protocols are followed and standards met.

To ensure all interventions are age appropriate and that care is sensitive to the cultural needs of ethnic minority service users.

To provide low intensity CBT and Mindfulness interventions under supervision. To provide psychoeducation to services users.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities

  • To provide care co-ordination and case management to a defined caseload of service users within the framework of the Care Programme Approach (CPA). The ongoing caseload will consist of service users who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis. The interventions that are provided will focus on engagement, recovery, rehabilitation and integration with the community.
  • To carry out MDT activities, such as assessments and duty responsibilities
  • To ensure accurate record keeping using CPFT data systems.
  • To attend agreed meetings, meet supervisor and team manager on matters of service development.
  • This is a developmental post and will provide the opportunity for successful candidates to progress to Band 6 within this role upon completion of agreed competencies

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • NMC registration.
  • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH)
  • Evidence of continued training and professional development
  • Evidence of training appropriate to adult mental health care.
Experience Essential
  • Willingness to undertake Preceptorship program (for newly qualified RMN).
  • Completion of nurse training program
  • Demonstrate knowledge of working with people experiencing psychosis
  • Demonstrate knowledge of working with service users experiencing a crisis related to their mental health.
  • Evidence of continuing professional practice within a mental health setting
  • Experience of managing workload and ability to prioritise
  • Experience of working with adult service users, their families and carers
  • Experience of care co- ordination
  • Lived experience of mental health
  • Experience of working in the community
Skills and abilities Essential
  • Skills in undertaking clinical assessments / baseline mental health assessment
  • Skills in risk assessment and management
  • Skills in working with others within a multi-disciplinary team under supervision
  • Interpersonally calm and able to defuse difficult, volatile situations
  • Able to tolerate ambiguity and to take decisions and ask for advice appropriately
  • Ability to work within a team fostering good working relationships
  • Ability to teach and train others using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings
Knowledge and Understanding Essential
  • Knowledge of CPA, Community Care Act, Carers Act, Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation as application to practice. (A/I)
  • Knowledge of and interest in Early Intervention Service research and the impact psychosis can have on people's lives.
  • Knowledge of the issues around social inclusion for mental health services users
  • Ability to identify and employ, as appropriate clinical governance mechanisms for the support and maintenance of effective clinical practice
  • Knowledge of race and gender issues as they pertain to people with serious mental health problems Physical Requirements
Other Essential
  • Ability to undertake travel independently to different locations in an efficient and timely manner
  • Be adaptable and work with change
  • Professional and smart manner / appearance

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