Community Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist

Folkestone, Kent, England
CT19 5JE
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust £ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
24 Nov 2021
Closes
23 Dec 2021

Job Description

Job overview

Shepway Community Mental Health Team is a successful, well established and diverse multi-cultural team that is looking to recruit a community mental health nurse or occupational therapist to work within the team providing specialist mental health care for people with multiple and complex needs.

Our service focuses on promoting recovery for people diagnosed with severe and enduring mental ill health. We provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary services and work closely with local specialist mental health teams, tertiary service providers, primary care, local statutory and non-statutory agencies, service users & careers.

This is a great opportunity for band 6 clinicians looking to join a thriving team who will welcome and support you to develop professionally whilst enjoying your work and being part of a great organisation.

Main duties of the job

Undertake assessments of new referrals coming into the service

Hold a caseload of no larger than 40 people and provide a range key evidence based interventions

Involvement as a key member of the multidisciplinary team offering your input and experience to all members of the team and all departments as necessary

The Care Group is currently implementing new Clinical Care Pathways such as Initial Interventions, Complex Emotional Disorder (CED) Change, CBT for Psychosis and Wellbeing for Enduring Conditions so there will be opportunity for you to choose a specialism should you be the right person.

Working for our organisation

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • Foster recovery through empowerment of service users and carers by involving the service user and carer in the planning of their care establishing and maintaining consistent supportive relationships, which encourage increased self-determination and responsibility for service users and their care.
  • Offer a range of evidence based interventions and risk management approaches enabling the service user and carers to reduce and manage symptoms and high-risk behaviour.
  • Be proactive, innovative and creative in delivering care, enabling the facilitation of service user's recovery.
  • Engage service users and carers in relapse prevention and crisis/contingency plans, providing interventions that maximizes the service user's ability to resolve crisis and prevents hospitalization.
  • Facilitate early discharge from both inpatients and the CRHT Team by providing regular, formal reviews.
  • Deliver a flexible and responsive service through practice that is dictated by service users/carers needs.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with members of the multi-disciplinary team and in partnership with other agencies.
  • Deliver high quality care and provide solutions to service users with severe and enduring mental health problems.
  • Provide care within the Recovery Model of practice maintaining service users within their own environment in the community.
  • Act as an educator for service users and carers. Advise on issues of mental health so as to generate a positive approach to health and strengthen the service user's capacity to manage illness, symptoms and crisis.
  • Provide Care Coordination to a defined caseload of service users.
  • Respond swiftly to crisis, providing interventions to prevent admission or re-admission.
  • Work closely with carers.
  • Recognize racial, cultural, sexual preference and linguistic differences.
  • Ensure that record keeping/documentation reflects needs.
  • Maximize the use of resources within the team and available in the community.
  • To be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care, using evidence based tools and models of care.
  • Work within the MDT framework according to code of practice, for delivery of optimum care.
  • Ensure that care plans are reviewed and updated to take into account of the most recent information regarding service user's needs. It should reflect the views of
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    Job Details

    Community Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist

    Folkestone, Kent, Englandd Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    Pay
    £ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
    Job level
    Qualified (non-manager)
    Hours
    Full time
    Posted
    24 Nov 2021
    Type
    Permanent
    Closes
    23 Dec 2021

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