Community Mental Health Practitioner

Sevenoaks, Kent, England
TN15 0AB
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust £ 25.655 - 31.534 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 25.655 - 31.534 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
24 Nov 2021
Closes
23 Dec 2021

Job Description

Job overview

This is a great opportunity for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist or Nurse to develop their skills and knowledge through working in a community setting.

Southwest Kent CMHSOP specialises in the care and treatment of people over the age of 65 years who experience mental health problems and the care and treatment of people of any age who have dementia, or who have been referred for memory assessment.

We work closely with individuals and their carers and family to provide support that aids recovery or that optimises mental wellbeing.

We use a range of assessment tools to identify risks and needs and work collaboratively to develop person centred care plans to support patients.

We provide supervision and appraisal and encourage our staff to develop their knowledge and skills through both internal and external training.

Main duties of the job

Carry out initial assessments for patients who have been referred to the team.

Manage a caseload of non complex patients which involves working collaboratively to develop person centred care plans, identify risks and finding ways to reduce and manage risks. Visiting patients in their homes to monitor care and treatment.

Participating in multi-professional meetings, complex case discussions and team meetings.

Supporting carers and signposting to other agencies to provide additional support.

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
Manage a caseload of patients.

Carry out a range of assessments to identify risk and needs.

Work collaboratively with patient and their carers.

Participate in initial assessment clinics

Participate in complex case discussions, multi-professional meetings and team meeting

Person specificationQualificationsEssential criteria
  • Degree in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent Allied Health degree
  • Qualification

Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working with older people
  • Work experience


Knowledge of mental health in old ageEssential criteria
  • Knowledge of mental health issues that affect the older person


KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme
Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change
On appointment to NHS27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service33 days full time or pro rata if part time

Plus bank holidays that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!

Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.
Recommend a friend campaign
If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,
Flexible working
Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.
Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave
Dependant on length of NHS service
Other paid/unpaid leave
This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.

Non paid leave for career breaks
Staff Support
KMPT offer a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.
NHS discounts and shopping vouchers
Staff can sign up to Red Guava, PS disco

Ref: 362871622

Job Details

Community Mental Health Practitioner

Sevenoaks, Kent, Englandd Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 25.655 - 31.534 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
24 Nov 2021
Type
Permanent
Closes
23 Dec 2021

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