Community Mental Health Practitioner

Ramsgate, Kent, England
CT11 0RW
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
12 May 2022
Closes
10 Jun 2022

Job Description

Job overview

There is an exciting opportunity for a permanent post for a Band 6 RMN or Occupational Therapist to join the team - covering the Thanet, Dover and Deal area. The Band 6 Community Mental Health Practitioner will need relevant experience, and be motivated to work within and contribute to the continued development of this exciting service. Experience of working with the older client group where a differential diagnosis may be indicated as opposed to first episode of psychosis would be beneficial however not essential.

Main duties of the job

Its a great time to be join the Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Service as we have been awarded Mental Health funding to expand the service. This will enable us to increase the interventions provided and enable us to improve awareness of first episode of psychosis across the county leading to early referral and treatment to EIP

The Early Intervention Services is a community service that provides assessments and NICE concordant interventions for people aged 14-65 years who present with suspected first episode of psychosis across Kent and Medway.

Care Coordinators have capped caseloads to allow for innovative and focused interventions in partnership with service users, families and carers promoting recovery, social inclusion and well-being.

Experience of working directly with people with psychosis is essential. Applicants need to be able to work flexibly, creatively and be responsive to the needs of this client group and their carers.

The Access and Waiting Time standards ensure that people are offered NICE concordant Interventions early in their Apply service aims to work alongside individuals and their families by adopting strength and recovery based approach which maximises self-determination, and empowerment. There is a high level of individual and family work, as well as various group work activities including linking in with many partner organisations and professionals with an increasing emphasis on co production.

Working for our organisation

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible nurse to join our established team of staff, ensuring our patients are offered holistic care and support, which encompasses their physical and mental health needs.

You will need to

- Have a strong desire to support us to develop this service in a rapidly changing climate

- Have an interest in supporting the physical health of people

- Be willing to work in a challenging environment

- Be willing to engage in audit and evaluation

- Be part of a team wishing to always improve the user experience of mental health services

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
We provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary services and work closely with local specialist mental health teams, Children and Young Persons Mental Health Services, tertiary service providers, primary care, local statutory and non-statutory agencies, service users and carers and educational establishments. The EIP Service forms part of the Community Recovery Care Group Directorate.

Person specificationQualificationsEssential criteria
  • Registered RMN/OT/Social Worker

Desirable criteria
  • Appropriate practice assessor/educator qualification


ExperienceEssential criteria
  • Minimum 2 years post registration experience
  • Experience and skills in clinical assessment
  • Experience working with service users with broad spectrum of complex mental health needs

Desirable criteria
  • Experience of workign with service users experiencing psychosis within a community setting
  • Experience working with older client group.


KnowledgeEssential criteria
  • Current governement guidelines of provision of EIP services
  • Recovery Model

Desirable criteria
  • knowledge of research and key issues affecting the development of EIP services


PLEASE NOTE: If role is patient-facing, candidates will be required to meet any government requirements for Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of deployment to be appointed. A full course of the Covid-19 vaccination (or where applicable a valid exemption) may be required to be evidenced prior to receiving an unconditional job offer.

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 o

Ref: 415144032

Job Details

Community Mental Health Practitioner

Ramsgate, 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
12 May 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
10 Jun 2022

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