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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

NHS Professionals - Fl
Competitive salary
Closing date
2 Aug 2021
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Job Details

We currently have some exciting vacancies within the Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust which will allow the successful candidates to gain regular shifts and valuable experience within a unique environment. The Trust is recruiting for experienced Mental Health Nurses to provide support to the community services.

We require a highly skilled professional practitioner to work in our Home Treatment Team (HTT) to take responsibility for the assessment and implementation of intensive care and treatment in the home of people with mental health problems aged 75 or over, as well as people with dementia of any age. In addition to their HTT work, HTT staff also carry small CMHT (Community mental Health Team) caseload in addition to general duty cover for the team (on a rota basis).

The post holder is responsible for managing his/her own caseload, working collaboratively with other disciplines from both statutory and voluntary sectors.

Locations covered: Hillcroft House

Length of Placement:Starting ASAP on an ongoing basis

Shift Pattern:Team covers 9:00 until 19:00 weekdays and 09:00 until 15:00 Saturday and Sunday

Weekday Shifts 09:00 until 17:00 and 11:00 until 19:00 approximately one weekend in four 09:00 until 15:00 (Sat and Sun)

Band 6:
  • Day Rate - £19.38 per hour
  • Night/Sat Rate - £25.19 per hour
  • Sun/Bank Holiday Rate - £31.00 per hour

Clinical Responsibilities
  • - To undertake initial, comprehensive assessments in a range of settings including patient's own home, taking into account the person's physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.
  • - To develop an agreed care plan with the service user and where appropriate include the view of the families and carers.
  • - To initiate and carry out the agreed care plan.
  • - Be able to identify and select from a range of health, social and voluntary agencies which could assist and improve the care of individuals and their families.
  • - To monitor and evaluate the agreed care plan, making adjustments as appropriate in collaboration with the wider team by reporting in review or at CPA meetings.
  • -To manage and be responsible for an identified caseload of patients.
  • - To respond to an acute psychiatric problem and be able to take new referrals.
  • - To have knowledge of a variety of therapeutic interventions e.g. short term problem solving, crisis intervention and basic CBT techniques.
  • - To develop and maintain effective liaison and communication with members of the Primary Care Team, Unitary Authority, Voluntary Organisations on matters relating to patient care.
  • - To provide consultation and advice on issues relating to the care of older people with mental health problems to others within the wider care community such as Residential Homes, Sheltered Housing, Day Centres etc.
  • - To act as a source of expert advice to others and be able to signpost.
  • - To maintain accurate clinical documentation as per guidance.
  • - To ensure that the Trust policies, especially in relation to CPA and Risk Assessment are adhered to.

  • RiO
  • CPA
  • Must be a car driver and have a valid driving licence

In return for your hard work and your professional, caring and reliable service you will have access to the following benefits:
  • Competitive, weekly pay
  • Access to the NHSP Stakeholder Pension
  • Paid annual leave and statutory maternity pay
  • Training and development opportunities

Please note that you will be contacted via email throughout the recruitment process, so we urge you to ensure your email address submitted is accurate and checked regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Registration with NHS Professionals is subject to employment history and reference checking and offers of registration are therefore conditional upon the receipt of satisfactory references.

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Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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