Crisis Single Point of Access Clinician
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
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As the next phase of the "Think 111 First" service, NHS England have launched a major new campaign to encourage the use of the "111, Press 2" service for mental health.
Locally, in North Central London this service will be hosted in partnership by Barnet Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust. This hub, based at St Ann's Hospital will provide a 24/7, all-age service for people who need advice and support with a mental health need.
As part of the new hub, we also have the opportunity to develop an exciting 12-month pilot service to support the Metropolitan Police with their often-difficult Section 136 decisions, and where appropriate signposting them to alternatives to the use of Section 136 across London.
This is a fabulous opportunity to be part of these new and re-designed services in NCL through supporting the expansion of the Crisis Single Point of Access offer across North Central London.
So, if you're a skilled mental health nurse or practitioner who has effective and compassionate communication skills and are committed to delivering high quality healthcare advice, then we have a fantastic opportunity for you to join our Crisis Hub in North Central London.
The roles will be supported by a robust clinical and managerial leadership structure which will encourage professional development for those seeking to expand their clinical experience.
Main duties of the job
- The post holder will be skilled in assessment, risk assessment and possess sound decision-making skills for people in mental health crisis, managing professional boundaries and knowing how to respond to escalations to enable formulations of crisis safety plans from junior colleagues.
- The post holder will be experienced in delivering a range of interventions to alleviate distress. They will be expected to work under minimal supervision, with adherence to Trust procedures and policies, and to employ value based and socially inclusive practice.
- The post holder will act as an effective role model and supervisor to junior members of the team to ensure they work to high standards.
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people. We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.
We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion; one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored. Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where you can thrive and succeed.
For more information relating to the JD and main responsibilities, please refer to the attached JD and Personal Specification.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Certificate of Sponsorship
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