Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
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Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you caring and compassionate & want to make a difference by delivering mental health care & treatment to people in their community? Are you a registered MH nurse, Social worker or OT?
If this is, you then the enhanced team west in Barnsley wants you to come & join us.
We are a multidisciplinary team who have a strong ethos of supporting each out and strive to provide high quality face to face care in peoples home which is vital to keeping people well and out of hospital.
The Enhanced team are keen for new staff to share the rewarding experience of working as a care coordinator. We would really welcome you. Come work with us!
We offer flexible working hours, we are family friendly & all staff have agile working equipment. We are open 365 days a year & pride ourselves on excellent team working.
If you would like to trial working in the team and are already on the trust bank, please contact Shani Robinson (team manager) for more information.
All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will manage a caseload of around 25 people, they will be responsible for arranging care, liaison with other professionals and agencies, manage and review care plans and risk assessments ensuring these are done collaboratively in a recovery focused manner utilising the flexible assertive community treatment model.
They will also ensure CPA reviews are completed in a timely manner and to a high standard and are inclusive, keeping the person and their carers in the centre of all we do.
They will work as a shift coordinator on a rota system which will require them to delegate and prioritise work, oversee and facilitate the daily morning meetings, managing the team diary and carry out any urgent visits.
The successful candidate will be an efficient organiser, managing their workload and be flexible to meet the needs of service. They will manage their own requirements for supervision in line with their professional registration.
We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.
Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.
We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.
Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.
Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.
We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.
Has continuing responsibility for the provision of skilled interventions to people with mental health problems in the community. Works within a multi-disciplinary team as a member of a
Key Result Areas:
Management of own caseload in line with C.P.A. procedures and risk management protocols.
Provision of leadership to the Enhanced Team in respect of psycho-social interventions to people and their carers in line with national and local practice standards e.g. NICE
- Supervision and support of other team members.
- Participation in service development and clinical governance structures.
1. Assesses needs and identifies problems relevant to the care of people referred.
- Devises a plan of care in partnership with the person and carers.
- Implements the planned programme of care to ensure a high standard is achieved.
- Reviews the effectiveness of the care provided and where appropriate initiates any action.
- Advises and supports the person and carers to promote health and well-being and to prevent illness.
- Recognises situations that may be detrimental to the health and well-being of the person and initiates action that may be required.
- Establishes and maintains satisfactory communication with all agencies involved in the persons care in both hospital and community.
- Functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Management of enquiries and direct referrals of people in accordance with Enhanced team operational Policy and participates in the team duty rota.
- Maintain professional registration and demonstrate commitment to statutory codes of practice and continued professional development requirements.
- Responsible for acting up in the absence of the team leader
1. Maintains accurate patient care records in accordance with professional codes of conduct and trust procedures and ensures records are made available when required by the appropriate agency.
2. Participates in the formulation of policies at unit level.
3. Maintains accurate mileage records.
4. Manages caseload with due economy of cost and time.
5. Ensures safe carriage, storage and administration of drugs prescribed (registered nurses only).
6. Responsible for the ordering of stock with due economy.
7. Produces monthly statistics in line with trust directives.
8. Keeps the Management Team and colleagues informed of developments relevant to the area of responsibility.
1. Supervises students and trainees on placement.
- Assists in the teaching and in-service training of staff.
- Is conversant with current trends in clinical practice.
- Participates and accepts delegated responsibility in research and clinical audit as required.
- Attends courses or training sessions relevant to the updating of knowledge and experience.
1. Promotes an understanding of mental health and well being.
- Ensures health and safety regulations are observed.
- Attends mandatory training sessions as directed by the Trust.
- Participates in the values based induction and the annual appraisal process.
- Attends team meetings.
- Supports the Trusts commitment to a healthy work-life balance.
The Trust is committed to ensuring the highest standards of care and treatment and expects that all staff treat people e.g, service users, their carers, relatives, friends, colleagues, visitors etc, with dignity and respectat all time. The post holder must all time act in accordance with the Trusts Values:
Honest, open, transparent
Person first and in the centre
Improve and be outstanding
Relevant today, ready for tomorrow
Families and carers matter
Report any concerns regarding the safety or wellbeing of children, adults service users, members of their families etc, in accordance with Trust Policy.
Prevent and respond appropriately to abuse and understand own role in this by undertaking Safeguarding training.
Trust policies and commitments to be read in line with the relevant Trust Policy:
All staff employed by the Trust must comply with the Trusts policies and procedures, undertake appropriate training required for their role and commit to:
ensure they are aware of the Whistleblowing Policy and how they raise concerns;
maintain confidentiality, in line with the Trusts Confidentiality Policy and Code of Conduct;
understand their personal responsibilities with regards to data quality for any information which they create, use or process in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Trust Data Protection Policy;
comply with the provisions of The Trusts Health and Safety Policy and Protocol. Ensuring their own safety and that of colleagues, service users and visitors. Know the action to be taken in the event of a fire and must undertake fire training annually;
receive supervision in line with the Trusts Supervision Policy and an annual Appraisal in line with the Trusts Appraisal Policy, during which mandatory, role specific and personal development needs should be identified and agreed;
understand their responsibilities under the Trusts Equal Opportunities in Employment Policy and ensure that they adhere to the provisions of the policy;
recognise, respect and support the equality diversity of staff, colleagues, service users, carers and the public. Contribute to a working environment which promotes and responds positively to difference and diversity;
ensure they carry out their duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 years, as issued under Section 11 of The Children Act 2004, by being familiar with and adhering to Trust safeguarding policies and participatingin relevanttraining;
comply with their professional responsibilities to develop their practice and deliver care through a Clinical Governance framework (i.e. CPD, Audit, Supervision);
demonstrate, through practice and practical understanding, the importance of the continual development of individual, team and service wide quality improvement;
abide by relevant codes of professional practice, with the organisation taking action when codes of conduct are breached;
work flexibly to meet the needs of the service/organisation, whilst working within a culture of progressive employment practices and commitment to the Investors in People (IiP) Standards.
adhere to the Trusts smoke free policies, which prohibits smoking anywhere on Trust grounds;
being socially responsible by complying with measures that support the Trust in reducing or offsetting our environmental impact;
Identify and report risks, hazards, incidents, accidents and near misses promply;
In addition to the Trusts own responsibilities under the Health and Social Care Act 2008, Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance, for your safety, ALL staff (and contractors) are responsible for ensuring their work adheres to this Code in the delivery of safe patient care.
This job description is an outline of the main duties of the post. The postholder will be required to undertake other duties commensurate with the band as directed. The content of this post will be reviewed in consultation with the postholder when necessary and in line with the service developments.
For full details of the role please see the supporting documents attached.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).