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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/10/2020.

Community Mental Health Practitioner (Nurse/ OT) - Band 5

Job Reference: 327-19-354

Employer:
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Lexham Lodge
Location:
Cheltenham
Salary:
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.


Job Title – Community Mental Health Practitioner – Band 5

Location – Lexham Lodge, Cheltenham

Salary – £24,907 - £30,615

Hours per week – 37.5

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

The Trustrated ‘Good’ in our recent CQC report, and winners at the Gloucestershire Health and Social Care Award’s ‘Mental Health Team of the Year 2016’, has a number of opportunities for Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapist to join the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team based in Cheltenham.

In response to the Crisis Concordat the Trust has pledged to ensure that systems of care and support are in place so that people suffering a mental health condition who are in crisis because of it are kept safe. To ensure we are able to meet the needs of these service users we have developed a new service, called the Mental Health Acute Response Service (MHARS). The service will have greater resource and capacity to address gaps in the urgent care pathway that have been identified from a review of the current service. We are aiming to develop a fully inclusive service that will act as the single point of access and triage to a whole systems care pathway.

The Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams are an integral part of MHARS providing triage and assessment providing home treatment, gate keeping of hospital beds and providing telephone support to those individuals that are suffering with psychological, emotional and mental health distress. We are an open access service working with the those aged 11 to end of life whom are suffering with a functional illness.

We are now seeking highly motivated and committed band 5 nurses and Occupational Therapists to join us in providing this service and complement our current team of professionals, assisting with the day to day running of the service and ensuring you are professionally accountable and responsible for service users’ care. As the ideal candidate for this post you would be an RMN qualified nurse or HCPC registered occupational therapist looking for a new challenge and seeking an opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives. We’re looking for candidates with excellent communication skills and a passion for helping those experiencing a mental health crisis. You will have the ability to build relationships with key partner agencies and help us to integrate more effectively with other services, as well as thriving on working in a high pressure situation.

The service operates 7 days a week 24 hour per day for our patients 7 days a week, so we are looking for flexible people who would like to work on this rewarding service to cover shifts throughout the week at varying times of the day. We have a mixed economy shift pattern where 12 hr shifts are available.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

If you are interested in applying for the post and would like to find out further information about this opportunity please contact Julie Pitman Team Manager Cheltenham, Tewksbury and North Cotswolds Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team 01242 634030

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘ Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.

 




Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

Applicants should note that all appointments to GHCNHSFT are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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