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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/06/2022.

Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 470-21-480-JM

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Home Treatment Team
Newport, Isle of Wight
Band 6

We’re thrilled that you are thinking of joining us.

Why wouldn’t you choose the Isle of Wight NHS Trust?

We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users. Every day brings a fresh challenge to our staff and being part of our island gives you the opportunity to work as one cohesive team.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities The island offers our visitors and residents an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year round events, festivals and award-winning attractions..

Our top priority in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is to protect our patients, our staff and our community.

Where possible, interviews are currently being conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams.

Until further notice, all patients and visitors to Isle of Wight Trust sites will be required to wear a face covering.

At the IOW NHS Trust we are committed to putting the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleague and therefore we would recommend that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 and that you understand that we are treating COVID-19 positive patients within our services.

Following a recent CQC inspection and subsequent GOOD rating this is an exciting time to be joining the IOW NHS Trust.

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen in the Isle of Wight Home Treatment Team for a Registered Nurse, qualified Social Worker or registered Occupational Therapist with experience of working with people with acute mental health needs.

We are a friendly professional team based in Newport, Isle of Wight.

The successful candidate will join a caring and compassionate team who work in a flexible and adaptable manner, you will therefore also need to be flexible and adaptable in line with the changing mental health service and be prepared to work your allocated hours over 7 days a week in a mix of shifts varying from 9am - 5pm and 2pm -10pm.

The role involves a variety of exciting and challenging clinical responsibilities to best manage the care needs of people who may be subject to CPA, have complex needs, as well as supporting their carers / families. You will be required to have strong communication skills and to demonstrate a desire and ability to meet service demands.

You will be required to assess people at the point of referral into the service and compile a risk assessment and care plan with the involvement of the patient and carer / family. You will be part of the team responsible for overseeing the care and treatment delivery as agreed as well as transferring and signposting people to the most appropriate service following the team’s intervention and support.

Registered nurses will be required to assist with and administer medication.

You must be able to demonstrate; excellent clinical skills, being able to work under pressure, work collaboratively with MDT colleagues and supporting service users who present with high levels of acuity and risk. We hold daily MDT meetings, regular reflective practice sessions and case formulations.

In return you will be working closely with existing current team members in identifying best use of resources in a needs-led service, utilising patient focused evidence-based interventions and be a part of the evolution of the service. Your ideas to develop the service and improve the service we deliver is key to how the service operates.

We offer a supportive, fun working environment, we have a robust supervision policy in-situ, there is access to training opportunities to assist you to realise your potential and achieve a greater degree of job satisfaction, as well as the usual NHS discounts, pension, salary and annual leave entitlement.

Important information

  • There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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  • Employment at Isle of Wight NHS Trust is offered subject to a successful Probationary Period.

  • In submitting an application form, you authorise Isle of Wight NHS Trust to:

1) Confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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3) Use recruitment information provided for the purpose of checking your Professional Registration online (where applicable) or essential qualifications as required

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) By submitting your application, you accept IOW NHS Trust will use and hold your personal data for the intended purpose and in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Equality Statement We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all our employees as well as maintaining a workforce that reflects our local communities we serve.

In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can be made as required.

The NHS and primary care define flexible working as "an arrangement which supports an individual to have greater choice in when... where and how they work" - flexible working arrangements are supported and can be discussed in relation to any advertised role.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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

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