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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/01/2020.

Nurse Practitioner - Merton HTT (Band 6)

Job Reference: 294-AAUC-0345

Employer:
South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
Department:
H.T.T. Merton
Location:
Springfield University Hospital, London
Salary:
£30,401 - £37,267 pa plus HCAS

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including specialised services such as national deaf adults and CAMHS inpatients and OCD.

We are committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’ however we aim to be ‘outstanding’.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values; being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open is at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is "making life better together".

When you join us, you’ll be part of something special – an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.

As a Trust we are happy to talk flexible working.


Merton Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (MCRHTT) - Job Advert

Band 6: Nurse Practitioner - Merton Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team.

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Merton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including high secure services, at Springfield Hospital.

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values; being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open is at the heart of everything we do. When you join us, you’ll be part of something special – an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.

About the team:

Merton Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team is a multidisciplinary, community based mental health team that aims to provide a safe and effective home based assessment and treatment service as an alternative to in-patient admission. Merton CRHTT is the only HTAS accredited team in South West London and St George’s Trust and prides itself on achieving and maintaining these high standards. They can facilitate early discharge from the ward in the least disruptive and restrictive environment. It works in conjunction with, and is integrated with, other local service elements. The workload is team-based and team members do not carry a specific caseload.

The Team is available to provide care and intervention 24 hours per day, 365 days of the year for people who are experiencing a mental health crisis of a nature or degree that would require admission in the absence of the Merton Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team. The Service is available to Adults both Male and Female from 18 years old and upwards addressing an array of mental health difficulties and crisis Intervention.

The response will include assessments at A&E, Sec 136 suite, home visits according to the night. Staff will undertake rapid assessments, refer and signpost to other services. The Out of Hours activity will be coordinated through the Acute Coordination Centre. Merton Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team offer an alternate to acute psychiatric admission and the team acts as ‘Gatekeepers’ to the acute ward. The team works closely with the Trusts in patient’s wards. The Merton Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team helps to facilitate early discharge and provides discharge support to clients in Merton and able to signpost clients to alternative services.

About the Role:

We are currently looking for a full time Nurse Practitioner Band 6, who is motivated and committed to a be part of a high quality service working alongside, professionals, carers and service users to be committed to a high quality standard for patient care.

The post holder will be based at The Wilson Hospital in Mitcham (although currently remain based at Springfield University Hospital) and work across the borough of Merton. There is an expectation that the post holder is able to work shifts, including night duties. The candidate will be part of the multi-disciplinary team, working mostly independently. You must be able to have good communication, be organised and possess good time management skills. A car driver/owner is essential. We are committed to continuous professional development and you will receive regular supervision to adapt to the needs of the service and to working towards PADR indicators. We are committed to delivering exemplary service and have a strong culture of training and education.

Key areas of responsibilities:-

  • engaging clients in crisis
  • participating in rapid assessments at home and in A&E departments
  • co-ordinating effective gate keeping assessments when needed
  • providing a range of bio/psycho/social interventions for service users and carers
  • planning for robust and sustainable discharge and aftercare
  • involving clients in planning and evaluating care given
  • working as part of the team to achieve the best possible care for clients

About the location:

Merton Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team is currently based at Springfield University Hospital but there is an imminent move to The Wilson Hospital, Cranmer Rd, London CR4 4LD. The nearest train station is Mitcham Junction station.

Benefits:

We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:

  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month. (However working in The Wilson Hospital, Mitcham, parking is free).
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:

  • Eye examinations
  • Looking



At South West London St Georges Mental Health Trust we are committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident Employer, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and people of all protected characteristics. We are Members of Stonewall Diversity Champions and also a member of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion.

As part of the Trust's commitment to Equalities and Diversity, the Trust supports the establishment of Staff Networks groups to promote diversity in the workplace:

  • BME (Evolve) Staff Network
  • Christian Staff Network
  • Disability Staff Network
  • Deaf Staff Network
  • Mental Health Staff Forum
  • Women's Staff Network
  • LGBTQAI+ Staff Network

We provide reasonable adjustments to the interview process for any candidates with a disability.

Please note:

  • That the closing date listed is a guide only and that the vacancy may close earlier should sufficient number of applicants have been received. We advise that you submit your application as early as possible
  • That once you have submitted your application you agree to your application being transferred to a 3rd party e-recruitment system
  • That should you not have heard from us within three weeks from the closing date your application has not successful.
  • That priority consideration for applications may be given to at-risk NHS employees
  • That should you be successful and appointed, you authorise South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust to confirm your previous NHS service via an Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process
  • That your employment is offered subject to successful completion of a 3 or 6 months Probationary Period depending on your Band
  • That we are a smoke-free Trust

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.


UK Registration

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



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