Mental Health Practitioner

The closing date is 20th Mar 2024
Anticipated Interview date(s) 18th March 2024 

Job summary

We're looking for a member of staff to join our integrated Multidisciplinary Mental Health Team in Portsmouth City providing a service to people with severe and enduring mental illness.

We effectively co-ordinate the care of a complex caseload of service users with severe and enduring mental illness and to act as a Lead Professional for Service Users with complex needs ensuring full implementation of the CPOC.


 

Main duties, tasks & skills required

To provide recovery focussed therapeutic interventions in line with the agreed care plan and risk assessment.

To assess risk, develop risk management plans, review, and adjust in line with the service user's needs.

To work in collaboration with service users as experts in their own care, promoting the principles of recovery, choice and personalisation, which value and empower the service user.

To work as a member of the integrated Multidisciplinary Mental Health Team in Portsmouth City providing a service to people with severe and enduring mental illness.

To effectively co-ordinate the care of a complex caseload of service users with severe and enduring mental illness and to act as a Care Coordinator for Service Users with complex needs ensuring full implementation of the Care Programme Approach Policy

About us

At Solent, our teams mirror the communities we serve. The Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan fosters authenticity, ensuring every Solent NHS Trust member feels visible, validated, and valued.

The Annual Staff survey positions us among top-performing Community and Mental Health trusts in 3 of 9 themes:

  • Compassion and inclusivity
  • Each voice matters
  • Staff Engagement

Our commitment to enhancing diversity, inclusion, and belonging fosters a strong sense of uniqueness, celebrated among colleagues, contributing to excellent patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from underrepresented communities, offering an informal chat for those uncertain about job fit. Our revamped recruitment process prioritizes inclusivity, aligned with Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interviews.

Join our 7 staff networks:

DisAbility

LGBTQ+Allies

Carers

50+

Multi Faith

Black, Asian, and minority ethnic

Veterans

Solent supports flexible working, providing a carer's passport. Our award-winning Health and Wellbeing service, including Employment Disability, Neurodivergent, and Menopause support, makes Solent NHS an inclusive workplace.

We promote staff vaccination as the primary defense against Flu and Covid-19. Join us in contributing to outstanding patient outcomes in a diverse and inclusive environment.

Job description

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description* 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential

RMN must be live with professional body NMC registered to diploma level

Breakaway techniques

Desirable

Training in psychosocial interventions, Mentorship

Phlebotomy training

Experience

Essential

MDT working with acute/severe mental illness

Working with people who use substances

Desirable

Audit and research

Previous Working in clozapine clinic

Teaching

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 Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

For help with your application, contact: 

Dawn Thisby 

Dawn.thisby@solent.nhs.uk 

03001233921 

Pay scheme

Agenda for Change 

Band

Band 6 

Salary

£35392.00  to £42618.00 Yearly

Contract

Permanent 

Working pattern

Full-Time, Flexible Working 

Reference number

449-Team2-1368 

Job locations

St Mary's Community Health Campus 
Milton Road 
Portsmouth 
Hampshire 
PO3 6AD 

Attachments

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