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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Senior Mental Health Practitioner

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£35,392 - £42,618 gross per annum (pro rata)

Posted Date

3 November 2023

Wedgwood House, Bury St Edmunds

Closing Date

16 November 2023

2 years post-registration practice experience required.

This role is to work across the crisis support pathway based predominantly at Wedgwood, West Suffolk Hospital.

You will work within a multidisciplinary team providing care, treatment, and assessment to patients both at base and in their own homes.

Main duties of the job
The CRHT team are very proactive and highly skilled at managing risk and supporting service users in West Suffolk who present in crisis and persons needing intensive support to avoid hospital admission.

We are - the ‘front-door’ to acute services, providing triage, assessment, intensive support, and alternative to admission hand in hand with support of families and 3rd party providers.

The staffing teams also works with service users already in hospital to ensure that they can be supported at home at the earliest opportunity to support their recovery.

CRHT delivers patient care twenty-four hours a day. Shift working is in place to ensure this service is delivered.

There is an expectation that you will have the ability to clinically lead care delivery and will be proficient in clinical care including care/discharge planning, risk assessment, admission prevention, environmental health & safety, Mental Health Act work and physical health care.

We are looking for professionals who want to be involved in assessments and home treatment for people in crisis. CRHT is an age inclusive service.

Person specification
Essential criteria

Nursing degree or equivalent, Dip OT, Clinical Psychology or equivalent
Ongoing professional development working towards degree level
Essential criteria

Able to demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of mental health practice from previous experience
Demonstrate effective risk assessment and risk management experience
Experience in delivery of clinical interventions
Experience in working in team delivering person centred treatment packages
Desirable criteria

Experience in delivering group based interventions
Experience in supporting service development
Essential criteria

Excellent communication skills
Competent assessment and care planning skills
Effective time management and workload management skills
Effective analytical and decision-making skills
Desirable criteria

Able to time manage and reflect on clinical practice
Medicine Management
Essential criteria

Knowledge of medication and the monitoring of its effects
Knowledge of psychosocial interventions
Desirable criteria

Developing knowledge of local wider systems and networks
Essential criteria

Able to travel independently

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