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Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
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£25,681 - £33,057 pa inc
22/09/2017 23:59
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Home Treatment Team and Rapid Response Mental Health Practitioner

Band 5

The team is currently looking for experienced Mental Health Practitioners to work within the service. The service covers the geographical area of Hillingdon Borough.

The HTT/RR (Home Treatment Team and Rapid Response) service is crucial in delivering urgent crisis resolution and treatment to service users by assessing their needs and caring for them in the least restrictive environment. The service will also ensure effective gatekeeping of all service users referred to the service for admission to Hospital via the community team or Single Point of Access team.

You will be an active member of the integrated multi-disciplinary team, providing a 24 hour community based Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Service as an alternative to hospital admission. Under supervision, you will provide rapid assessment and help plan and deliver effective, evidence-based home treatment in collaboration with service users, carers and professionals from other established services. You will contribute towards a high-quality responsive service to service users and referrers by ensuring a same day crisis assessment and appropriate treatment. You will receive regular supervision and attend relevant training identified through Supervision and Appraisals process.

You will be expected to support early discharge from Assessment and Treatment wards, participate in daily and planned reviews and support the delivery of care to service users at home. You will also be involved in a Rapid Response role undertaking assessment received via Single Point of Access Team (SPA)

Applications are invited from committed and conscientious Band 5 RMNs with relevant post Registration Training and experience in mental health nursing. You will need to be able to demonstrate experience in the following areas: Experience of working in the community or other similar mental health establishment, Sound clinical assessment and report writing skills ; Experience of supervising junior staff and students ; Experience of multi- disciplinary team working ; Experience of taking charge of a shift and work well in a busy clinical environment; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to support carers and the relatives of clients under our caseload, management and leadership skills.
Candidates will be aligned to work closely with Bed Management Team and Liaison Psychiatry Team .

Our nurses work within our supportive nursing structure in developing and implementing assessments, treatments and recovery focused care for patients. You will receive ongoing support .You will also receive individual supervision as well as support in reflective practice groups

We can offer you:
• An opportunity to work on the outskirts of London with good transport links from Uxbridge to Hillingdon.
• Excellent progression through various career pathway opportunities
• Support and guidance with Revalidation
• Ongoing supervision and appraisals
• Tailored education and development programme.
• Hidden Gem and annual award ceremonies
• Excellent staff benefits: our benefit packages are amongst the best in London and include: childcare vouchers, health and wellbeing services, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme and relocation package.

All Band 5 applicants new to CNWL will receive a golden handshake, welcome incentive of up to £2500 paid across the first year.

You must hold a valid UK driving license and be a car owner for this post.

Interviews will be held on the 4th October 2017.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal visit or discussion please contact Catherine Jhuboo Team manager on 01895891058 or Roshan Padaruth Team Lead 01895891062