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CRHT Senior Practitioner - Band 6

Band 6

Main area
Nursing
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
306-BAR078-PA-A
Site
Home Treatment Team - Barnet
Town
Edgware
Salary
£37,152 - £43,994 Per Annum Inc. Outer London HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
06/12/2021 23:59
Interview date
16/12/2021
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) provides healthcare services locally, regionally and nationally. We serve a population of 1.2 million, employ more than 3,300 staff, and operate from over 20 main sites in the community. As a multiple award winning Trust we provide mental health services for young people, adults and older people, and have a full range of child and adult community health services in Enfield. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services, and mental health liaison services at Barnet Hospital and the North Middlesex University Hospital.

Job overview

Are you interested in working for an exciting proactive team? Barnet Enfield and Haringey Crisis Team is looking for 2 full-time band 6, nurse practitioner to work within the teams.

This is a diverse and challenging role that requires the development of specialist skills to deliver recovery focused interventions to adults in a mental health crisis. Our focus is to support service users to remain in their own home in order to aid their recovery during the crisis episode.

You will be a qualified Mental Health Nurse and will have worked in a multi-disciplinary team. You will need to have significant post qualification experience in mental health and preferably within crisis services.

The post requires practitioners to be confident assessors who can make clear decisions about risk management, care planning and the appropriateness of home treatment team interventions.

 

Main duties of the job

The CRHT 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. The service will operate on an outreach basis with the majority of assessments taking place in non-Hospital environments.

The post holder will contribute to the effective operation of a multi-disciplinary CRHT service. The post holder 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. The post holder will be expected to facilitate early discharge from assessment and admission wards, participate in daily and planned reviews.

Working for our organisation

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which is the lead provider of forensic mental health services; that managed the devolved New Models of care budget, it delivers MH care across some of the prisons, and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC.  We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

Person specification

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential criteria
  • Registered with NMC as RMN, or Dip SW, or registered with HCPC.
  • Mentorship qualification or equivalent.
  • Evidence of post registration training.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • At least 2 years post-registration experience at band 5 level.
  • Experience of acute inpatients and/or community areas, working with people going through a mental health crisis.

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

Essential criteria
  • Able to communicate effectively within a multi-professional team.
  • Experience of risk assessment/management in an acute and/or community setting.
Desirable criteria
  • Specific clinical skills applicable in an acute community setting e.g. brief herapy, cognitive therapy, and anxiety management.

OTHER REQUIRMENTS

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work flexibly according to client/service needs.
  • Service user/carer centred approach.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work effectively in the community.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Name
Mitasha Borhara
Job title
Barnet CRHT Team Manager
Email address
mitasha.borhara@nhs.net
Telephone number
0208 702 5017
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