The post holder will be required to provide effective and timely care within a multidisciplinary team setting for Older People who present with functional and/or organic mental health problems.
The post holder will act as care coordinator for a delegated case load of patients and provide a high standard of assessment and intervention to the patients and their carers within the OPCMHT who are presenting with functional and organic mental health problems.
Main duties of the job
- To act as CPA coordinator, taking responsibility for initiating planning and review of care plans under the enhanced CPA.
- To be responsible for implementing sound clinical skills in mental health practise, including CPA, care co-ordination, risk assessments and crisis intervention.
- Be responsible and accountable for the management of own caseload as directed by the OPCMHT manager and as defined by the Care Programme Approach and other government and local directives.
- To complete clinical risk assessments and accurately record and report any key issues.
- To develop care plans in collaboration with the patient, carer, and other relevant person/agency.
- To provide skilled assessments of patients emotional and psychological needs based upon the understanding, interpretation and integration of data given by the patient and other sources.
- To conduct ongoing assessments of the impact of prescribed psychotropic medication on individual patients both in terms of therapeutic and untoward side effects.
- Maintain contact with service users on their caseload during periods of admission, including attendance at MDT meetings. To take lead in the planning and implementation of the client’s re-integration back into the community.
Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of million provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. 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.
We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion; one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where youcan thrive and succeed.
21 April 2023
Agenda for change
£38,762 to £45,765 a year Per annum pro rata, inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Chase Farm Hospital
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Qualifications and Training
- Dip/BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing, or occupational Therapy
- Evidence of further post-registration education and training
- Further training within the specialist area of Mental Health for the Older Person.
- Post registration experience as a Band 5 Mental Health nurse/OT preferably in a mental health setting.
- Experience of working in a community mental health setting.
Knowledge and Skills
- Ability to care co-ordinate within CPA
- Safeguarding Adult Processes
Certificate of Sponsorship
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).