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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
NELFT NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services for over 4.9 million people living in the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, and across Essex and Kent.
We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.
Community Psychiatric Nurse - WFHTT
Closed for applications on: 20-Aug-2022 00:00
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 20-Aug-2022 00:00
- Goodmayes Hospital
- Tantallon House
- IG3 8XJ
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week
- £32,306 - £39,027 pa (plus HCAS) pro rata
- Salary period
- (NHS AfC: Band 6)
- Main area
- Community Mental Health
Do you want to be part of an innovative organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.
Here at NELFT, embracing a Just and Compassionate Culture is our commitment to our colleagues and to our patients that we will support and promote a culture based on fairness, respect, honesty, and trust, ensuring that we have consistent leadership behaviours and styles across the Trust. Our vision is to create an engaging place to work in partnership, where we value diverse perspectives and work in an environment in which you feel valued, supported, understood, and developed. Our professional relationships are built on a foundation of mutual respect, trust and honesty. We are committed to welcoming and making everyone feel valued here at NELFT.
We embrace continuous learning to improve patient outcomes and we provide outstanding professional development opportunities for our workforce. If you want to grow and progress your career with an organisation that values it’s people, take the first step on an exciting career journey and join us today.
The post holder will be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust’s Values in their day to day work. These are the 5P’s:
Putting people first
Being progressive, innovative and continually improve
Being professional and honest
Promoting what is possible – independence, opportunity and choice
The post holder will achieve this by showing commitment and adherence to the trust values. They should be able to reflect their professional practice and be an evidence based practitioner. The post holder will be a Registered Nurse (RN12-NMC) responsible for managing, planning
and delivering care, including being professionally and legally accountable.
A clear understanding of Home Treatment/Crisis Resolution Model of service delivery including Gate keeping and facilitating early discharges from the ward.
The main responsibilities of the post:
• To ensure that assessments and care plans reflect the psychological, emotional, social care, treatment, intervention and risk management needs appropriate to adults with acute mental health problems.
• To enable others to contribute effectively, acknowledging the nature of and context of their work, sharing and taking account of own and others’ knowledge and skills, and differences in working and professional practice
• To work closely with other disciplines to deliver joined up care.
• To take joint responsibility for teaching and assessing of student nurses and other multi-disciplinary staff who are on placement within the team.
• To actively identify a full range of needs pertaining to equality and diversity issues that may arise for service users.
Working for our organisation
As minimum criteria all staff employed by the Trust should have a basic competency for numeracy and literacy equivalent to NVQ level 2. If you are shortlisted for this post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills prior to interview. Candidates who pass the assessment will then be invited to interview.
This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).
At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.
Starting with NELFT
NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction.
High Cost Area Supplement - London
This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of £3,898 and a maximum payment of £4,967).
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
1. To be responsible for coordinating shift and prioritising own and others workload in the
day to day allocation of work.
2. To be able to provide clinical leadership to junior staff on duty, screen referrals, offer
timely response to crisis assessments and allocate work accordingly.
3. To have organisational knowledge relating to Trust protocols and procedures and adhere
to them, particularly administration of medicine, HTT protocol and lone working policy.
4. To be responsible for providing accurate records of information required by the Trust for
5. To ensure effective risk management at team level by accident/incident reporting,
assessing and controlling risk and ensuring residual risks are added to the Trust register.
6. To be able to liaise with other stake holders and work in MDT setting.
7. Build effective relationships with service users and carers.
8. To initiate and maintain communication with service users, carers, relatives, GPs, other
professionals and agencies as appropriate.
9. To work in partnership with referring agency to develop joint care plans.
10. To be responsible for communicating complex clinical information to a variety of recipients
(e.g. families and other professionals), both verbally and in writing.
11. To maintain effective consumer confidentiality, ensuring adherence to NELFT and own
Service policies, the Data Protection legislation and the Freedom of Information Act.
Please see attached job description for more detail.
We believe in bringing your authentic and best self to work, in order to provide the best care to our patients. We are committed to supporting our employees holistically. Here is a snapshot of what is on offer at NELFT:
- A long-standing and award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
- A commitment to supporting our staff achieve a work life balance, through flexible working opportunities and our efforts to support our working parents and carers. This has resulted in us being recognised as a ‘Top 10 Family Friendly Employer’ from Working Families charity
- Proactive health and wellbeing support, including access to our KeepingWell hub, staff psychological support, individual wellbeing conversations and a network of health and wellbeing ambassadors
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.
Supporting our Armed Forces
We recognise the valuable contribution that the Armed Forces community make to our organisation. We have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and achieved Gold Award under the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme. We have supportive policies, guaranteed interview schemes for veterans. reservists and military spouses, and give additional leave to our Reservists so that they can attend their annual camp.
Equal opportunities employer
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity and positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of any protected characteristic.
We are a Disability Confident employer and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with disabilities. If you require this application in another format i.e Braille or audio tape please contact the recruitment team on 0300 300 1530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Correspondence with us
You are advised to regularly check your emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) for correspondence related to this post.
In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
You start will be on the first Monday of the month unless otherwise agreed. Further details of our induction will be sent with your offer letter,
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.
- NVQ level 2 or equivalent standard of literacy and numeracy
- NMC registration
- Working with people with complex, acute mental health needs
- Providing staff supervision and appraisal to both qualified and non-professionally aligned staff
- Undertaking audits within a clinical setting
- Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating aspects of care
- To have experience in working / liaising with multi-disciplinary teams and other agencies in the provision of care
- Ability performs under pressure, quickly and effectively, making timely managerial decisions in conjunction with the Team Manager and following through available agreed care pathways.
- Ability to work independently and as part of the team
- working in home treament team
- A clear understanding of Home Treatment / Crisis Resolution Model of service deliver including gate keeping and facilitate early discharges from the ward
- The 1983 Mental Health Act and related legislation, codes of practice and guidance
- Safeguarding Children and adults
- NSF Policy Implementation Guidance relating to Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team.
- Best Practice, latest research and effective delivery process
- Excellent working knowledge of intensive care programme approach
- Medication management
- Physical Health assessment.
- An awareness of NHS Plan, NSF and clinical governance priorities
- Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
- Well-developed interpersonal skills especially when handling conflict and change.
- Ability to facilitate positive multi-disciplinary working relationships across all services areas
- Ability to resolve difficult which affects working relationships and to offer support to staff, service users and carers on an ongoing daily basis
- Ability to explore emotionally demanding aspects of the role with appropriate staff in both managerial and clinical supervision as well as in team meetings and informal work related support systems
- Ability to assume the role of senior waking night staff, which will be part of the contracted hours and will provide a 24 hour, 365 days a year service, to service users, who are experiencing a sever acute mental health crisis
- Ability to take positive risk and provide care to service Users, in the least restrictive environment
- Ability to undertake HTT triage assessment to determine appropriateness for the service and priority for service response including risk to self or others and gate keeping in-patient admissions
- Ability to maintain confidentiality where appropriate
- Understanding of and commitment to the principle of equal opportunities in service delivery
- To be flexible, supportive and if required to take on new role within NELFT appropriate to knowledge, education and skills, as required
Further details / informal visits contact
- Suhasini Jadoo
- Job title
- Team Manager
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 0300 300 1882
- Additional information
For informal enquiries please contact:
Telephone number:0300 300 1882 (option2)