Assistant Practitioner (Mental Health) - Complex Health Hub

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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Job summary

The Complex Health Hub consists of 6 specialties, mental health, substance misuse, safeguarding, dementia support, mental capacity and learning disability and autism.

The purpose of the hub is to bring the 6 specialties together to support the hospital to improve the care, treatment, and outcomes for individuals with complex needs. Working in a multi-disciplinary way enables our staff to discuss ideas, concerns, and complex cases with each other to identify and implement the appropriate intervention, increasing the likelihood of the best outcome for the patient being achieved.

You will sit within the mental health specialty of the hub. This new and exciting opportunity will see the successful candidate support the Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist to provide targeted, child and family centred interventions to children with an identified mental health need and their families/ caregivers.

The service will initially operate Monday-Friday 07:30-1800, however there is scope for the service to expand and due to the remit of the service weekend working will at times be required.

Full time and part time hours available.

Interview date:18th July 2022

Main duties of the job

As post holder, you will:

  • Deliver targeted and therapeutic interventions to children with a mental, neurodevelopmental or eating disorder. as required within set protocols and within the scope of the Assistant Practitioner remit.
  • Carry out patient mental state and risk reviews under remote supervision and after appropriate delegation from the Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Plan and deliver high standards of individualised person-centred care in accordance with Trust policies and best practice guidance.
  • Liaise and work with external organisations as required promoting partnership working to ensure holistic care is provided.
  • Under the delegation of the Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist to undertake interventions as generally agreed to be appropriate for the role and for which competency has been assessed e.g. crisis management, mindfulness and grounding and emotional stabilisation.
  • Support the Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist to deliver training or deliver training independently where asked to do so.
  • Support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Dedication, Integrity and Excellence.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Date posted

01 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£22,549 to £24,882 a year per annum (pro rata)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

234-21-C3286-A

Job locations

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Norwich

NR4 7UY


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Deliver targeted and therapeutic interventions to patients with a with children with a mental, neurodevelopmental or eating disorder. as required within set protocols and within the scope of the Assistant Practitioner remit.
  • Perform patient mental state and risk reviews under remote supervision and after appropriate delegation from the Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Plan and deliver high standards of individualised person-centred care in accordance with Trust policies and best practice guidance.
  • To communicate effectively at all times within the team, with other health care professionals and with the patient, family, carers and all visitors.
  • Liaise and work with external organisations as required promoting partnership working to ensure holistic care is provided.

Please see Job Description for full details of job specification and main responsibilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Deliver targeted and therapeutic interventions to patients with a with children with a mental, neurodevelopmental or eating disorder. as required within set protocols and within the scope of the Assistant Practitioner remit.
  • Perform patient mental state and risk reviews under remote supervision and after appropriate delegation from the Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Plan and deliver high standards of individualised person-centred care in accordance with Trust policies and best practice guidance.
  • To communicate effectively at all times within the team, with other health care professionals and with the patient, family, carers and all visitors.
  • Liaise and work with external organisations as required promoting partnership working to ensure holistic care is provided.

Please see Job Description for full details of job specification and main responsibilities.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Foundation degree in Health Studies (Science) or academic equivalent; e.g. Diploma in Higher Education

Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience of working with children with a mental health need
  • Experience in providing targeted, specialist and therapeutic interventions to individuals with complex mental health needs
  • Experience in creating and reviewing risk assessments and care plans for individuals with complex mental health needs, escalating where required

Skills

Essential

  • Has a good understanding of common mental disorders and the appropriate treatment pathways
  • Understanding of and adherence to boundaries of practice and professional conduct

Aptitude

Essential

  • Ability to relate well with patients/clients/relatives/visitors and colleagues within the multi-disciplinary team
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Foundation degree in Health Studies (Science) or academic equivalent; e.g. Diploma in Higher Education

Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience of working with children with a mental health need
  • Experience in providing targeted, specialist and therapeutic interventions to individuals with complex mental health needs
  • Experience in creating and reviewing risk assessments and care plans for individuals with complex mental health needs, escalating where required

Skills

Essential

  • Has a good understanding of common mental disorders and the appropriate treatment pathways
  • Understanding of and adherence to boundaries of practice and professional conduct

Aptitude

Essential

  • Ability to relate well with patients/clients/relatives/visitors and colleagues within the multi-disciplinary team
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Address

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Norwich

NR4 7UY


Employer's website

https://teamnnuh.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Address

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Norwich

NR4 7UY


Employer's website

https://teamnnuh.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Kieron Loane

kieron.loane@nnuh.nhs.uk

01603647938

Date posted

01 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£22,549 to £24,882 a year per annum (pro rata)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

234-21-C3286-A

Job locations

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Norwich

NR4 7UY


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