South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
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A great opportunity exists with a vacancy arising for the role of Care Coordinator in the Kingston Recovery and Support Teams. We are open to applications from Occupational Therapists, Community Psychiatric Nurses or Social Workers. The service offers support to adults aged 18-75 with a range of mental health conditions.
We have vacancies currently in North Kingston RST which are both based at Acacia Unit, Tolworth Hospital.
The successful applicant will have scope to develop as a Clinician, in a multi-disciplinary team. CC's report to the Team Manager who reports to the Clinical Manager for Adult Community Services in the Borough of Kingston.
Main duties of the job
The successful applicant will be clinically responsible for a caseload of up to 30 patients. They will participate in key meetings such as Zoning, seeking to provide high-quality services strongly focused on recovery to patients. The role requires one to attend to commissioned Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for activity and quality.
We are looking for a positive, motivated and committed individual who understands the Trust's values and their role in creating a vibrant work culture. This post is open to those professionally registered with the HCPC, NMC or Social Work England. It is desirable for applicants have experience of working cases of patients within a mental health community setting.
We are also open to those who wish to develop their careers and would be happy to consider a band 5 - 6 developmental role. You would be supported by the team to complete a set of competencies and with additional trust wide support with reflective sessions and working groups to develop your skills.
We are Proud to Belong at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.
We have expert services, a rich history and a clear commitment to providing the best quality care for those with mental ill-health. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good' - we aspire to be 'outstanding'.
This is a great time to join us. We are transforming the way we care for our communities to support our mission of Making Life Better Together. We have built two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which are amongst the best in the world. More developments are planned across our sites and services.
We are inclusive and diverse and strive to be actively anti racist. We want to attract people from all backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work we do together. We are proud to co-produce and involve our local communities in all that we do.
We offer flexible working, career development and a variety ofbenefits to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.
Come and join our inclusive teams and help our patients on their recovery journey.
Working autonomously within the parameters of the role leading and supporting junior staff and wider care team to implement the delivery of quality nursing care, contributing to the physical, psychological, social, recreational and spiritual care in a recovery-focused way through therapeutic engagement and activities, and taking steps to address any issues that arise.
Leading and supporting/teaching junior staff on risk assessment and risk management that involves making decisions based on knowledge of the research evidence, knowledge of the individual service user and their social context, knowledge of the service users own experience and clinical judgment.
Advocating for service users needs and rights within Trust policy. Encouraging and empowering service users to have an optimum level of responsibility for their individual programme of care.
Escorting service users, as required, in line with Trust policies.
Demonstrating an enhanced understanding of Mental Health signs and symptoms and an understanding of how these may present in practice including recognition of impact on patient presentation and behaviour including risk factors. Supporting and teaching junior staff to develop understanding of mental health signs and symptoms and develop appropriate responses to these in practice.
Recognising and responding appropriately to challenging behaviour in line with Trust policies and training. Leading and coordinating junior staff and the wider care team in the management of difficult situations and de-escalation anddeveloping resilience and strategies to manage, including on leading staff and patient de-briefing sessions.
Experience and Knowledge
Skills and Abilities
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).