Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity is available to join the North Yorkshire and York Perinatal Mental Health Team in Scarborough, Whitby & Malton. Registered Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, & Social Workers.
We are a specialist service that strives to deliver excellent standards of care to expectant and new mothers with severe and complex mental health problems. We are looking for a highly motivated mental health practitioners with an interest in perinatal mental health, however further specialist training and supervision will be provided to the successful candidates. An ability to work flexibly and independently around the needs of our families is a priority.
We are seeking those with experience of assessment and safety management of service users within the community, this includes excellent communication skills with a detailed knowledge of safeguarding procedures. You will also have knowledge of interventions, including psychological interventions to support our mothers, babies and families. Our clinical team includes Psychiatry, psychology, advanced nurse practitioners, operational manager, Nursing, occupational therapy, Nursery Nurse and Peer support workers.
The post holder will support the clinical leadership in the development of the service to meet the perinatal ambitions within the NHS Long Term Plan over the coming years.
Main duties of the job
Promotes and maintains safety, privacy and dignity of all patients.
Acts, wherever applicable, in accordance with the Mental Health Act and associated policies and procedures. Responsible for recognising the potential for or signs of patient harm, abuse or neglect, including poor clinical practice, reporting all such concerns and taking all reasonable steps to protect the patient.
Responsible for ensuring the highest professional standards and attitudes at all times.
Provides clinical advice on complex issues to other members of the clinical team and staff from other agencies.
Undertakes risk assessments in accordance with the Trust's Clinical Risk Assessment and Management Policy.
Where professionally appropriate may be responsible for the safe transport and administration of medicines in accordance with Trust policy.
Supports individual patients and their families/carers in the community.
Responsible for decision making and coordination in a crisis situation.
Demonstrates safe breakaway techniques in the management of violence and aggression as required.
Attends Mental Health Act tribunals & child safety Meetings
Participates in the duty rota as required.
We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.
From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.
We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.
We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.
We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.
Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
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