Physical Healthcare Practitioner
This is a new permanent role created to help us deliver our plans to transform our community mental health services, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The transformation of our community mental health services will lead to truly integrated health and social care for adults in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey who have serious mental illness.
Our transformation plans are supported by £25m in funding and will mean the roll-out over the next three years of multi-disciplinary teams of experts working within the new Primary Care Networks and offering wraparound, holistic care to our service users and wider community. Our aim is to support the whole person as they live with, or recover from, mental illness and to offer them support with other challenges they may face, such as debt, relationship problems, housing, education or training. We will also focus resources on reaching those who currently face obstacles in getting the help they need.
You’ll work as a member of the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service to provide effective physical health checks, treatment, care interventions and specialist advice and actively support service users with minimising health risks associated with treatments and to sign-post service users to healthy lifestyle and groups.
You will liaise with Primary Care and other health care providers, e.g. Acute Hospitals to collate and share physical healthcare information and to analyse physical health information and update systems in accordance with the National Clinical Audit of Psychosis (NCAP) framework.
At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Community and Mental Health Trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.
The Trust’s values are:
- Being Positive
- Working together
By coming to work at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust you will be joining a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
- RMN, RGN or Dip/BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing
- Experience of working as part of a Multi-disciplinary Team, either as a qualified nurse or student.
- Ability to work under pressure in acute situations with minimal supervision.
- Ability to undertake evidence-based interventions with people suffering from a range of mental health problems.
- Ability to travel and under-take home visits as required.
- Ability to work occasional flexible hours
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