Locum Band 6 - Access and Assessment Team

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Locum Band 6 - Access and Assessment Team

  • Location:

    Barking and Dagenham

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  • Contact:

    Lauren Donnellan

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  • Contact phone:

    01322 282470

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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​​​​​​​​Our Clients in North East London are urgently looking to recruit a
Locum Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse to join their Access and Assessment Team.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Job Summary
The post holder will be:-
  • Delivering a range of evidence based interventions which will promote recovery, social inclusion and normalisation.
  • Providing a Recovery focused, multi-disciplinary assessment for people that meet the service criteria and require service provision.
  • Assessing and planning treatment effectively in partnership with service users, their carers and families to identify needs and agreed desired outcomes from a recovery perspective and to start to plan discharging from secondary mental health services at the point of entry.
  • Providing short term interventions (6-12months) focussed on preventing admission to inpatient services & preventing referral to Community Recovery Teams. Much of the therapy will be planned groups provided by various multidisciplinary teams.
  • To work towards establishing a trusting relationship in a flexible, creative way that focuses on individual needs with the ultimate aim of providing health and social care needs.
  • To facilitate and develop a culture of risk assessment, management of clients who have complex presentations and may be difficult to discharge.
  • The post holder will work in partnership with a range of other services which may include:
  • The principle purpose is to provide a person centred approach, focusing on the needs of the service users and their carers,
  • It is imperative that a full core assessment, a comprehensive risk assessment and a well-defined crisis plan are in place/updated on a regular basis in line with Trust procedures.
  • Processing Referrals, Call handling Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience of arranging meetings and taking minutes
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Thorough attention to detail and high standards of accuracy
  • Flexible attitude and ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience of arranging meetings and taking minutes
​If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and would like to find out more, please call Lauren - 07552277905 (New Registrants) or Georgia 07552277896 (Existing Registrants) or alternatively please email recruitment@westmeriarecruitment.co.uk.
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