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Mental Health Clinician (OT/RMN)

Band 6

Main area
Sutton Uplift
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
294-COMM-3631094-SFA-B
Site
Jubilee Health Centre
Town
Wallington
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum plus HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
25/01/2022 23:59

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including specialised services such as national deaf adults and CAMHS inpatients and OCD.

We are committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’ however we aim to be ‘outstanding’.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values; being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open is at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is "making life better together".

When you join us, you’ll be part of something special – an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.

As a Trust, we are happy to talk flexible working.

We are passionate about caring for our service users, their family and friends and the wellbeing of our colleagues.  From 1st April 2022, it will be a requirement for everyone joining South West London and St Georges in a CQC regulated patient facing role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to hold a qualifying exemption.  Applicants are further advised that it is a condition of employment that evidence of their vaccination status is provided, as part of the pre-employment checks.

Job overview

About the team:

Sutton Uplift is an innovative commissioned service for Sutton residents offering a variety of interventions including a single point of access to trust wide services. The assessment team offers mental health assessments for people who are referred by a variety of agencies, including self-referrals and the post holder will contribute to the triaging of these by conducting risk assessments both by telephone and /or offering face to face full psychosocial assessments within the health centre or in service user’s homes. 

  • About the Location:

    Sutton Uplift is based at the Jubilee Health Centre in Wallington. Our Trust headquarters is located within the impressive grounds of Springfield University Hospital in Tooting and we also operate in nearly 100 other locations throughout the UK.  This is easily accessible via the Northern Line (Tooting Bec Station) and via private transport.  The Trust provides subsidised parking fares for all our substantive staff.  The trust headquarters is located immediately next to Tooting High Street where staff can easily access a range of shops, cafés, restaurants etc.

Main duties of the job

Mental Health Clinician (OT/RMN)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, experienced band 6 practitioner (RMN /OT) to work in a busy primary care mental health assessment team. 

About the team:

Sutton Uplift is an innovative commissioned service for Sutton residents offering a variety of interventions including a single point of access to trust wide services. The assessment team offers mental health assessments for people who are referred by a variety of agencies, including self-referrals and the post holder will contribute to the triaging of these by conducting risk assessments both by telephone and /or offering face to face full psychosocial assessments within the health centre or in service user’s homes. 

 

We look forward to receiving your application.

 

Working for our organisation

Benefits:

We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:

  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development - There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:

  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership

     

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

About the role:

The post holder will carry a caseload and be responsible for the management and care planning of those service users, under the supervision of the team manager and Consultant Psychiatrist, which may include discharge to alternative primary care services, or onward referral to secondary care or specialist teams within the trust. A degree of autonomy will be required and robust assessment/formulating skills are essential. Experience in crisis management and an ability to work flexibly will be an advantage given the high volume of referrals.

 

Person specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • RMN (current NMC registration) or Diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy and registration to practice in the UK via the HPCP
  • Mentorship for Contemporary Practice
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of post registration Training related to the provision of relevant psychosocial intervention

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable experience of working with people who experience serious ongoing mental health problems in a variety of settings
  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of assessing and managing crisis with those with a severe mental illness
  • Experience of maintaining a written record of continual professional development
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in a community mental health
  • Experience of contributing to policy and procedure development and implementation
  • Experience of managing and supervising other staff

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

Essential criteria
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Skills in assessment, care planning and case management
  • Ability to assess clinical situations quickly and use initiative
Desirable criteria
  • Skills in CBT, Coaching & family work
  • Research and audit skills
  • Group facilitation skills
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Claire Deegan
Job title
Team Manager
Email address
claire.deegan@swlstg.nhs.uk
Telephone number
0203 513 4044