Mental Health Practitioner

What’s special about this opportunity?

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust can provide you with a dynamic, people-centred environment, where you will be empowered to support patients with complex conditions, adopting a personalised approach to patient care that maximises independence, choice and control, following our philosophy of enabling people to reach and maintain their optimum level of health and wellbeing.

We value our employees and put people first. As a Global Digital Exemplar, we will provide you with an excellent working environment that has just been recognised as having an ‘Outstanding’ rating overall. Being an ‘Outstanding’, well-led, organisation, and having an ‘Outstanding’ Older Adults Community Mental Health Team in our latest CQC inspection, which found that: ‘There was a clear vision, underpinned by a set of values that were well understood by staff across the trust.’

Working in a passionate team, you will have access to our Trust-wide Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth, with opportunities to help you build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, enabling you to extend your skills and ensure that you excel.

We are pioneers in compassionate leadership and Quality Improvement, which is about creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most.

About you:

We are looking to recruit a qualified Community Psychiatric Nurse within the Older Adults Mental Health Team (Home Treatment).

The successful applicant will work with the clinical team and take responsibility for the assessment and implementation of intensive care and treatment in the home of people with mental health needs, as well as people with dementia. The applicant will ensure the correct application of Mental Health Clinical Risk policies and procedures.

The successful applicant must have specialist knowledge of the care of older people with mental health problems and mental health crises. You will be required to travel within the community for the performance of your duties.

The service operates 7 days per week, so flexibility regarding unsocial hours/ shift patterns will be required.

We are a friendly, dynamic and supportive team. You will be actively encouraged to develop professionally in your role within the team and have regular access to supervision and peer support in your role.

What’s next?

If you share our passion for people and the dedication to excel, we’d love to hear from you.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call Nafera Kamara or David Aboagye on or email nafera.kamara@berkshire.nhs.uk or David.aboagye@berkshire.nhs.uk who’ll be delighted to help.

In addition to a competitive salary, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to a car salary sacrifice scheme (available to all permanent staff over the age of 21), and as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.

We’d love to welcome you to our warm, friendly team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.

Berkshire Healthcare helps people manage their health in their local area, through a range of specialist and community services across the county. We promote independence and quality of life through community and mental health services and aim for seamless delivery of the best care in the right place. We get to know communities and the people in them so we can deliver the best services that meet their health needs.

Our team of 4,300 staff provide specialist mental health and community health services to a population of around 900,000 within Berkshire. We provide healthcare to people in their own homes and from different sites across the county.

Reference: 40885040

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