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Mental Health Assessor & Practitioner

Templewood Recruitment
Berkshire, UK
Closing date
2 Dec 2020

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Mental Health Assessor & Practitioner
We'll look to you to plan, manage and monitor the delivery of the highest quality nursing and mental health care. You'll assess the needs of residents and implement people-centred care plans that make a real difference to our residents' day-to-day lives.
You will use your wide-range of mental health clinical skills and experiences to assess new referrals for supported living, extra care and home-care placements. You will join a small assessments team and assist in the planning of care and support and oversee the delivery of best-in-class support to service users.
* Competitive salary offered and Annual Pay Review scheme
* Strong career progression and development opportunities within the region, including into further management roles
* Monthly reflective practice, support with revalidation & CPD opportunities
* Employee referral scheme
* 50% of NMC registration renewal paid by company
* Company pension scheme
* Company Laptop and mobile provided
* Free DBS and uniform provided
* Business mileage and insurance covered
Your duties will include:
* Assessment of new referrals Bespoke care and support planning
* Ongoing diagnosis and planning interventions and treatments
* Supporting social care staff to provide best-in-class support to service users
* Patient and family engagement
* Healthcare and social care professionals engagement
* Nurse-led clinical solutions in conjunction with healthcare and social care professionals
* Clinical assessment
* Psychological interventions
* Managing challenging behavior
You will be:
* A qualified, Registered Nurse (RMN) with 3 years of experience in a clinical and social care setting with a current NMC registration/Pin.
* Experienced in conducting assessments of adults with a broad range of mental health conditions and devising appropriate support plans
* Experienced in Forensic, PICU, complex care, MSUs and supporting patients with multiple conditions including challenging behaviour is desirable.
* The ability to maintain documentation, undertake audits and demonstrate integrity in your role
* A good understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983 and latest nursing practices
* A commitment to patient recovery in order to effectively monitor, manage and reduce risk
* Compassion, resilience and a dedication to empower and support service user independence
* Skilled in using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
* Committed to making a difference to vulnerable and challenging adults' lives
* Experience in providing care for older people and those with dementia is important, as is a successful track record of well-developed care plans and detailed risk assessments.
* We'll also look for an up-to-date knowledge in the most recent clinical practices and an understanding of regulatory frameworks, including DoLs/MCA and Royal Pharmaceutical guidelines.
* You must have a Full UK Driver's Licence and access to your own transport
Please apply now for immediate consideration and to secure an exciting opportunity within a fast growing and progressive organisation
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