At Camden and Islington NHS foundation 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.
We have 3 key priorities which are:
Early and Effective Intervention
Helping People to Live Well
Research and Innovation
The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:
We value each other
We are empowered
We keep things simple
We are connected
By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.
As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.
We have an exciting opportunity for confident clinicians who have a genuine commitment to providing person centred care!
Islington crisis team is looking for a new Band 5 Clinical Practitioner (Registered Nurse)
We are seeking talented, proactive & confident Registered Mental Health Nurse Practitioners to join our w...
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We are seeking talented, proactive & confident Registered Mental Health Nurse Practitioners to join our workforce.
Applications are welcome from Newly Qualified Nurses however placement experience in an acute mental health setting would be preferable. Of course we welcome those band 5's with experience in acute mental health also.
Covering Camden and Islington, we offer an intensive crisis resolution and home treatment service providing mental health assessment and care to residents of the boroughs, a robust gate keeping service for in-patient facilities and support early discharges where appropriate
To fulfil this role, the team provides a 24 hour service, 365 days per year
You must be willing and committed to working as part of a rota to include weekends, days and evenings, both for face to face clinical shifts and within the Crisis Call Centre. Early shifts are 8am - 4pm and late shifts are 1pm - 9pm though through flexible working some staff also work long days.
Much home treatment in the community takes place within the home, so you must also be able to drive or to travel independently via public transport and possess the capacity and confidence to undertake lone working.
Excellent communication skills are an expected pre-requisite as is the capacity to utilise all forms of electronic communications. The Trust uses electronic record-keeping throughout all its services.
Therefore in addition to face to face interventions, you will also possess strong telephone negotiation and support skills and be part of a rotating staff roster which populates Camden and Islington's Crisis Call Centre.
Here, the crisis team staff members are able to successfully support the community by offering a clinically led mental health telephone line that triages crisis calls, helping to problem solve at this initial point of contact whilst allowing the teams on the ground to focus on quality face to face contacts. This is a unique skill set which new staff are supported with through 1:1 training, supernumerary time and in-house training.
Successful applicants will be expected to share clinical day to day management responsibility as required at team/service level including occasional cover for the Band 6 Clinical Specialists. They will also be required to support junior staff and, where appropriate, trainees and students.
The team is a robust example of a Multi-disciplined team consisting of Nurses, social workers, OT, graduate mental health workers, support worker, psychologists and psychiatrists offering a range of therapeutic modalities, using evidence based interventions in accordance with the requirements of service line care pathways.
Islington Crisis Team is an interesting and innovative team to work in. It is accredited by HTAS (home treatment accreditation scheme) run by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is shortly going to be trialing the Open Dialogue Approach working alongside colleagues in the R&R community team.
Across the teams, we are a dynamic, ever evolving and fast-paced service, welcoming applications from enthusiastic, committed individuals who enjoy working with acutely unwell service users with a broad range of mental health and social issues.
There are great opportunities for progression within the crisis teams and we welcome people with a great work ethic and dedication to personal development and delivering safe, inclusive, evidence-based practice.
The acute division provides mental health services to a diverse and multi-cultural population and endeavours to reflect this in its workforce. Bilingual or multilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to consider applying.
Camden and Islington Trust cares about the wellbeing of our staff and we understand the challenges and risks they face whilst performing their duties both onsite and in the community.
We have a dedicated HR Wellbeing and Benefits Manager with information on all our staff benefits and services available for staff to utilise as part of the Change and Inspire Health and Wellbeing programme including:
• Childcare vouchers • DSE Eye Test Scheme • Season ticket loan • Bicycle Loan • Discounted gym membership • Annual Health and Wellbeing events • Health and Wellbeing Newsletter, mailing list and latest offers • Health challenges and workshops • Workplace Health Champions • Counselling Service
All applications for this post need to be made online with direct reference to the Person Specification. Please click, apply at the end of the advert and register with this site as directed. Any application that does not meet the requirements of the Person Specification will not be shortlisted for interview.
Previous applicants for the Clinical Practitioner role within the Crisis or Mental Health Liaison Teams need not apply.
All short listed applicants will be contacted by email and are advised to check their email accounts regularly. If you have not been contacted within 1 week of the closing date you should assume that you have not been short listed.
For further details please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (Islington Crisis Team Manager)
In line with NHS protocols, only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. We regret that it is not possible to contact all applicants for every vacancy. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage
We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. We are an employer committed to Equal Opportunities and Diversity, with a range of family friendly policies.
For more information please go to Camden & Islington NHS FT website.