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Care Coordinator/Assessment Function (CPN)

Job Description

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people’s homes. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

As a leading teaching, training and research trust, we have close links to Oxford and Oxford Brookes, Buckinghamshire, Reading and Bath universities. We are part of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre, working closely with our university colleagues to translate their findings into clinical care as quickly as possible, enabling people using our services to benefit from the latest advances in healthcare.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, safe and excellent. We expect our staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide. This ensures that we have the right workforce to deliver effective team-working and excellent patient care and experience.

Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure Barring Service and other relevant employment checks.

The Opportunity has arisen for experienced clinical staff to join The North and West Oxfordshire Adult Mental Health Team (AMHT). We are a well-established, highly functioning and committed team, with a wealth of knowledge and experience. We work hard to ensure our patient’s and carers continue to receive an excellent service and act on involvement and feedback from our service users to continuously improve. Staff are supported by the team to develop specialist skills and knowledge to enhance interventions and care we offer.

We have an excellent track record of positive feedback from Nursing students on placement and strive to maintain this and help to develop a work force for the future which is highly functioning and caring.

We have a vacancy for Mental Health professionals, (RMN, Social workers, occupational therapists) within the assessment function, which supports people experiencing mental health difficulties who have been referred mainly from Primary Care and Liaison Psychiatry. The successful candidate will have proven clinical skills in assessing and providing brief interventions for people experiencing acute mental health problems. They will be able to problem solve as part of a responsive service, working alongside colleagues of various backgrounds and from other organisations (eg: Police, GPs).

The AMHT functions between 7am and 9pm, operating a shift system seven days a week. There are daily triage meetings with all members of the MDT (Doctors, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists). Assessments are undertaken by two clinicians and discussed in the daily triage meetings. The team also provides step-up care for clients who have a care co-ordinator and are experiencing a crisis.

The role will include: co-ordinating shifts; carrying out assessments in assessment clinics and the community; delivering time-limited psychosocial interventions; reviewing clients’ progress; supporting families and carers; liaising with other agencies; planning timely discharge and signposting for ongoing support from our partner organisations eg MIND, Turning Point.

All team members are expected to engage with regular supervision and this is seen as an essential aspect of this role in ensuring the delivery of high quality care. There are regular team development days to ensure the service remains efficient and responsive.

A car driver is essential for this role with access to a vehicle for business use as this post covers Banbury, Witney, Brackley and surrounding villages.

For more detail and information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Tasmin Irving or Angela Brown on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Trust include:-

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression

  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service

  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers

  • Staff accommodation

  • Childcare Vouchers

  • Lease car scheme

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

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