Bank Band 5 Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner - North Middlesex NHS Trust

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The role will be based onsite at the acute hospital

 This is an exciting opportunity for dynamic Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner who has completed the IAPT PWP training, or equivalent, and is interested in applying their skills outside a traditional IAPT setting. You will contribute to the delivery of a high-quality Staff Wellbeing Service based on site within the acute hospital trust. The service uses evidence based interventions, largely based on principles of psychological first aid, trauma informed care and NICE recommended psychological therapies, to help support the psychological wellbeing of staff and teams across the acute trust.

You will work alongside psychologists and physical health professionals in developing, delivering and evaluating a range of individual, group and team interventions. You will provide training and support to teams to help ensure that psychological first aid principals are embedded in team culture and systems. You will contribute to the development and delivery of a range of psychoeducational initiatives and training programs for hospital staff.

 You will also contribute the psychological therapy service within Occupational Health department, providing assessment and low intensity psychological interventions, in individual and group formats, to staff members experiencing mild to moderate depression, anxiety and stress.

Clinical Duties:

  • Accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service and develop programmes of care packages.
  • Assess and supports people with a common mental health problem in the self-management of their recovery.
  • Undertakes patient-centred interviews which identifies areas where the person wishes to see change and or recovery and makes an accurate assessment of risk to self and others.
  • Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the department’s referral protocols, refers unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary or steps-up the person’s treatment to high intensity psychological therapy.
  • Provide a range of information and support for evidence based high-volume low-intensity psychological treatments. This may include guided self-help computerised CBT, information about pharmacological treatments. This work may be face to face, telephone or via other media.
  • Educate and involve family members and others in treatment as necessary.
  • Adhere to an agreed activity contract relating to the overall number of client contacts offered, and clinical sessions carried out per week in order to minimise waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient.
  • Attend multi-disciplinary meetings relating to referrals or clients in treatment, where appropriate
  • Complete all requirements relating to data collection within the service.
  • Keep coherent records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols and use these records and clinical outcome data in clinical decision making.
  • Work closely with other members of the team ensuring appropriate step-up and step-down arrangements are in place to maintain a stepped care approach.
  • Assess and integrate issues surrounding work and employment into the overall therapy process.
  • Operate at all times from an inclusive values base which promotes recovery and recognises and respects diversity.
  • Prepare and present clinical information for all patients on their caseload to clinical case management supervisors within the service on an agreed and scheduled basis, in order to ensure safe practice and the clinical governance obligations of the worker, supervisor and service are delivered.
  • Respond to and implement supervision suggestions by supervisors in clinical practice.
  • Engage in and respond to personal development supervision to improve competences and clinical practice.

To apply for this role please complete the application form below and attach your CV.  If you would like to view the full Job Description, please enquire. 

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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