Mental Health Practitioner - HTT

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 a year Per Annum (Incl. HCAS)
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you a Community Psychiatric Nurse/Mental Health Practitioner or newly qualified with a keen interest in developing your skills? We're looking for an individual to work in our Older Adults Service so you will need to be passionate about caring for patients with mental health needs including dementia.

You will work in our Older Adults Home Treatment Team providing mental health care and treatment using appropriate pathways including the Dementia Living well Strategy in line with NICE guidelines.

You will have excellent people skills and a good understanding of Mental Health Framework and legislation in addition to Clinical Risk policies and procedures.

This role is full-time (37.5 hours per week), however interested part-time applicants will be considered and you will be supported by a dedicated team that strives to create a compassionate environment.

This service operates 7 days per week between the hours of 9am and 7pm, so flexibility with regard to shift patterns, weekends and bank holidays will be required.

Main duties of the job

  • Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team managing a caseload of patients
  • Undertake assessments of patients, involving their carers and family members in the patient's care and care plans.
  • To be responsible for the formulation, execution, and evaluation of care plans for a designated number of patients who may present with significant complexity, in consultation with the patient and the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Direct and supervise Support Workers and/or students.
  • Provide advice to other members of the service and agencies on the needs of service users.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer. We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

The \must haves for this role:
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse or equivalent.
  • Good understanding of the relevant legislation surrounding the Mental Capacity Act / Mental Health Act
  • Ability to drive and have car for use at work

  • If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

    We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Gbolahan Lamuye on 01189047300 or email: wholl be delighted to help.

    We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

    Person Specification



    • Registered Mental Health nurse or equivalent



    • Evidence of ongoing professional development

    Previous Experience


    • Post registration experience in a mental health setting
    • Experience in more than one setting.
    • Care Management
    • Experience in dealing with challenging behaviour


    • Supporting and empowering carers

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    • Knowledge of mental health legislation
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication
    • Ability to deal with sensitive issues and manage conflict situations
    • Intervention and outcome monitoring skills
    • Able to work unsocial hours
    • Ability to manage and prioritise workload
    • Ability to manage stress
    • Ability to work on own initiative and/ or with a team


    • Good IT skills

    Personal Qualities


    • Flexible & innovative
    • Proactive and dynamic
    • Well organised & highly motivated
    • Commitment to equal opportunity

    Additional Requirements


    • Ability to drive and have a car for use at work

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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