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Senior Practitioner (RMN/Social Worker/OT)

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum HCA
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be a senior member of staff working in a leadership role providing supporting advice to staff working within the Psychiatry Liaison Team and Crisis Assessment Team. S/he will also be an active practitioner within the service acting as a role model to other members of staff. The role will encompass clinical management, research, evidence-based service development, audit and supervision of junior staff as well as deputising for the Team Manager in their absence.

Hours will be flexible covering 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The post holder will be expected to be self-motivating and autonomous with the ability to demonstrate accurate formulations of mental state, risk and need for people over the age of 16 years taking into account medical and social factors and referring on to other disciplines in the team or other agencies as appropriate within the given timeframes for the service.

The post holder will provide advice on mental health issues and participate in carrying out training programs for clinical teams on the management of a wide variety of mental health problems.

The post holder will always be expected to maintain the highest degree of customer service and will work in collaboration with the teams and organisations that encounter the service.

Main duties of the job

Maintain clinical direction and leadership, coordinating a team of clinical staff for the continuous and consistent provision of high-quality mental health care to people with mental health crisis in Psychiatry Liaison and the Crisis Pathway.

Carry continuing responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of care programs.

Demonstrate within the team, clinical leadership and knowledge of a range of therapeutic interventions available to reduce distress for individuals experiencing an acute mental health crisis.

Lead the team in a way that supports the development of a culture of continuous improvement and learning.

Ensure the voice of service users and carers are captured and listened to.

Ensuring there is a framework for the ongoing clinical supervision and caseload management within the team, and for monitoring standards of clinical practice.

Facilitate regular time and space for team reflection.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description (JD) and person specification (PS) attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/Training


  • RMN, DipSW/Degree in SW or OT qualification
  • Current registration
  • ENB 998 or equivalent (nurses only)
  • Evidence of continual professional development


  • First or Master's degree level or evidence of study toward qualification
  • Post registration training in relevant area e.g. AMHP, practice educator, Non-Medical Prescriber



  • Substantial community experience of providing mental health care at Band 6 or above
  • Experience of working in a multi-professional team


  • Experience of supervising and appraising staff
  • Experience of deputising and leading an MDT in the absence of the manager

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to identify best practice and develop action plans to resolve poor practice
  • Ability to manage own time and work independently, prioritising work as required
  • Ability to chair clinical meetings to ensure productive outcomes is achieved



  • Good basic IT/word processing skills

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Psychological Medicine, Homerton University Hosptial

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

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