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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Mental Health Practitioner looking for a new opportunity to work in an organisation that will help you to develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be?

Do you have an interest in mental health care in a physical health care setting?

Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment?

Do feel passionate and motivated to make a real difference in people's lives?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and passionate Registered Mental Health Practitioner to join our new and developing mental health team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care -our team work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for. There is a great variety to the role which involves working with all specialities involved within the Trust.

You will be working at the interface between physical and mental health and will bring your knowledge and expertise to support the clinical teams in the Emergency Department and in-patient services across Sheffield Teaching Hospital sites.

The Mental Health Team works alongside Psychiatric Liaison to improve the safety and quality of care given to people with co-existing mental and physical health problems.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide mental health support to patients in the Emergency Department including ensuring their safety within clinical areas and/or during escort duties.
  • To be responsible for the initial provision and/or the maintenance of high standards of care for mental health patients in the ED.
  • To provide professional leadership in relation to the day-to-day management of patients requiring mental health care and support.
  • To follow the patients' Mental Health Risk Management Plan as devised by Liaison Psychiatry staff, Lead Nurse for Mental Health or Nurse Advisor (MH), or a Duty Psychiatrist.
  • Where appropriate, to formulate care plans in relation to the patients mental health needs in conjunction with other mental health professionals and the patient but to adhere to plans put in place by the assessing Mental Health Team including Liaison Psychiatry services.
  • To fulfil the relatively autonomous role of Mental Health Practitioner in a non-Mental Health setting, working to established policies and procedures but willing and able to use professional decision-making skills and discretion as required.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes a firm commitment to professional development of it's staff together with the provision of an excellent health and well-being support service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • NMC Registered Mental Health Nurse or Learning Disability Nurse or other Mental Health Practitioner.
  • Post graduate qualifications Mental Health, or equivalent in experience.
  • Completed approved Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course or, willingness to undertake in post.


  • Registered General Adult Nurse on the NMC register.



  • Post qualifying experience in Acute Mental Health setting.
  • Substantial experience of working in an NHS setting.


  • Experience working in a General Hospital setting.
  • Experience in a Psychiatric liaison or Crisis resolution team role.

Skills and Knowledge


  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Must be an effective team player.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent clinical skills in risk assessment.
  • Excellent knowledge of all relevant legislation in relation to Mental Health and mental capacity.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Possess ability to work on own and as part of a team.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in relation to the management of suicidal individuals.


  • Knowledge of co-morbid physical illnesses in relation to Mental health patients.

Personal Qualities


  • Able to work effectively and flexibly as a member of a team.
  • Able to use initiative and demonstrate a proactive approach.
  • Must be able to reliable, calm and have an approachable manner.
  • Proactive about own personal development in line with KSF Post requirements.
  • Commitment to equality and diversity.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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