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ARRS Community Mental Health Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
5 Dec 2023
Fylde and Wyre Community Mental Health Team is seeking to appoint a Band 6 ARRS Practitoner.

As an ARRS worker you will be based within a G.P practice - the role involves assessing patients within the primary care setting and provide assessment, treatment and referral for patients presenting with conditions whose presentation does not currently meet the criteria for secondary care.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve -
  • Assessment of patients independently, plan treatment and evaluate individual programmes of care as part of the clinical team.
  • Provide signposting where appropriate, maintaining up to date knowledge of services available, which would be of help to patients acting as a contact to key agencies.
  • Undertake risk assessments and formulate risk management plans
  • Biopsychosocial assessments for specialist services i.e. Memory, Autism, ADHD
  • Work in ways that consistently promotes the safety, dignity and self-esteem of patients
  • Work with patients to support shared decision-making about self-management and with their consent seek the co-operation of other care staff, relatives and friends where appropriate.
  • Provide patients and relatives (where appropriate) with information and education, thus ensuring they have meaningful choices that promote dignity, independence and quality of life.
  • Provide health promotion to patients, their carers and families giving advice on prevention of illness and staying well
  • Participate in forums that enable patients to express their views about the service and enable them to contribute to service planning and development.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more details on this vacancy please review the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse Degree/Diploma On-going registration with the NMC.
  • Specialist qualification or equivalent level in skills and development
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development



  • Understanding of Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and practice of Mental Health Act 1983
  • Knowledge and practice of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Knowledge of common and complex mental health problems and medication used in relation to these



  • Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of assessing, planning and implementing and reviewing care needs
  • Experienced in acting as a mentor/assessor of student staff

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Fylde Coast ARRS



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