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Bank Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner, St Albans 990

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
99 Waverley Road, St Albans, Herts, AL3 5TL, St Albans
£32,306 - £39,027 pa pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Full Time
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We currently have opportunities to join the Nursing Bank within Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) in St Albans as a Mental Health Practitioner

All roles on the bank are for as and when workers and therefore in particular may suit those already working part-time, with other commitments, or who want to work on a short-term basis.

This will be covering for LAI, Clozapine clinics, home depots and care coordination , Duty & IAs.

Key responsibilities:
 The role of the Mental Health Practitioner will be to work as part of the Adult Community Mental Health Services undertaking brief initial assessments for all those referred by the Single Point of Access Referral Advisors for consideration for Adult Community Mental Health Services pathway .
 The post holder will do this by providing assessment , consultation, support, education and problem solving approaches in the area of assessment and management of mental health problems in Adults of working age.
 This will include “signposting” to other services and providing advice
regarding other digital and community based resources.
 To liaise with GPs and other Primary Care services to obtain additional
information to support the assessment process and access to the
appropriate pathway
 The role is to strengthen access and to provide triage for people who may
need mental health services. The post holder will ensure systems are in
place to promote smooth pathways between primary care and secondary
mental health services. 4 Service Line Lead Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner Service manager & Team Leads
 Work in partnership with service users in the designated care group with
complex health presentations, to enable them to lead fulfilling lives.
 Work in partnership with Health and Social care professionals from other
agencies and organisations including Community Navigators, Adult Care
Services and the Voluntary sector
 They will demonstrate an understanding of clinical interventions relevant to the Pathway/Protocols to include psycho-education, relevant aspects of
social inclusion, Recovery, care plans and discharge planning, working
closely with carers, families and partner agencies to facilitate this.
 The post holder will work at all times to promote the safety and the well being of service users and their families/carers.
 To act within the appropriate professional code of conduct at all times.

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