An exciting opportunity has for a Mental Health Practitioner to join us on our 136 unit, which is on theUrgent Care Pathway
based at The Harbour. Applications are invited from Registered Nurse Mental Health.
The Health based place of safety (136 suite) is situated at The Harbour. This role plays a crucial role in supporting individuals in a crisis on the Urgent Care pathway.
The purpose of the Section 136 Suite is to provide an in-depth assessment within a 24 hour period. This is a nurse led service and you will be working within a multidisciplinary team to carry out a diverse range of duties. The highly cohesive team work very closely to support each other and there is a clear focus on support and professional development of our nurses. This is supported through mentorship, supervision, training, teaching sessions and access to inpatient development days.
Main duties of the job
You will be instrumental in delivering duties that are aimed at promoting a timely assessment of needs and recovery from mental illness.
You will need to possess excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to carry out comprehensive assessments, be able to demonstrate sound leadership skills and staff development skills. A strong commitment to your ongoing professional education and development is essential.
Successful candidates will be instrumental in delivering duties that are aimed at promoting a timely assessment of needs and recovery from mental illness. The role will include accepting members of the public detained under Section 136 and 135 of the Mental Health Act, MCA, co-ordinate assessments, undertake assessments and complete the clinical paperwork. There will be opportunity for you to work alongside and develop skills within the Home Treatment Team, Frequent Attenders team and the Mental Health Liaison Team (MHLT) to further enhance your development and to provide a whole team approach in our locality.
You will need to have 2 years post qualifying experience at Band 5 and possess excellent clinical leadership and interpersonal skills, the ability to carry out comprehensive assessments, be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills and staff development skills.. Over the tenure of the appointment, this role can be developed by the post holder and we can really make a big difference to our service users and their families.
We want to recruit people to the service who share our values and are confident in their ability to contribute to the demonstrated effectiveness and acceptability of our service.
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Job description Job responsibilities
Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust is the major health and wellbeing provider for a population of 1.7 million people across Lancashire and South Cumbria. A provider of mental health and learning disability services and physical health services in the community we employ over 7,000 members of staff operating in more than 400 sites with an annual budget of over £350 million.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Registered Mental Health Nurse qualification
- Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development
- Mentorship qualification
- 2 years post graduate experience
- Supervision and management of staff
- Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
- Experience of assessing, planning and implementing and reviewing care needs
- Knowledge and practice of Mental Health Act 1983
- Knowledge and Practise of the 135 and 136 protocol and procedure
- Understanding and knowledge of physical and mental health promotion
- Knowledge of common mental health problems and medication used in relation to these
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