Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Blackpool
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has for a Mental Health Practitioner to join us on our 136 unit, which is on theUrgent Care Pathwaybased 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. The role will include accepting members of the public detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act, co-ordinate assessments, undertake assessments and complete the clinical paperwork.

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 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.

About us

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.

Staff at Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trustwork to improve lives with a culture based on four corevalues:

We are kind

We are a team

We are respectful

We are always learning

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Job description Job responsibilities

When making your application please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on the role. When completing thesupporting informationsection of your application, please ensure you show how you meet each of the criteria of the person specification providing illustrative examples where possible; as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse Mental Health with experience since qualifying
  • Ongoing registration with NMC
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development that supports clinical practice
  • Can demonstrate an understanding and knowledge base of mental health conditions and their treatments.
  • Can demonstrate a working knowledge of physical health conditions and the complications that this can cause to patients experiencing mental ill health.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team structure.
  • Experience of assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing care needs.


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