Community Mental Health Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Furness Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) are looking to recruit a Mental Health Practitioner to join their team.

On the whole, this role is working 9-5! So that means no deep nights or long shifts! That said, Mental Health conditions are not 9-5 so some out of hours and weekend working may be necessary to meet the needs of our service users.

There is an expectation that the successful candidate will take on some leadership activities such as contributing to the learning and development of junior team members taking a lead on/or contributing to projects identified by the Furness CMHT leadership team.

Main duties of the job

The main job role is to perform duties as a Care Coordinator and to undertake assessments for people who are referred into the service. As a Care Coordinator you will manage a caseload of service users with a range of complex needs. You will develop care plans and deliver evidence based interventions and treatments to patients alongside managing risks in the community.

Part of your role will require you to undertake the role of team duty worker. This role involves managing unplanned patient work within the team, responding to escalation of risk/crisis situations and may also include the triaging of new referrals.

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

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse Degree, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist
  • Specialist qualification or equivalent level in skills and development
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development
Knowledge Essential
  • 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
  • Demonstrate understanding of how research has influenced practice
  • Can provide evidence of recent professional/personal development
Experience Essential
  • 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
  • Experience of CPA Care Coordinator role

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