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Mental Health Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 6 suitably experienced mental health practitioner to work within the Bolton Assessment Service at The Royal Bolton Hospital. The service operates from 9am - 9pm 7 days a week / 365 a year.

The Bolton Assessment Services comprises of a dynamic and welcoming team of psychiatrists and mental health practitioners. They compete mental health assessments on persons referred from the GP or other primary care providers, The Bolton Assessment Service provides a reassuring and responsive service to both the referrer and the person referred ensuring appointments are arranged timely taking into consideration the identified clinical need.

The Bolton Assessment Service is the only service of its kind in the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Main duties of the job

Main Duties

To undertake and record comprehensive mental health assessments and risk assessments, devise and implement treatment plans for service users.

To act as the shift coordinator triaging referrals, contacting services users and arranging appointments on the basis of clinical need.

To coordinate the Bolton 136 suite, having knowledge of the section 136 process.

To be an active participant within the multi-disciplinary team, providing clinical input to cases supporting on wards management plans

To be an active participant in the ongoing development of the Bolton Assessment service, completing relevant training, engaging in the appraisal process and being involved in service review and development.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discount

Person Specification



  • Valid NMC registration as a Mental Health Nurse or equivalent registration for Social Worker / Occupational Therapist
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Non Medical Prescribing Qualification
  • Mentorship Qualification



  • Experience of Band 6 in Crisis Interventions work


  • Experience of working with AOWA and Older Adults

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Royal Bolton Hospital

Minerva Road



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