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Liverpool CRHT Mental Health Practitioner

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
Liverpool CRHT are currently looking to recruit a Band 6 practitioner to join the team.

CRHT operates on a 24 hour, 7 day a week basis. CRHT offers to provide intensive home support to services users as an alternative to hospital admission. CRHT work collaboratively with a variety of services to support service users at home.

The post holder will be expected to work on a rotational shift basis in accordance with service demands, this includes working weekends and night shifts,

Short listing planned for 8th Jan 2024

Interviews planned for 15th Jan 2024

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care within the framework of Effective Care Co-ordination (ECC).

The post holder will operate as part of an integrated Home Treatment Service but be expected to be flexible in terms of delivering care within a variety of environments.

The team will work to assess and provide treatment to service users with complex needs. Alternative options to admission will be considered where possible.

The post holder will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users' choice and works alongside them and their carers to ensure they are at the centre of care planning.

The post holder will be expected to participate in a 24hr roster system 7 Days a week, on a rotational basis as and when the service demands.

The core roles include face to face assessment, specialist mental health assessments, supporting and sharing information with the wider police community and acting in an advisory capacity for people in conjunction with mental health law. The role also involves delivering training and education to police colleague's and signposting to appropriate partner agencies.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Formulate, contribute to, and participate in, the development and implementation of assessment and care planning systems in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team

Manage a case load within the Crisis Resolution /Home Treatment Team

Carry out generic and specialist assessments, including risk and provide therapeutic interventions/ home treatments within the most appropriate setting in accordance with the service users and/or carers needs. Complete Gatekeeping for all Inpatient admission requests across the Merseyside footprint. Assess whether users can be managed safely within the community promoting quicker recovery. Assess Risks and collaboratively develop safety plans with users/carers. Ensure effective liaison with inpatient units across the Trust to facilitate early discharges or to undertake reviews of those users placed out of area. Act as the Duty Practitioner /2nd Duty, as part of a rotational roster.

Fully participate in ECC undertaking a care-coordinator role as appropriate

Assist in the development and implementation of integrated care pathways, including appropriate service user assessments/referrals and models of care.

Ensure record keeping is in accordance with Professional and Trust standards.

Ensure the safe management of medicines and adhere to safe practice and principles of administration in accordance with the NMC code of professional conduct and Trust Medicines Code.

Work in a professional and collaborative manner with the multi-disciplinary team.

Participate and promote positive intra-agency working.

Responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care without supervision and act as Named Nurse as required.

Participate and assist in setting standards of service user care based on sound research findings.

Act as knowledge resource in specialist area of practice to other team members and other agencies as required.

Where indicated and following completion of the relevant training the practitioner will act as a non-medical prescriber, at all times working within their sphere of clinical competence.

Person Specification



  • Up to date Professional Registration (to be maintained), on the appropriate part of the NMC or HPCP register and hold a current registration.
  • Qualification in Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Social work required



  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented



  • Experience of mentorship and supervision and coordination of staff.
  • Experience of Care Planning process
  • Working in a multi-agency framework
  • Demonstrate a contribution to change management process
  • Demonstrate experience of problem solving approaches
  • Recovery Model
  • Mental Health Act (1983)
  • Effective Care Coordination
  • Relevant National policies and guidance
  • Mental Capacity
  • Evidence based and reflective practice
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Vulnerable Adults Procedure and Child Protection.
  • Safety, Privacy and Dignity Guidelines



  • Demonstrate sound leadership qualities and an understanding of management styles
  • Understanding of quality and change in the clinical setting
  • Ability to delegate and coordinate
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to utilise Assessment skills and tools effectively
  • Ability to communicate in a variety of settings.
  • Able to maintain accurate and up to date records
  • Able to present factual information and refer questions to others where appropriate
  • Able to deal with sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues
  • Effective time & workload management
  • Ability to identify and minimise risk effectively
  • IT skills
  • Flexible approach to working
  • Commitment to effective teamwork
  • Commitment to service development
  • Good time management
  • Demonstrate continuous professional development
  • Ability to travel in the course of performing duties.

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Broadoak Unit

Thomas Drive


L14 3PJ

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