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Band 6 MH Practitioner Hospital Assessment & Crisis Team - Bristol

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for registered professionals who are passionate about providing excellent mental health assessment and care to young people and their families when they present to hospital, or via our Emergency Response Line, in times of crisis.

As part of our service development new staff will have access to training opportunities, the following have been made able to the team so far Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Eating Disorder Training, Non-Violent Resistance Therapy (NVR), Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), AMBIT and more.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide assessment of young people presenting to the three main hospitals across Bristol with self -injurious behaviour and emerging mental health problems, such as Eating Disorders and Psychosis, covering the areas of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. We cover a 7 day period working a number of shifts. These are primarily 9am-5pm. As well as 2.30pm-10.30pm, including 3 nights per month, 2 2-4pm shifts a month and one weekend per month.

The post holder will provide urgent mental health assessment based on identified criteria, supported by a senior team comprised of Band 7 Senior Mental Health Practitioners, Team Managers & Psychiatry, in both the community and hospital settings.

A proportion of the role will involve working in conjunction with colleagues in the multidisciplinary team to identify care and treatment options which enable service users to remain within their existing support/care pathways and maintain their community tenure, signposting to other services to meet their needs.

The post holder will maintain close working relationships with Community and specialist CAMHS services, Adult Community Mental Health Teams as well as the Acute Hospital Services. Day to day leadership on service delivery and development will be provided by the Team Manager, along with senior clinicians as will caseload and management supervision.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provision of rapid access to specialist CAMHS advice and support and to enable referrers todeal more effectively with a range of mental health problems.

Increased detection of mental health problems/needs with improved care, treatment andpromotion of improved understanding of and confidence in the delivery of mental health careand collaboration with all agencies involved in the care of young people and families.

Provision of targeted formal and informal learning opportunities for all staff within the primarycare teams to develop their knowledge and capabilities within the mental health component ofholistic care

Provision of information sign-posting and support for young people and families.

Please see attached Job Description for further details.

Person Specification



  • Professional Registration
  • Experience of working with children and families
  • Experience of working in mental health services
  • Therapeutic training/skills


  • DBT/Systemic experience

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Campbell House

Henrietta Street, Kingsdown



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