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Senior Mental Health Practitioner - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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

Job Details

Are you looking for a new challenge or ready to take your first post in the Community setting?

Would you like to work in Gloucester and Forest of Dean in the community?

Are you passionate about providing excellent nursing care to working age adults? If so we have a post available for permanent full time Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner at Pullman Place working in our Community Assertive Outreach Team. This is a wonderful developmental opportunity.

You will develop and improve your skills and knowledge in the community and be an active member of our multidisciplinary team. You will care coordinate a caseload which will be challenging at times as well as rewarding.

You will develop an understanding about dual diagnosis and severe and enduring mental health illness alongside the multitude of co-existing factors that affect the health and wellbeing of our working age adult service users and their carers and families.

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player with good communication skills and the willingness to learn and develop as well as share their knowledge in this exciting field of mental health. In return we offer you the opportunity to work with a highly skilled and experienced MDT providing support and supervision for you, excellent standards of care for our service users. Please note that the standard working hours for this role are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, however flexible working is required to cover bank holidays and weekends on a clinical need led basis.

Main duties of the job

Engage in complex health assessments and plan relevant care in partnership with services users e.g. Specialist assessment of complex nursing needs. Utilising the Care Programme Approach (CPA) and in line with Trust policy, provide specialist care, education and advice to service users (including carers) who are suffering from severe and enduring mental health problem to promote recovery and social inclusion a as care co-ordinator as and when required, including adults at risk and supervision procedures

Take responsibility for the provision of appraisal and supervision of other team members including induction of junior staff members.

Ensure sufficient time is allocated to provide and receive clinical and managerial supervision, to include workload management, focusing on improving quality of care and audit in line with the Government Modernisation Programme, through competent planning and organisational skills

Provide mentorship and preceptorship to junior nurses, nurses in training and other members of the multi-disciplinary team ensuring training objectives are met

Develop, implement and evaluate care plans in conjunction with service users, carers and other professionals which reflect individual needs

Implementing risk assessments and management plans on a daily basis.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Surveygives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Experience in Mental Health
  • Qualifications


  • Experience of community Mental Health
  • Recovery interventions

Knowledge & Skills


  • Understanding of Serious Mental illness


  • Understanding of Recovery

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Pullman Place

Great Western Road



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