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Community Psychiatric Nurse/Mental Health Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
24 May 2024
This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, skilled and enthusiastic Mental Health Practitioner (Band 6) to join Rushcliffe Locality Mental Health Teams (LMHT)

We are looking for applicants from a Nursing, OT, Social Worker or equivalent background with experience of working in Mental Health who are looking at taking the next step in their career to join the team.

If you are a confident experienced clinician looking for a new challenge and would like an opportunity to use your skills working in a busy, rewarding and supportive environment we would like to hear from you.

Hours can be flexible there are full and part time hours.

LMHT is a community-based service which operates Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Main duties of the job

The LMHTs provide mental health services for adults across Nottinghamshire, bringing together a variety of services, including Assertive Outreach, Community Rehabilitation, Community Occupational Therapy Service , Outpatients, Group Services and clinic based interventions.

We help patients and their families cope with periods of severe mental illness and assess, plan and implement a personal path of recovery. Some of our patients may require short term intervention, and sometimes longer-term care plans will be put in place.

We are seeking an enthusiastic team player, working within a dynamic multi-disciplinary health team, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability and experience to manage complex cases in partnership with other agencies. In return, the successful applicant will receive training and support to develop specific therapeutic skill sets to enable them to provide a high-quality service to our patients and their families.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a rewarding and vital role in the delivery of treatment to our patients within a supportive environment. In return, we offer a vast range of benefits and opportunities.

Benefits of working at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust include:

Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidaysFlexible WorkingEnhanced rates of pay for unsocial hoursGenerous NHS pension schemeEnhanced Maternity and Sick payComprehensive induction and ongoing trainingCommitment to career developmentWide range of training and development opportunitiesWorking in a supportive environmentRetail DiscountsOption to purchase additional Annual LeaveClinical SupervisionPreceptorship ProgrammeStaff Health and Wellbeing Service

Day to Day Duties:

Caseload management under the Care Programme ApproachInitial assessments and one-to-one interventions with service users.To undertake and record comprehensive need/risk assessments, devise and implement treatment plans for service users.To demonstrate the application of specialist skills and knowledge in order to maintain professional competence and fitness to practice as a mental health practitioner.To establish and maintain robust communication networks with clients, carers, team members, other health care and social care workers within urgent care and the communityTo use interpersonal skills in diffusing potentially emotive situations while undertaking assessments and pathway planning within acute settings.To demonstrate high level communication skills.To Undertake duty work providing crisis interventions and support to patients.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Person Specification



  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health Nurse, OT or Social Worker) to degree level or equivalent
  • Maintains current registration with the NMC or HCPC
  • Further specialist knowledge/post registration experience in specific service area or other formal training


  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration



  • Ability to work as part of an MDT
  • Good skills in assessment, intervention and evaluation of service users care
  • IT skills
  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Clinical supervision skills


  • A high level of emotional intelligence



  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding
  • Specialist and area specific experience


  • The ability to deal with and resolve conflict



  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments
  • Knowledge of Code of Practice


  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting care



  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery.



  • Ability to work to meet the needs to the service
  • A full UK Driving Licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010

Values and Behaviours


  • All staff should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as identified within the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy and associated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights legislation
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


West Bridgeford Health Centre

93 Musters Road



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