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Community Mental Health Practitioner- Personality Disorder Pathway

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2024
Would you like to join a growing team and be part of transforming services for those who experience complex emotional needs/ personality difficulties (also referred to as 'Personality Disorder?')

As part of the extra investment that is coming into Mental Health Services as part of the NHS Long Term Plan, we are excited to be able to expand and transform what we offer to this service user group and their families.

We are looking to recruit 2 full time Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners working as part of the Personality Disorder Hub alongside our already growing team, working within the LMHT across Mid Notts. There will be an expectation that you will be able to work and travel across the whole of Mid Notts, however you will be based at a named LMHT for the majority of your time and required to have a visible presence . You will provide SCM to the LMHT caseload as well as undertaking short pieces of assessment and formulation work whilst providing training, consultation and supervision to LMHT colleagues. Whilst you will be embedded within the LMHTs , your line management and supervision will come from the PD Pathway Team Hub. There may be opportunities for other forms of treatment/therapy for clients with Personality Disorder depending upon funding.

If you have qualifications and/or experience of delivering DBT or CBT for personality disorder we would welcome your application and would look to support you to utilise these skills within the pathway.

Main duties of the job

You will be working as a band 6 Mental Health Practitioner delivering SCM (Structured Clinical Management) to clients on an individual and group basis (training will be provided as required). You will be expected to undertake assessments and formulation work for clients who meet the criteria for the Personality Disorder Pathway within the LMHT caseload.

You will be expected to support the wider LMHT in working with and managing clients with complex emotional needs. This will include providing some elements of training consultation and supervision to the LMHT as well as being involved in MDT's and case discussions.

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 great opportunity to work in the Personality Disorder Team hub for Notts HC.

The role is full-time, Monday to Friday.

We have 1 positions available, covering the LMHT's in the City. There is an expectation that you would be able to be flexible as required and cross cover amongst all of the LMHT's.

This position is for Registered Mental Health/Learning Disability Nurse (RMN) or AHPs.

To provide community treatment for clients under the Personality Disorder pathway in the form of SCM (Structured Clinical Management). This would be through individual sessions and group sessions, both of which are essential parts of treatment which practitioners would be expected to facilitate.

To be open to learning new evidenced based treatments for clients with personality disorder in the hope to be able to deliver these in future (including DBT and CBT-PD).

To provide a defined level of assessment and formulation for clients who present with complex emotional needs within an LMHT, assessing both their and their families/carers needs under the care programme approach.To provide a link between the specialist Personality Disorder pathway and LMHT.

To provide support to the wider LMHT in relation to their offering of interventions for individuals with complex emotional needs and personality disorder traits.

To provide education and support (including clinical supervision) to junior staff members and other professionals.

We are seeking an enthusiastic team player, working within a multi-disciplinary health team who will engage with group and personal supervision. You will also work collaboratively with statutory and voluntary agency partners.

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.

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. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Person Specification



  • oProfessional Qualification (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities/OT/Social Worker) to degree level or equivalent.
  • oEvidence of post registration clinical practice, development, and training.
  • oMaintains current registration with the NMC or equivalent statutory body.


  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration

contractual requirements


  • You must be able to meet the needs of the service
  • To effectively transport self between bases which may be located in different parts of the County


  • You must hold a full UK driving licence and be able to use a car for work purposes



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


  • oPost registration training in working with clients who have complex emotional needs / personality disorder.



  • oKnowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments.
  • oKnowledge of the nursing 6 c's


  • oAwareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care
  • oUnderstanding of what influences the potential development of complex emotional needs / Personality Disorder



  • oAbility to work as part of a team
  • oGood written/oral communication skills
  • o Diplomatic, caring & sympathetic
  • oAbility to be flexible and handle conflict issues
  • oGood skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care
  • oIT skills

Values and Behaviours


  • oAll colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • oAll colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation



  • oDemonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding.


  • oDemonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Mandala Centre

9 Gregory boulevard



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