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Mental Health lead practitioner

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a mental health practitioner to join the established mental health team at HMP Bedford.

The applicant must hold a professional registration either, RMHN, Mental Health Social worker or Occupational Therapist and will have previous band 5 or equivalent mental health experience.

HM Prison Bedford is a Category B prison for men and young male offenders, it holds remand and sentenced prisoners from aged 18 upwards.

The Mental Health Teamis part of the integrated Healthcare provision at HMP Bedford. The Mental Health Team covers a seven-day service, during core working hours, the post holder will work as an integral member of the team delivering and providing a comprehensive safe, effective mental health service that encompasses primary and secondary mental health provision within the prison, ensuring a Trauma Informed co-produced recovery focussed service.

The post holder will utilise a variety of practical and theoretical knowledge with the team to deliver both individual and group workings with service users open to the Mental Health Team, following the stepped care model approach.

The post holder will support the Mental Health Team Manager in ensuring the effective delivery of the operational procedure.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:

Undertake mental health assessments, risk assessments, and care planning, and implementation and review of service to people referred to the team both individually and with colleagues from other disciplines.

To care coordinate those on CPA ensuring that reviews are held in line with policy and guidelines.

To manage a caseload and to prioritise effectively.

To participate in multi-disciplinary team working to ensure service user's needs are met.

To use effective judgement and interventions in emergency clinical situations.

To liaise with other professionals and agencies in the planning and delivery of care for service users ensuring that a quality service is provided within the locality.

To develop and maintain productive working relationships with your team, managers, and other colleagues.

To take personal responsibility to keep your knowledge up to date and to reflect on and evaluate your own values in the development of your practice, to maintain up to date professional registration.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

NHFT promotes a culture of learning to improve the care and safety of our patients and staff, which focuses on people who enable our Trust to be 'outstanding' by supporting opportunity, innovation, development and growth.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification



  • Holds valid registration NMC, HCPC


  • Previous forensic mental health experience



  • Previous post registration experience at b5 or equivalent


  • Experience of psychological interventions



  • Experience of working with adults with mental illness


  • Experience of working with personality disorder

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


HMP Bedford

St loyes street


MK40 1HG

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