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Community MH Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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 and have not been an employee of the Trust in the previous 3 years. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

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 a result extra investment that came 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 1 full time Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner working as part of the Personality Disorder Hub, working within the LMHT's across the City. There will be an expectation that you will be able to work and travel across the whole of the area whilst also travelling to Mandala Centre as required. However, you will be based at a named LMHT for the majority of your time.

Main duties of the job

You will be working as a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner primarily 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 assessment and formulation work for clients who meet the criteria for the personality disorder pathway within the LMHT caseload, as well as undertaking time limited case management with the aim of supporting clients to access evidenced based psychological interventions.

You will also 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

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.

You will provide SCM to the LMHT caseload as well as undertaking other short-term pieces of assessment and formulation work whilst providing training, consultation and supervision to LMHT colleagues. Whilst you will be embedded within the LMHT's, your line management and supervision will come from the PD Pathway Hub. Depending upon future funding, there may be opportunities for further training in other forms of treatment/therapy for clients with personality difficulties.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for further details

Person Specification

Contractual Requirements


  • Ability to work to meet the needs of the service
  • Able 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 however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010



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


  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration.



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


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



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


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



  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Good written/oral communication skills.
  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care.
  • IT Skills
  • Diplomatic, caring & sympathetic
  • Ability to be flexible and handle conflict issues


  • Demonstrates skills in reflective practice
  • Experience of providing supervision and consultation to colleagues
  • Experience of delivering training / teaching

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All 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



  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise and experience for the banding


  • Specialist and area specific experience

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Mandala Centre



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