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Mental Health Practitioner (RMN)

West London NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This role will involve a number of elements which will support people with mental health conditions in the new integrated mental health teams.

These roles will be key in providing professional support to the new primary care network based teams and will provide mental and physical health support helping people to engage with their local communities and benefit from all the supports available locally.

The post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team which will cover a Primary Care Network or locality and will work across networks to form a truly innovative and ground-breaking support structure.

Alongside an exciting and fulfilling nursing role in a valued environment, we also offer:
  • A supportive environment to develop clinical skills
  • Access to a comprehensive online library of training, development, and resources
  • Support towards career development and promotion opportunities within the Trust
  • Annual leave buying and selling scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Flexible working
  • Staff discount

Main duties of the job

The objectives of the services are:

o To consider an individual's needs holistically - mental and physical health as well as social needs

o To reduce the need for repeated long assessments and story telling

o To provide early advice and guidance with signposting to the relevant services where appropriate therefore supporting individuals to make full use of community resources available

o To bridge the gaps that can appear between community mental health care and primary care, acute care, social services and support.

o To ensure easier access to the right level of care such as group programmes, therapy etc.

o For Care plans to be person centred - developed with the individual and others involved in their care

o Provide an enhanced level of support to Primary Care colleagues through advice and training to improve skills and capacity in responding to the needs of people with mental health needs.

o To work within an agreed process for safe transfer from WLT to GPs as well as and rapid referral, when appropriate

o That individuals transferred to their GPs under this process have access to appropriate advice, advocacy, vocational support to access social networks

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification in mental health - Mental Health Nursing (RMN) with current NMC registration


  • Educated to degree or Diploma level with other courses relevant to primary care mental health services e.g. CBT, Brief Solution Focussed Therapy etc.
  • RGN/physical health Qualification
  • Evidence of recent and on-going relevant further professional development



  • Demonstrable experience of post qualifying work in psychiatry
  • Experience of supervising junior staff within own and/or other disciplines


  • Evidence of experience in a Band 6 position or equivalent
  • Other relevant post registration experience
  • Audit and research experience
  • Experience of teaching/training in a formal or informal setting
  • Experience of working in a primary care setting/ social care/ voluntary sector



  • Knowledge of counselling skills/cognitive behavioural skills, psychosocial interventions
  • Knowledge of recovery approaches as used with those with mental health conditions
  • Ability to interpret research and apply to practice
  • Specialist knowledge of mental health conditions as well as their relationship to physical disorders
  • Assessment and treatment of Deliberate Self Harm
  • Risk assessment/management and crisis intervention skills
  • Use of psychosocial assessment methods
  • Higher level communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to engage challenging and/or acutely distressed patients in potentially hostile and/or antagonistic situations and use de-escalation techniques effectively
  • Sufficient clinical knowledge to be able to make autonomous decisions, based on an analysis of complex presenting problems and judgement about available options, with senior clinical support/supervision
  • Team/self management and organisation skills that enable a number of complex activities and clinical work to be undertaken, revising and adjusting these according to the needs of individual patients and the service
  • Computer literate

Other Requirements


  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to accept constructive feedback
  • Self-motivated, able to work autonomously and independently with confidence when required.
  • Willing to use peer and group supervision creatively

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Ealing Southall MINT

The Limes



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