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Community Mental Health Practitioner (RMN/OT/SW - £7k incentive*)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Welcome Bonus of £7000 over your first 3 years (*subject to t&c's) We are pleased to announce a new incentive package for ourLancaster and Morecambe Community Mental Health Team Registered roles (Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker).
  • Welcome Bonus- £3000 on joining LSCft...
  • AfterYear 1- a Further £2000...
  • AfterYear 2- a Further £2000...

*Available to both existing NHS staff (not currently employed by the Trust) and people who are joining the NHS for the first time.

Bank only workers would be eligible for the scheme if they have not held a substantive role in the same position in the last 12 months

Internal candidates who apply for either a sideways move or promotion are not eligible*.

We are holding a recruitment event on the 10th August 2022 in Kendal, come along to discuss and have an interview for this vacancy.

This post is suitable for registered Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers

Lancaster Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) are looking to recruit a qualified Band 5 Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist or Social Worker. The applicant would need to be registered with a registered body. This is a permanent 37.5 hour contract.

The team serves the population of the Lancaster and Morecambe area. It is an established team with a friendly and supportive culture. There is a visible and supportive leadership team who are committed to clinical supervision and professional development.

Main duties of the job

This is a demanding role in a busy service. Ideally, you will have current or previous experience in a community setting and be able to work effectively in a multi professional context. You should have a collaborative and enthusiastic approach as well as passion and commitment in developing and promoting recovery based approaches for adults with severe and enduring mental health needs.

The post requires that you are a good communicator, and are able to adopt a flexible, adaptable and proactive approach to your work.

The main job role is to perform duties as a Care Coordinator and to undertake assessments for people who are referred into the service. As a Care Coordinator you will manage a caseload of service users with a range of complex needs. You will develop care plans and deliver evidence based interventions and treatments to patients alongside managing risks in the community.

Part of your role will require you to undertake the role of team duty patient work within the team, responding to escalation of risk/crisis situations and may also include the triaging of new referrals. worker. This role involves managing unplanned

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker with on-going Professional Registration.
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of health and safety policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and practice of Mental Health Act 1983 Can provide evidence of recent professional development
Experience Essential
  • Willingness to participate in mentor and preceptorship process in respect of own practice.
Skills Essential
  • Able to demonstrate and understand the concept of community care and the need to develop good networks.
  • Can demonstrate communication skills through practice and experience
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Developed clinical skills

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