Crisis Practitioner

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 practitioner to join the Central Home Treatment Team.

The Central Home Treatment Team offer 24 hour support to service users, and their families/carers, who are suffering from mental health concerns that would otherwise require admission to an acute in patient environment. There is a strong focus on a recovery model and effective risk management to provide quality care in a community setting.

The Central Home Treatment Team are always striving towards excellence in service delivery and ensuring that the Trust values are achieved. The successful applicant will be dynamic and forward thinking with the ability to work as part of a Team and in partnership with local services.

There will be an expectation that the successful applicant will undertake night duty and shift work as part of their role.

The Central Home treatment team also provide intervention to Willow House the Crisis support house based in Chorley, The Haven service at times there will be a need for the successful candidate to undertake these roles.

Successful applicants will be provided with a full induction and appraisal to formulate a Personal Development Plan and to identify training and development needs.

Main duties of the job

To act as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring the effective assessment, planning monitoring and evaluation of care given to service users with mild/moderate, severe and enduring mental illness under the Care Programme Approach process under the supervision of a Band 6 Nurse.

To participate in specialist health and social care needs assessment, which require at least one hour's concentration with a service user on a regular basis and at least one hour to write up the assessment under the supervision of a Band 6 Nurse. This includes Risk Assessments in relation to the service user, family members and environmental risks.

To participate in formulating specialist treatment and intervention plan under supervision in response to identified needs under the auspices of the Care Programme Approach. This may be of a complex nature requiring crisis and contingency plans and adjustment to those plans.

Act and undertake duties of a co-worker as per the Care Programme Approach Policy. This requires judgement and analysis of complicated facts in relation to their illness and treatment requirements, using tact, diplomacy and empathy.

Participate in the co-ordination of care given by yourself and the multidisciplinary and multi-agency team.

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse.
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrate understanding of Mental Health difficulties.
  • Experience of assessing planning implementing and reviewing care needs.
  • Able to provide evidence that they can work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Skills Essential
  • Knowledge and experience of CPA.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how research has influenced their practice.
  • Able to demonstrate and understand the concept of community care and the need to develop good networks.

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