Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Mental Health Practitioner to join the Preston East Community Mental Health Team.

The CMHT is a busy and challenging place to work, a good place to consolidate existing clinical skills in the community or to develop new ones among a team of supportive and experienced clinicians.

You, as part of the Multi Disciplinary Team, will hold a caseload of patients, be involved in a variety of tasks and discussions focussed on the delivery of the best possible care for our service users.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for further detail.

You will receive regular supervision and an annual appraisal, with opportunity for further training and career development within the Trust, along with a host of other staff benefits.

Main duties of the job

  • Maintain high standards of care.
  • Undertake and promote practice sensitive to the needs of service users from diverse, disability and minority ethnic backgrounds.
  • To advocate on behalf of service users and carers.
  • Empower service users and their carers.
  • Engage and work with service users and at times family members, who exhibit highly disturbing challenging, unpredictable and aggressive behaviour on an average daily/weekly basis. This includes service users who experience hallucinations/delusional ideation and who may have children who are on the at risk register.
  • Receive complex and sensitive information from service users, carers and the multidisciplinary team, which can be conflicting. There may also be barriers to communication if a service user is experiencing hallucinations, or if from an ethnic minority background.

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, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker with on-going Professional Registration.
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge and practice of Mental Health Act 1983
  • Understanding of health and safety policies and procedures
Experience Essential
  • Willingness to participate in mentor and preceptorship process in respect of own practice

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