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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Senior Mental Health Practitioner - Band 6:

Are you someone looking for a career move to a Trust that has been rated as Outstanding by the CQC? Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day? Are you looking for something completely new, different, exhilarating and challenging? Do you want great job satisfaction working within a motivated team? If are you an experienced & resilient clinical practitioner within mental health services then look no further.

This is a great opportunity to join Home Treatment Team as a Senior Mental Health Practitioner.

Our Home Treatment Team is part of the Crisis Care Centre, at Harplands Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent this has been designed to the highest level of specification. This modern purpose designed unit will be the central point for all those in need of a Crisis Assessment/Intervention, teams within the Crisis Care Centre will include Mental Health Access Team, Home Treatment Team, High Volume Users Team and two beds to provide a place of safety for those detained on a section 136.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for the delivery of care and for the supervision of others who are carrying out all aspects of the caring process. The post-holder will assist in setting and maintaining standards of care, will participate in maintaining effective management of the team and unit and will also maintain effective integration with the multi-disciplinary team and assist with the facilitation of a collaborative approach to patient focussed care.

About us

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our team prides themselves on compassion, team work and resilience.

The Team will offer a full induction package.

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it. To excel you will be an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate person who is looking to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well and has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the Country.

In return we offer;

A competitive progressive salary

We cover the cost of your DBS Check (£44)

Competitive staff benefits such as weekly offers and discounts

Individual Personal Development Plan and Career Progression

Excellent pension scheme available

27- 33 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays (pro rata)

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To act at all times in accordance with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) code of professional Conduct or relevant professional body.
  • To perform all aspects of the role in accordance with Trust policies and other national bodies.
  • To participate in the assessment of care needs and the development implementation and evaluation of individual care plans.
  • To provide specialist advice to other members of staff and act as a role model.
  • In conjunction with the Team Manager, to take responsibility for setting, maintaining and evaluating standards of care throughout the 24 hour period.
  • To liaise with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and outside agencies in the implementation of patient care.
  • To ensure that care activities are research based and in keeping with changes in the field of activity.
  • To contribute to the development of ideas and innovative practice.
  • To initiate and participate in departmental audit as requested by the Team Manager.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • 1st Level Mental Health practitioner
Experience Essential
  • Post-registration experience to post-graduate diploma or Master's level.

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