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Mental Health Practitioner FPCC - Band 5

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity? Do you want to be part of an evolving service?

We are the First Point of Contact Centre for Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Our service is expanding to encompass the changing need of routine, urgent and crisis referrals in line with local and national guidance.
  • We deliver an extended hours, 7 days a week service, which accepts professional and self-referrals in to the trust covering crisis and secondary care.
  • We will triage and move to the appropriate pathway or team, who will provide the most effective and beneficial service, within our trust services or our partner agencies and organisations outside of the trust.
  • We are based with our emergency service colleagues and collaboratively work with the Police and Fire services working alongside us.

We are looking for experienced, highly motivated, and enthusiastic individuals, who can help shape and develop this service to meet its full potential.

We can offer you an opportunity to develop your skills and experience, and to contribute to the development of a high quality service.

Main duties of the job

We are a busy team, managing the referrals that come in to the Trust from a number of primary care, and secondary care services, serving the county of Gloucestershire.

We provide a central resource for referrers and Trust staff to ensure the effective receipt and subsequent processing of referrals into Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust's services. We further provide effective signposting to services external to the Trust.

We accept routine, urgent and crisis referrals, each having a specific pathway to follow.

We provide an effective first point of contact, a link with primary and secondary services, partner agencies and organisations outside of the trust.

You will have - Registered Practitioner status (nursing, allied health ect). The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

About us

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document 'Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice' prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Job description Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registration to a professional body, with post qualification experience in mental health for example: Nursing/ Social worker/ OT
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Evidence of formal post registration learning
Length and Nature of Experience Essential
  • oBroad understanding of national policy and its implementation locally oBroad understanding of the requirements of primary care and secondary care
  • oGood understanding of NICE guidelines relating to the treatment of a range of mental health conditions oA good understanding of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and other associated legislation
  • oAble to communicate effectively with a wide range of agencies. oAble to present and share information to colleagues and other professionals.
  • oExperience of collaborative working with other agencies including the voluntary sector.
Professional, Managerial, Specialist Knowledge Essential
  • oA good understanding of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and other associated legislation
  • oSound clinical ability to engage service users and carers
  • oA good understanding of the range of Services offered within GHC NHS Foundation Trust
  • oA good understanding of other community facilities that may be of help to people with a mental health problem.
  • oExperience of using psychological treatments e.g. CBT
Personal Skills, abilities and attributes Essential
  • oAble to time manage and plan own workload. oEvidence of working within the Recovery model/ Stepped Care model. oAble to work under pressure and manage stress. oAble to manage challenging/ confrontational situations. oAble to get on with and hold a rapport with a wide range of people. oAble to use initiative when decision making. oAble to recognise and proactively manage own stress levels. oCommitment to individual and group/team supervision.
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to undertake all statutory and mandatory training including Breakaway (subject to Occupational Health clearance)
  • oWorking knowledge of Microsoft Office packages e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook oReport writing skills
Other requirements Essential
  • Ability to work flexibly to cover a 7 day a week developing service
  • Ability to travel around the locality as requested, independently and efficiently.

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