Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and highly motivated mental health nurse, occupational therapist or social worker to join our NHS England commissioned regional team based in our North East Hub, Sunderland.

This exciting opportunity, within an innovative and experienced MDT and with our partner provider Combat Stress, is keen to recruit a forward thinking clinician. The successful applicant will join a service which can provide a wealth of opportunities for contributing to the development of the service, as well as placing a strong emphasis on professional development.

This role is community based and as such requires a high level of autonomous practice and sound clinical reasoning skills.

The successful candidate will receive training, support and supervision from a senior practitioner, with a strong emphasis on personal and professional development.

We strongly recommend contacting the service prior to making an application.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to provide care coordination, utilising the CPA framework, for the delivery of care; maintaining a focus on recovery and adopting a person-centred approach. You will have excellent communication, organisational and clinical reasoning skills, as well as the ability to travel across thegeographical region of the service.

You will deliver stabilisation interventions to veterans on your caseload in addition to on-going assessment of mental state and risk management, promoting the active involvement of veterans and carers in all aspects of their care delivery. Clinical appointments will be delivered in person and via a range of remote technologies.

About us

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

Job description Job responsibilities

The core purpose of this role is to co-ordinate the care of a defined caseload of veterans from admission to the service and through to discharge.

The post holder will demonstrate a high level of understanding of the difficulties experienced by veterans presenting with mental health and/or physical health needs and how this impacts on function

The post holder will be highly skilled and competent in conducting clinical holistic and risk assessments

The post holder will provide a range of highly skilled interventions (including group work) as determined by the service (appropriate to professional expertise) and share those skills with other team members

Whilst having access to good quality clinical supervision, the post holder will exercise a high level of professional and clinical autonomy

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification BSc/Dip/MSc OT, RMN, Social Work
Experience Essential
  • Minimum 2 years' experience of working with people with complex and enduring mental health needs
  • Experience of working as a care coordinator within the community
Skills Essential
  • Demonstrates a high level of understanding of the difficulties experienced by veterans presenting with mental health and/or physical health needs and how this impacts on function. Demonstrates an awareness of military culture
  • To be able to travel to locations within allocated region of the service

UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Beacon of Light



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