Mental Health Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Bamber Bridge, Preston
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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2 posts available

The Older Adult Community Mental Health Team would like to welcome a highly motivated practitioner who is passionate about advocating for Older Adults. The practitioner would be expected to be adaptable as well as creative. Also to have the ability to work autonomously and as part of the multi-disciplinary team. The team will provide intervention based care to service users who present with complex mental health needs. The team cover Preston Central, Chorley and South Ribble area.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will have the ability to work with service users who have severe and enduring mental health issues, significant functional / psychological mental health needs, Dementia and comorbid physical health issues. We work with families and carers alongside other agencies to promote well-being and deliver evidence-based interventions.

The successful applicant will be open to new ways of working, foster and promote recovery based care and work alongside the community transformation.

Applicants will need to demonstrate their competency and experience in line with the person specification and willing to develop their skills.

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 Education Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse / Degree
  • On-going registration with the NMC
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of common mental health problems and medication used in relation to these
  • Demonstrate understanding of how research has influenced practice
  • Knowledge of common physical health conditions
Skills / Abilities Essential
  • Can demonstrate communication skills through practice and experience
  • Clear ability to understand new concepts and ideas and excellent clinical practice
  • An understanding and awareness of the NHS

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