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Mental Health Practitioner

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a qualified practitioner to join our team.

The post holder will ensure the provision of Crisis Resolution in a variety of care/domestic settings, providing leadership and supervision throughout each span of duty, ensuring standards of clinical practice and risk management is maintained.

Main duties of the job

1. To provide clinical advice, expertise and leadership within your team for Older Persons.

2. To coordinate the care of a defined group of service users in the community, carrying out their assessment and planning implementing and evaluating their care under the guidelines of ECC, without supervision.

3. To operate as the clinical focus for day-to-day planning of treatment, risk assessment and management of the quality of care within a multi-disciplinary team setting.

4. To ensure a seamless approach by liaising with other professionals as required e.g. A&E, ward-based staff, community services.

5. To ensure that the service users care plan is developed to meet the assessed need of the individual. To monitor, via performance management, the care plans developed for service users by all patch / sector members to ensure that they are appropriate and of a high standard.

6. To liaise with family members, carers and significant others when completing the assessment and developing a care plan. To be the first point of contact for service users and carers that have concerns regarding their care, making every effort to resolve their concerns sensitively and promptly, referring to and informing the CRHT Manager as necessary.

7. To develop a risk management plan for service users under your care, taking note of the contributions from other members of the team. Ensure that all significant people are aware of the risk management plan and are actioning it appropriately.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please review the content of the attached job description and person specification for full details of the role.

Person Specification NMC PIN Essential
  • RMN Qualification / social work Qualification
  • Older Persons experience
NMC PIN Essential
  • Older Person Experience

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