Mental Health Practitioner

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Mental Health Practitioner - Band 5, High Volume Users Team:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mental Health Practitioner within the High Volume Users Team based at the Harplands Hospital. This vacancy would suit someone who is looking for an exciting opportunity and wants to work as part of a successful Team.

The High Volume Users Team is part of the Crisis Care Centre, at Harplands Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent which has been designed to the highest level of specification.

We are based in the Crisis Care Centre but support our Service Users in the Community so transport is essential. Our operating hours are Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00 but closed on Bank Holidays. You will be expected to manage a caseload and work holistically with service users who are regularly attending A&E. Our goal is to help reduce the individuals need to attend A&E and attempt to get most if not all of their needs met within Primary services. Our team consists of Nurses, Social Workers and Support Time and Recovery Workers.

We are keen to show you any of our services and provide an opportunity to meet some team members, if you would like to arrange an informal visit prior to making an application please email Otherwise please submit your application and we guarantee an interview for all qualified practitioners with relevant mental health experience.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for the delivery of care and for the supervision of non-registered staff who are carrying out all aspects of the caring process. The post-holder will assist in setting and maintaining standards of care, whilst maintaining 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

  • Registered Nurses will administer and manage medicines according to policy and local protocol. To assess patient response and provide advice and education to junior staff and both patient and carers in respect of prescribed medicines
  • Provide support and guidance to junior or less experienced staff in the planning and delivery of care.
  • Maintain the therapeutic milieu, taking a proactive approach, supervising and supporting others in the same. Planning clinical activity in accordance with the needs of the service.
  • Taking prompt action on changes in condition, liaising with other members of the clinical (Multi-disciplinary) team when necessary, reviewing nursing care and communicating any amendments to the care delivery.
  • Develop skills in respect of specific interventions that are appropriate to the clinical area, act as a lead in developing nursing practice in relation to this.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Valid professional registered qualification
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out all care needs without direct supervision

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