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Mental Health Practitioner – Derbyshire MH Helpline & Support Service

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Full time 37.5 hours per week (part time hours considered) over a 24/7 shift rota.

Base: Ripley Town Hall

Due to further investment in the service, we are looking to expand our team and are interested in candidates who hold a professional registration as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Registered Social Worker or Registered Occupational Therapist who have experience working in mental health.

The team consists of mental health nurses and social workers and voluntary sector services. DHCFT clinical staff collaboratively work alongside our P3 and Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health advisors. The team are very supportive of each other and embrace the team vision: C.A.R.E - Compassionate, Aspirational, Respect & Equality and provide safe and effective care for our patients

The Service is a unique innovative developing service within Derbyshire providing a 24/7 open access helpline for an all age, all need service for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. The service provides local residents with direct access to the very best mental health care and support and encompasses the NHS principle, right care, right time and right place. The service holds regular interface meetings with all our partner agencies as well as with our service users and local residents with lived experience of mental ill health to review and evaluate the service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will uphold a dynamic way of working, providing emotional support and signposting as well as offering a triage function and crisis response for individuals who may come into contact with emergency services such as Derbyshire Police, East Midlands Ambulance Service and Social Care, and furthermore will deliver timely and responsive face to face assessments where indicated. Candidates must have access to their own means of transport and be able to meet the travel requirements of the post (e.g. travel to locations all across Derbyshire to facilitate assessments where necessary).

The post holder will be involved in the piloting of the Street Triage Car with Derbyshire Police where a Clinician and Police Officer will respond in a police car to police calls relating to mental health and any potential S136's. The post holder will also work closely with the Safe Haven in Derby, which is run by the Charity Richmond Fellowship and be expected to participate in future developments within the service.

About us

It's not just our Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline &Support Service which is impressive but the Trust itself is exceptional in its approach to healthcare. Here are the reasons why:

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Due to covering a 24/7 service staff are paid enhancements working afternoons, nights and weekends.

If you are a keen and compassionate individual and have a passion in delivering safe and effective care to service users and their families, please submit your application via this advert and our recruitment team will support you through your application.

If you wish to discuss the role/service further, then please contact me via email or call me on 07917 155034.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental health nurse, Registered LD nurse, Occupational Therapist qualification (HCPC), or Dip Social worker qualification or equivalent Social worker qualification (ccs, (1) )
  • Evidence of specialist training.
Skills and Experience Essential
  • Demonstrate significant post registration clinical expertise in chosen specialty ( minimum 2-3 years )
  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of assessment, formulation, care delivery and review in an acute mental health setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary clinical team and Inter agency working.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in partnership with service receivers and carers in the assessment, planning, delivery and review of care
  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in CPA / risk assessment and risk management skills
  • Demonstrate up to date evidence based knowledge for Professional Practice generally and the chosen specialty.

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