Community Mental Health Practitioner

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 6 Unscheduled Care Practitioner who has the relevant qualifications and experience in Acute Mental Health. The team is based in Carmarthen, West Wales.

The Crisis resolution and home treatment service provides intensive support and treatment for people experiencing mental health related crisis and offers alternatives to in-patient care. The post holder will assess and home treat people who are experiencing mental health crisis. The CRHT works collaboratively with other mental health service providers and is committed to providing care for service users and their families / carers within the least restrictive environment.

Interested individuals will be expected to be enthusiastic, flexible to service needs, and committed to the working ethos of the CRHT model. The Team operates a shift system covering 24 hours, 7 days per week between CRHT and Liaison. The ability to travel between sites in a timely manner is essential.

Main duties of the job

Applicants will have significant experience working in an acute adult mental health setting and will require a sound knowledge of current issues pertaining to mental health, crisis intervention, home treatment and Liaison.

Comprehensive Assessment, Risk Assessment and Management skills within the context of CTP are essential, as are excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Applicants will be encouraged to contribute to the team's development of educational programme within the general hospitals. The ability to manage time and prioritise workload is fundamental to effective service delivery.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh isdesirablefor this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Wide range of experience within a service related setting
  • Demonstrates achievements in developments of care standards/procedures guidelines
  • Demonstrates effective team working
  • Use of IT skills
  • Demonstrates research and audit experience
  • Clinical Audit experience
Qualifications & Knowledge Essential
  • Professional Qualification/Registration from recognised body - ie: RMN, OT, Social Worker (2)
  • Post registration experience
  • Demonstrate an understanding of relevant legislation ie: Mental Health Act, Capacity Act, Mental Health (Wales) Measure
  • Post-basic education in the area of practice to postgraduate diploma level
  • Relevant degrees
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner
  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)

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