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Mental Health Crisis Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 practitioner to join the Central Home Treatment Team.

The Central Home Treatment Team offer 24 hour support to service users, and their families/carers, who are suffering from mental health concerns that would otherwise require admission to an acute in patient environment.

There is a strong focus on a recovery model and effective risk management to provide quality care in a community setting.

Various hours are considered, please get in touch to discuss!

Main duties of the job

The Central Home Treatment Team are always striving towards excellence in service delivery and ensuring that the Trust values are achieved. The successful applicant will be dynamic and forward thinking with the ability to work as part of a Team and in partnership with local services.

There will be an expectation that the successful applicant will undertake night duty and shift work as part of their role.

The Central Home treatment team also provide intervention to Willow House the Crisis support house based in Chorley, The Haven service at times there will be a need for the successful candidate to undertake these roles.

Successful applicants will be provided with a full induction and appraisal to formulate a Personal Development Plan and to identify training and development needs.

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 Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • CQSW,CSS, DipSW or equivalent and/or experience relevant to the post.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of CPA Care Co-ordinators role
  • Able to provide evidence that they can work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate advanced Risk Assessment and Risk Management skills
  • Able to manage own time and prioritise workload
Skills Essential
  • Demonstrate understanding of Health & Safety policies, procedures and effects on practice
  • Ability to manage complex situations, prioritise and delegate tasks appropriately
  • Demonstrate understanding of how research has influenced their practice
  • Able to demonstrate and understand the concept of community care and the need to develop good networks

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