This job has expired

Duty Practitioner

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

View more

Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has recently become available and are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic, and motivated Duty Practitioner to join our team,based at the 136 Suite at Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge.

The ideal candidate will have a commitment to teamwork, a sense of accountability, plus an ability to work under pressure.

The post holders will be part of a team working 24/7 to provide a high quality and dedicated specialist service to those in mental health crisis, who have been detained by the police under Section 136 Mental Health Act

Main duties of the job

Ensuring appropriate access and use of the s136 facility is in place. To act in an educational and advisory capacity in relation to legislation and the running of the 136 suite.

The post holder will have continuing 24 hour responsibility for the nursing care and management of the clinical area. This will include effective team leadership, acting as an experienced clinician in acute and rehabilitation services.

The post holder will ensure that an effective therapeutic environment exists for patients and that students are provided with excellent learning opportunities.

You will provide the leadership skills required to motivate and develop staff to their maximum potential in order to attain the highest standards in the delivery of care to patients. It is expected that the post holder will be predominately ward based and work with the Modern Matron in line with national guidelines and recommendations.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • To co-ordinate the response to medical, psychiatric emergencies on the hospital site.
  • To deploy staff in urgent/emergency situations to achieve safe staffing levels within available resources.
  • To ensure the requirements of the Mental Health Act 2007 and other statutory regulations are observed and implemented.
  • To ensure that all staff comply with Trust policies and procedures.To ensure that Risk Management and Health & Safety requirements are implemented.
  • To be conversant with the Major Incident and Fire Evacuation Procedures.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant professional mental health qualification to degree or diploma level
  • Training relevant to Practice
Experience Essential
  • To have an understanding of Individuals with Complex needs
  • To be able to manage /supervise other staff
  • Knowledge of up to date legislation, national and local polices relating to the Section 136 Police holding powers
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • The ability to work as a reflective Leader
  • Demonstrate flexibility
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • To be forward thinking and positive in approaches to changes that takes place to meet the needs of the service
  • An ability to interact effectively with staff from all disciplines
  • Good interpersonal boundaries
  • Skills in self management and time management
  • Completed Training in Leadership or in the process of completing a Leadership course
Knowledge & Understanding Essential
  • Good Knowledge of the Mental Health Act utilised in the prisons and court
  • Clear understanding of NICE Guidelines and their implementation
  • To provide teaching and training to other staff
  • Demonstrate High quality risk assessment knowledge base
  • ENB 998/or equivalent
Physical Requirements Essential
  • To be able to travel between locations as required

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert