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Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for permanent Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners to join The Mental Health Central Access Point. The posts are open to qualified Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers that have experience and knowledge of caring for people with an acute mental illness.

The key skills required for this role will be the ability to demonstrate excellent on-going assessment, risk assessment and problem-solving skills. The successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work independently, also demonstrate flexibility in the way they work and able to take on different roles within the pathway.

The job is a 24-hr rotational, and candidate will be expected to work night duty.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve dealing with and supporting highly distressed individuals.

Referrals to the Mental Health Central Access point come via health professionals or individuals and family can self-refer.

You will be expected to triage individuals via the phone and sign post them to appropriate services for follow up. Following triage these may move through the urgent access pathway and your role will be to make sure that this is a seamless pathway for the individual.

You will be expected to support healthcare support workers in decision making.

You will also be expected to co-ordinate a shift which also involves screening referrals according to urgency and allocating work to your colleagues

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A degree in mental health nursing
  • A diploma in mental health nursing
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Demonstrates skills in using electronic records
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to provide good quality care
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with patients with mental health problems.
  • Experience working with patient in a mental health crisis

UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Leicestershire Partnership Nhs Trust

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