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Mental Health Practitioner - Band 6

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
To all interested candidates the job role is for a Band 6 (AFC) MHP. You will be employed by the MHUCH but will be part of the Urgent care pathway family. This includes PSAU, CAP, CRT and MHLS.

The MHUCH (Hub) was set up in response to a national request to divert patients who are in a mental health crisis and would ordinarily be asked to attend to A&E, may be taken to A&E by other emergency services or who may self-present at A&E.

This is on a referral basis and has no facilities for walk in or self- presentation.

The Hub provides an alternative location for patients to receive an assessment and minor clinical interventions for deliberate self-harm and overdoses (when it is clinically safe to do so).

This service doesn't replace accident and emergency for patients who require immediate medical intervention or have life threatening injuries must still be directed to the nearest A&E.

The service operates on an appointment basis over 24 hours and 7 days a week.

As a MHP you will be responsible to supporting HCSW's to undertake required physical health observations, undertake mental health triage or core and risk assessments and confidently seek support from medical team or senior staff, if requiring my guidance regarding presentation.

This is a 12.5 hours shift role, for 37.5 hours per week and this will be completed over both day and night provision.

The MHUCH team are an enthusiastic, supportive team. Please apply if you are motivated to invest in this.

Main duties of the job

The expectation is that to achieve this you will be able to work autonomously, taking responsibility for care, quality and clinical activity for a designated caseload of service users To contribute to care quality performance and clinical activity by providing professional leadership and guidance, clinical advice and management in relation to the key dimensions of health care quality: Patient safety The effectiveness of all health care interventions Patient experience The environment in which care is delivered To participate in the effective clinical leadership of the team. To actively contribute to the improvement of service and quality of care provision to meet the needs of service users, service users and their families. To act as role model and participate in the education, development and mentorship of other staff. To work collaborate with other clinicians and within with wider health, social care and voluntary sector communities as appropriate and promote the role of the Mental Health Practitioner to all stakeholders. To foster a culture of networking in an open and transparent approach with internal and external partnerships and between all stakeholders. Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of evidenced based care to a group of service users according to changing healthcare needs and varying levels of complexity.

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
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the Trusts Behaviours
  • Valuing one another
  • Recognising and valuing people's differences
  • Working together
  • Taking personal responsibility
  • Always learning and improving
  • Qualifications
  • (Equivalent qualifications will be considered where their equivalency can be demonstrated)
  • Current professional registration: Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, physiotherapist or psychologist
  • Evidence of relevant postgraduate registration training and development in particular motivational interviewing, brief solution focussed interventions, cognitive and behavioural approaches and psychosocial interventions to enable the management of a caseload of stage measured at
  • You must demonstrate the required criteria at all stages indicated
  • Application form, Interview, Test Presentation service users with complex needs
  • Knowledge and Skills
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and work effectively with others
  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently, able to problem solve and prioritise own and others work
  • Demonstrates planning and organisational skills
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility dependent upon work priorities
  • Able to make judgements based on evidence based practice and translate this for use in the clinical team environment
  • To be able to demonstrate understanding of current developments in the NHS and their implications for leadership and quality care for clients/service users
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Ability to operate a computer to use standard Office programmes and Electronic Patient Record Systems
  • Experience (both work and life related)
  • Significant post registration/qualification experience of working with service users with complex mental health needs
  • You must demonstrate the required criteria at all stages indicated
  • Application form, Interview, Test Presentation
  • Significant experience of undertaking comprehensive mental health assessments
  • Demonstrates motivation and commitment to providing high quality service user centred care and patient education
  • Personal Attributes
  • Emotional resilience
  • Physically capable for performing the role and responsibilities expected of the post holder
  • Standard Requirements
  • Commitment to Equality & Valuing Diversity Principles
  • Understanding of Confidentiality & Data Protection
  • Understanding of the service users of the Trust (which could include lived experience of
  • conditions the Trust deals with or of receiving services relevant to those the Trust provides)
  • Mobility
  • Own transport or suitable alternative. Dependence on public transport is not suitable for this role
  • You must demonstrate how you would meet the stated mobility requirement on your application form
  • Non-medical Prescriber or willing to work towards (those
  • with NMC Registration only)
Experience Essential
  • Previous mental health experience with patients in clinical setting.
  • Preferably for a minimum of two years

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

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Leicestershire Partnership Nhs Trust

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