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Band 6 - Senior Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Registered Professional Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapist to join the Adult Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team based at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit. The key skills for this role will be the ability to demonstrate excellent ongoing assessment, problem solving and risk assessment skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work independently.

Why join us:

You will be supported to develop your career by completing a course in Non-Medical Prescribing (NMP) enhancing your professional development opportunities for registered nurses

You'll receive support both emotional and for your ongoing continuing professional development. We have regular one to ones where you can be frank, open and honest about matters affecting you and your work

You'll have access to a range of additional benefits such as discounted shopping, recognition schemes and various other packages you can draw from to help your work-life balance

You're part of a team. We work collaboratively with Psychiatrists, Nurses, Social Workers, OTs and others. The collective support and knowledge is there to enable you to do your work

We understand that you have a life outside of work and therefore offer a range of agile and flexible working opportunities for our staff you care and so do we.

Main duties of the job

The Role of a band 6 Mental Health Practitioner within the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment is to co-ordinate and provide specialist acute crisis psychiatric interventions and expertise to services users in crisis 24/7 per 52 weeks per year within their own home/residence

Provide a gate keeping service to the inpatient wards and community teams

To facilitate early discharge (Step Down) where appropriate and provide an effective viable alternative to hospital admission for clients in crisis by developing and individualised approach to the practical and functional needs of the service user.

To act as a role model and resource for junior/less experienced staff and students

The role is dynamic and requires specialist assessment of risk

The Adult Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment team is professional and diverse team to work with and will provide you with lots of experience across the acute sector

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 have 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
  • Full current UK Professional Registration (Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker) A relevant degree or diploma Current professional registration:
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrates skills in using electronic records Good interpersonal and communication skills Ability to provide good quality care Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills 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

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