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Mental Health Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Part Time
Fixed Term - 12 Months

Rossendale & Hyndburn Community Mental Health Team are seeking to appoint a Band 6 Community Mental Health Practitioner. This post provides the opportunity for a forward thinking and experienced individual to develop and implement safe, sound and supportive services that embrace the provision of holistic care. With a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary working and the principles laid out in the Recovery Model, you will need to be an innovative thinker and be able to form effective relationships. You must be a registered mental health practitioner, with excellent leadership and clinical skills.

You must have significant post qualification experience in clinical work with service users experiencing a range of mental health problems

You need to be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and have experience of assessing, planning and implementing and reviewing care needs.

You will also need to have a working knowledge of the care programme approach, risk assessment and management, and the ability to explore issues relating to the impact of health and social needs on mental health and well-being.

Main duties of the job

To undertake mental health assessments including risk assessments within a multi-disciplinary assessment team. Working closely with the Consultant Psychiatrist, thus ensuring that there is a multidisciplinary team approach.

To be proficient in referring to other clinicians within the service or referring to other services/agencies where necessary.

To provide a fast, responsive service to assess individuals needs for access into mental health services.

Providing a communication structure between GPs , IAPT and secondary MH services in LCFT, non-statutory service to ensure the highest possible standards of patient care.

To provide mentoring and support for others.

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
  • Recognised Core Mental Health Professional Qualification (e.g. RMN, SW, OT)
Knowledge Essential
  • In-depth knowledge of mental health problems
  • In-depth knowledge of issues that impact upon people with mental health problems
  • Detailed knowledge of the impact of risk and protective factors that affect people with mental health problems
Experience Essential
  • Post qualification experience of clinical work with service users experiencing a range of mental health problems
  • Experience of delivering evidence based interventions in a time-limited framework
  • Evidence of assessment across a broad range of mental health problems

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