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Mental Health Practitioner (RMN/OT/Social Worker)

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

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Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is suitable for registered Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists

Lancaster and Morecambe Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) are looking to recruit a qualified Band 6 Mental Health Nurse. The applicant would need to be registered with a professional regulating body. This is a permanent 37.5 hour contract. The successful candidate may be required to work in either the Non-Psychosis Service Line or the Psychosis Service Line and undertake CMHT tasks as required.

The team serves the population of Lancaster and Morecambe. It is an established team with a friendly and supportive culture. There is a visible and supportive leadership team who are committed to clinical supervision and professional development.

This is a demanding role in a busy service. Ideally, you will have current or previous experience of working within a mental health setting. Clinically confident in working with individuals with complex needs and be able to work effectively in a multi professional context. You should have a collaborative and enthusiastic approach as well as passion and commitment in developing and promoting recovery based approaches for adults with severe and enduring mental health needs.

The post requires that you are a good communicator, and are able to adopt a flexible, adaptable and proactive approach to your work

Main duties of the job

The main job role is to perform duties as a Care Coordinator and to undertake assessments for people who are referred into the service. As a Care Coordinator you will manage a caseload of service users with a range of complex needs. You will develop care plans and deliver evidence based interventions and treatments to patients alongside managing risks in the community.

Part of your role will require you to undertake the role of team duty worker. This role involves managing unplanned patient work within the team, responding to escalation of risk/crisis situations and may also include the triaging of new referrals.

There is an expectation that the successful candidate will take on some leadership activities such as contributing to the learning and development of junior team members taking a lead on/or contributing to projects identified by the South Lakes CMHT leadership team.

In return you will benefit from encouragement to continue to develop your own specialist knowledge and competence. Your development will be guided using clinical supervision, management supervision, Team/Peer support, internal and external training opportunities and the Trust's appraisal process.

The service is based at East Barns in Lancaster and Victoria House in Morecambe. The service is operational between the hours of 9.00am and 5pm however some out of hours and weekend working may be necessary to meet service demands.

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.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification Education/ Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification
  • Currently registered with professional regulating body
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions
  • Knowledge of the recovery model
  • Understanding of Care Programme Approach
  • Knowledge of current Mental Health policy/legislation
Experience Essential
  • Post registered experience required
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Risk assessment/management skills
  • Assessment skills
  • Therapeutic skills
  • Ability to work in partnership with service users, carers, advocates and other agencies and to liaise across professional boundaries

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