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Mental Health Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Salary based on full time hours
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Mental Health Practitioner, to join our friendly and professional team, currently based across two Basepoint locations -- Havant and Gosport.

Our Crisis Service covers Havant, Waterlooville, Bordon, Petersfield, Fareham and Gosport, therefore a car driver is essential. This role will be focused on working within our Crisis and Assessment Team, providing a 4 hour response to service users who present in a self defined crisis, to complete holistic assessments and make a comprehensive decision on treatment required such as Intensive Home Treatment Team or admission to Hospital.

We also provide clinical support to the Safehaven Service, based in Leigh Park seven days a week, out of hours, alongside MIND and Inclusion. The service provides an out of hour's responsive assessment and treatment facility for service users presenting in a self defined crisis.

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, which supports individuals at home who are experiencing an acute mental health crisis and who require intensive input in order to remain in the community, averting hospital admission where possible, whilst also supporting individuals along their journey through the Acute Care Pathway from the hospital environment to home.

Main duties of the job
To contribute to the provision of intensive home-based treatment, as an alternative to hospital admission, providing a 24-hour service across the acute care pathway. To work proactively in accordance with the principles of social inclusion, promoting independence and recovery.
About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities

*To ensure the provision of intensive home-based treatment, as an alternative to hospital admission.

*To undertake ongoing assessment, implementation and evaluation of care needs of a changing caseload of service users within their home environment.

*To work closely with the inpatient units ensuring the effective transition of care across the acute pathway.

*Ensuring the regular attendance at ward rounds, professionals meetings to identify service users who may benefit from the Hospital at Home Service.

*Liaise closely with Community Treatment Teams ensuring the safe discharge of service users following a period of treatment with the Hospital at Home Service.

*To work as a lead practitioner in managing a flexible, team-based caseload.

*To mentor, supervise and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students.

*To lead the care for a specified group of service users.

*To work in a 24-hour service, on a shift basis.

*To ensure the completion of a rota system, ensuring adequate staffing levels are maintained over a 24-hour period.

*To undertake supervision and appraisal for a defined number of junior staff.

*To proactively work in accordance with the principles of social inclusion, promoting independence and recovery.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Mental Health Practitioner or O.T.
  • Computer skills
  • Significant post qualifying experience

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