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Mental Health Practitioner/Care Co-ordinator

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, skilled and enthusiastic Mental Health Practitioner (Band 6) to join the Mansfield Local Mental Health Team (LMHT). We are looking for applicants from a Mental Health nursing background who are looking at taking the next step in their career to join our team.

If you are a confident, experienced clinician looking for a new challenge and would like an opportunity to use your skills working in a busy, rewarding and supportive environment we would like to hear from you.

LMHT is a community-based service which operates Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Main duties of the job

The LMHTs provide mental health services for adults across Mansfield.

We help patients and their families cope with periods of severe mental illness and assess, plan and implement a personalised path of recovery. Some of our patients may require short term intervention, and sometimes longer-term care plans will be put in place.

We are seeking an enthusiastic team player, working within a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability and experience to manage complex cases in partnership with other agencies. In return the successful applicant will receive training and support to develop specific therapeutic skills to enable them to provide a high-quality service to our patients and their families.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career.

Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

This is a rewarding and vital role within the team, delivering treatment to our patients within a supportive environment. In return, we offer a vast range of benefits and opportunities.

Benefits of working at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity and Sick pay
  • Comprehensive induction and ongoing training
  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Working in a supportive environment
  • Retail Discounts
  • Option to purchase additional Annual Leave
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Preceptorship Programme
  • Staff Health and Wellbeing Services

Day to Day Duties:
  • Caseload management under the Care Programme Approach
  • Initial assessments and one-to-one interventions with service users.
  • To undertake and record comprehensive need/risk assessments, devise and implement treatment plans for service users.
  • To demonstrate the application of specialist skills and knowledge in order to maintain professional competence and fitness to practice as a nurse practitioner.
  • To establish and maintain robust communication networks with clients, carers, team members, other health care and social care workers within urgent care and the community
  • To use interpersonal skills in diffusing potentially emotive situations while undertaking assessments and pathway planning within acute settings.
  • To demonstrate high level communication skills.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.
Person Specification
  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health) to degree level or equivalent
  • Maintains current registration with the NMC or HCPC
  • Practice based educator qualification or equivalent (or prepared to undertake training)

  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration
  • Evidence of post registration/specialist qualification in specific service area or other formal training

  • Ability to work as part of an MDT
  • Good skills in assessment, intervention and evaluation of service users care
  • IT skills
  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Clinical supervision skills

  • Working within a mental health clinical setting

  • The ability to deal with and resolve conflict
  • Experience of working within adult community setting

  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments
  • Knowledge of Code of Practice

  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting care

  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery.

  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010
  • Ability to work to meet the needs to the service

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