Police Triage Community Mental Health Practitioner

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Apr 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and we can offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

Are you a Mental Health Nurse (RMN) looking for a new opportunity to work in an organisation that will help you develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be? If so, you're in luck.

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has an opportunity to join our team in South West Staffordshire St Georges Hospital. We are an award-winning team and when you come to work with us, we will help you reach your full potential. Not only that, we will actively seek opportunities to share the great things you are doing, with others locally, regionally, and nationally.

As an experienced Mental Health Nurse from the NHS or private sector, you'll join a team that works in close partnership with Staffordshire Police and Mental Health Services, and you'll join a Trust that puts people at the heart of what we do.

Your career with us will be enjoyable and rewarding as you develop specialist skills and make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable people in society.

It's a career that you can take pride in and enjoy, and together we can make life better for our

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

We pride ourselves on the services provided to support with the well-being of all of our employees both physically and mentally and offer counselling support and lifestyle information. Opportunities for flexible working are also available depending on the role.

We encourage career development provided by in house training programs and coaching support.

As part of our strong commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, we welcome applications from candidates who meet the specific criteria, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical and/or mental disability or offending background.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

Check out the videos below showcasing why you should grow your career here with us at MPFT:

Why Work for Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

Development and Progression Within Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

What is it like to be a Mental Health Nurse in a community setting at MPFT? - YouTube

Assessing Mental Health crisiss and delivering safe and effective home treatment for an identified client group in accordance with that persons wellbeing and recovery action plan where one exists or creating such a plan where not.

This Service will be open and accessible to people over the age of 16 years, where emotional distress is a significant factor in necessitating contact with Police services and/or where it is believed that they may have a mental illness, learning disability, or misuse substances, who come into contact with the police outside of custody.

Working primarily between Monday and Friday, with the potential of some weekend working to meet service user, carer and family needs. Hours of work will be split between two shifts: 09:30-17.30 and 16.00-03.30

You will need suitable access to travel between a large geographical area.

What you will be doing:
  • Leading on the assessment of people referred to the service.
  • You will enable persons in contact with the Police service with a mental disorder, learning disability, or substance misuse, to have equitable access to care.
  • You will endeavour to provide clear liaison with all agencies involved in the Health and Police pathways, making sure that services are fully aware of all relevant information pertaining to current and historic risks.
  • You will facilitate effective communication between the Police, social care and local mental health, learning disability and drug and alcohol services in conjunction with the B3 staff who support the Community Triage Team.
  • You must act at all times with due regard to any legal (e.g. MHA, MCA) and/or professional (e.g. NMC Code of Conduct) and/or MPFT/Staffordshire Police policy/procedure guidance.
  • The completion of Risk assessments and communication of any identified changes to all relevant parties as part of the risk management process.

What you will get:
  • An annual salary of up to £39,027 (37.5 hours per week) depending on experience
  • 35 - 41 days annual leave including bank holidays(depending on length of service)
  • Ongoing career development and training
  • NHS Pension Scheme one of the most comprehensive and generous schemes in the UK
  • Wellbeing support, such as access to the MPFT Staff Psychology Service, and additional wellbeing days, along with activities throughout the year
  • Annual recognition event recognising our employees who live and breathe our values
  • Flexible working opportunities

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, a cycle to work scheme, an annual leave purchase scheme, and much more!

Things that you will have:
  • A relevant nursing qualification and registration RMN
  • Patient-facing nursing experience within the past 1 year
  • Strong team-working skills
  • A high level of self-motivation and a flexible approach
  • A positive attitude and be naturally caring and compassionate
  • A commitment to high-quality care and values and evidence-based practice
  • Excellent teamwork skills, and professionalism

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Be a Registered Mental-health professional (Nurse/OT/Social Worker)
  • Non medical prescribing qualification
Experience Essential
  • Have at least 12 months post-registration experience
  • Previous experience of working in Substance Misuse

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