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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/01/2021.

Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: J11-A-20-27731

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
Long Term Placement
Band 5

The Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is urgently recruiting for a band 5 Mental Health Practitoner to provide support to Intermediate Care Home Service. The post-holder will be required to assist with home assessments for virtual doctor clinics and therefore must be a car driver and experienced in community work. The service requires applicants to have demonstrable experience in venepuncture, observations e.g blood pressure and a positive and willing attitude.

Location: The post-holder will be a member of the Intermediate Care Home Team and will be working within Wokingham, West Berkshire and Reading.

Shifts/Hours: Service operational hours are 8-8pm. Shifts are either 8-4pm, 12-8pm or 8-8pm and includes weekend working.

Band 5 – example rate:

  • Day Rate - £15.66 per hour
  • Night/Sat Rate - £20.35 per hour
  • Sun/Bank Holiday Rate - £25.05 per hour


Must have:

  • Own vehicle
  • Be able to travel between sites/care homes
  • Appropriate knowledge of donning and doffing PPE as working with Covid-19 patients
  • Be able to undertake observations of vital signs, e.g. blood pressure, pulse, temperature, pulse oximetry
  • Be able to undertake venepuncture
  • A positive and willing attitude

Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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