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Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-21-91584-AW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Liaison Psychiatry
Band 6

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner

Department: The Emergency Department and all wards in an acute hospital.

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you want to work in an environment where no two days are the same?

As a result of national guidance, our local commissioning group have changed how our Mental Health Triage team, Liaison Psychiatry and Psycho-Oncology services are to be delivered in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We have a number of opportunities available in the new CORE 24 service based across the Emergency Department and all wards in the University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust (UHL). The priority of Liaison Psychiatry is to bridge the gap between physical and mental health, by undertaking high quality holistic assessments for individuals within the Acute General Hospital, experiencing mental health issues, physical illness and distress.

We’re looking for experienced Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners who are Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers or Occupational Therapists.

The team provides a variety of services, including face to face mental health assessments in a variety of setting; these include the emergency department and all wards across three different sites with a range of specialities. The service also provides on going mental health advice for people who have either attended the Emergency Department at the Leicester Royal Infirmary or have been referred from any ward and under the care of UHL.

We operate 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. Practitioners are expected to work a shift pattern that includes nights.

The team is dynamic and fast moving and requires Practitioners to work autonomously. You must have excellent clinical skills, be able to demonstrate an ability to complete comprehensive mental state examinations, thoroughly assess patient safety and risk, formulate safe and effective risk management plans and document this clearly. You should have experience of mental health nursing, including crisis care in a variety of settings including community; you will be able work autonomously with awareness of when to seek advice.

You will hold a sound working knowledge of common mental health disorders, the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act. A sound knowledge of the interface between physical and mental health is essential as well as experience of working with all ages, in any setting.

For further information please contact

Michelle Churchill Team Lead for Mental Health Triage on 07912945648

Alison Heathcote, Team Lead for Mental Health Triage on0792 028 8531,

Harjit Nijjer, Team Lead for Liaison Services on 0116 225 6879.

Applicants are strongly advised to come and meet the team and visit the working area.


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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