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Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-20-88841-MA3

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Bradgate Mental Health Unit - Crisis Team/CAP
Leicester & Leicestershire

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.

The Urgent Care pathway is the first contact for people who are experiencing a mental health crisis for which we are given additional funding to recruit more staff.

As a team we are looking for experienced practitioners from a variety of disciplines including nursing, social work, and occupational therapy. The teams all work closely together to provide timely access for service users. Our aim is for everyone who has contact with our teams to have a smooth seamless experience of care no matter which team they see.

Central Access Point- this is a newly established team. Anyone from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can call either for themselves or a relative. They will then be contacted by a practitioner who will review them by phone and initiate a care pathway for them. This team has a variety of shifts and works 7 days a week. The team is based at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit.

Crisis and Home treatment Team- this team is well established. The team provides face to face assessments for patient referred via the Central Access Point, various other neighbouring A&E departments including other crisis teams around the Country. It also provides a home treatment service for short term home treatment of individuals in a crisis, this consists of home visits from practitioners and also medical input.

Applicants with experience from other areas like the Learning Disabilities and Mental Health for Older Persons and CAHMS are invited to also apply.

LPT operate 2 car schemes car leasing and car salary sacrifice subject to meeting the acceptance criteria. If you currently hold a lease car through another NHS organisation it may be possible to transfer the agreement to LPT.

Any questions please contact Hlanga Ngwenya email: Tel: 07766985220 or Vicki Noble email: Tel: 07770701439

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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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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