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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/10/2021.

Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner (NMC)

Job Reference: 313-A-21-103832-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester Royal Infirmary
£32,306 /£34,172 /£39,027

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.
Mental Health Urgent Care Hub - Bradgate Mental Health Unit

Are you looking for a new challenge?

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

We have a number of opportunities available across the Urgent Care Pathway. Both at the Mental Health Urgent Care Hub and in Mental Health Liaison Team 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.

The Mental Health Liaison Service 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 ongoing 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.

The Mental Health Urgent Care hub provides face to face mental health assessments at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit who have been referred into the service by other professionals including EMAS, the police and the Central Access Point.

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:

Charlotte Bentley

Or Michelle Churchill

Katie Abram

Applicants are strongly advised to come and meet the team and visit the working area. Secondments into the Urgent Care and Access pathway will be considered.

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

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

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

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. 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.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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

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