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Band 5 Mental Health Practitioner - NMC

Job Reference: 313-A-21-104582-MA

Employer:
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Location:
Leicester
Salary:
£25,655 - £31,534

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.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for Band 5 Mental Health Practitioner to join The Urgent Care and Access Pathway within our Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team. The posts are open to qualified Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social workers that have experience and knowledge of caring for people with an acute mental illness.

The role will involve dealing with and supporting highly distressed individuals. Referrals will be coming through via Mental Health Liaison Services, The Central Access Point (CAP) the Mental Health Urgent Care Hub.

You will need to demonstrate flexibility and a commitment to high standards of patient care. You are expected to support people as part of Home Treatment and be able to carry out an initial specialist mental health assessment’s including clinical risk assessment and to provide evidence based therapeutic interventions to the patients and carers. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential to this post and the ability to work alone and as part of a wider team. You will have an identified mentor/supervisor to guide and support you with the knowledge and skills required for this post and you will receive a regular clinical/managerial supervision and annual appraisal.

This service will operate 365 days a year over a 24-hour rotation providing cover day and night. Part of the role staff will be expected to work shift patterns which include regular nights.

The Team has close partnerships with Social Services, the voluntary sector, and the Primary Care Trusts.

We have a strong commitment to supervisory training and personal development reviews, from which you will benefit.

A full driving licence is essential, and 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.

For further information please contact Goomanee (Artee) Edgerton (Goomanee.Edgerton@leicspart.nhs.uk ) phone 07770734956, Rachel Preston              (rachel.preston@leicspart.nhs.uk phone 07717483539




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.



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