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Band 5 - Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-21-104679-EE

Employer:
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Department:
Central Access Point
Location:
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
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.


 

Band 5 - Mental Health Practitioner

£25,655 - £31,534 (Full time, Flexible Working)

Does making a difference to the lives of patients motivate and inspire you?

Do you have the Passion, Drive and Ability to deliver high quality compassionate care?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for permanent Band 5 RMNs to join The Urgent Care and Access Pathway and will be based with the Mental Health Central Access Point. 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. All referrals will be coming through:

  • GP,
  • self-referrals,
  • family and friends can refer
  • other professionals.

The Central Access Point (CAP) is where all these will be triaged. Following triage these may move through the access pathway which will also involve the Mental Health Urgent Care Hub (MHUCH) and the Crisis Resolution and Home treatment Team (CRHT) depending on the outcome of the triage assessment.

The Key skills required for this role will be the ability to demonstrate excellent on-going assessment, risk assessment and problem-solving skills. The successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work independently, also demonstrate flexibility in the way they work and able to take on different roles within the pathway

This service operates 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.

For further information please contact:

Hlanga Ngwenya

Tel: 07766985220

Email: sihlanganisiwe.ngwenya@leicspart.nhs.uk

or

Vicki Noble

Email: Vicki.noble@leicspart.nhs.uk

 




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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