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Band 7 Clinical Lead Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-21-95392-SG

Employer:
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Department:
Adult Mental Health
Location:
Leicester
Salary:
£38,890 - £44,503

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.


LEICESTERSHIRE PARTNERSHIP TRUST

Mental Health Directorate

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Senior Mental Health Practitioner – Band 7

(based in Primary Care)

Are you passionate about mental health?

This summer we’ve been recruiting for a brand new mental health role to
work alongside our GP partners. To date we’ve had 14 MHP’s join our team and they’re already starting to make an impact in our local communities. There are a further 10 MHP opportunities to join our team and work with the following Primary Care Networks: North West Leicestershire, Charnwood and Leicester City.

Want to know more about the new mental health practitioner roles?

You will be assigned to one of the twenty-five Primary Care Network's (PCNs) across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to work autonomously in GP Practice to provide mental health leadership and implement clinical processes. In addition to undertaking mental health assessments you will take on a caseload of highly complex service users to provide therapeutic interventions and coordinate their care. Ideal candidates will also be qualified to prescribe and support with medication changes.

The Role:

Whilst a full Job and Person specification is attached to this advert, key elements of the role will include (but not be limited to):

  • Providing specialist clinical knowledge and interventions to service users in primary care setting. This will include working with the practice team to support service users with highly complex mental health needs/serious mental illness.
  • Developing and implementing clinical processes that contributes towards the continuous improvement of mental health provision across the primary care network (multiple GP practices)
  • Providing best practice training, mentorship and guidance to mental health practitioners and other roles within the primary care/ neighbourhood MDT
  • Managing a caseload of highly complex service users, working closely with the locality secondary mental health service, to maintain care plans and avoid escalation to: It is expected that this will equate to 50% of the working week.
  • To perform the duties of a non-medical prescriber, ensuring that appropriate medication is prescribed, monitored and administered in line with current best practice and the Trust Medicines Management Policy.

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Have the qualifications and experience as highlighted in the Person Specification.
  • Be an experienced clinician with proven skills in working with people who have a range of highly complex mental health needs, demonstrating practice that is evidence-based and innovative.
  • Preferably have some experience of working closely with or within primary care.
  • Demonstrate adaptability, excellent communication skills and self-motivation.
  • Be able to demonstrate appreciation of service users needs and a track record of improving care (at interview stage)
  • Non-medical prescribing experience is desirable but not essential

Why work with us:

It is an exciting time for mental health services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We are rated as the most improved area in the country after making many improvements to our services over the last 18 months. Our community offer is undergoing a major transformation and with this will bring opportunities for progression, personal development and further training. This role is significant in moving towards an integrated care system approach and successful candidates will be trailblazing this new approach.

We are committed to a recovery and person centred approach that focuses on helping individuals to identify their strengths and potential to maintain their own mental health and well-being. Leicester is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the UK and therefore we welcome applications from people from a range of backgrounds who reflect and understand the socio-cultural barriers people face.

We are committed to supporting our staff and provide a range of psychologically informed and profession specific supervision as well as a Trust-wide health and well-being offer.

If successfully shortlisted you will be invited to an interview which will consist of a presentation and an interview (via MS Teams).

To date, we have recruited 14 Mental Health Practitioners (MHP’s) to work with the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Primary Care Networks. We are still looking to recruit an additional 10 MHP’s to work in the following areas: North West Leicestershire, Charnwood and Leicester City.

For further information / informal enquiries, please organise via Georgina Kelly, Business Support Officer:georgina.kelly5@nhs.net or mobile: 07342 056789.




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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