Mental Health Practitioner
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
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We are looking for registered mental health practitioners (qualified social workers, mental health nurses or occupational therapists) to be part of our team. Ideally, you will have been qualified for several years. You need to be able to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team and have experience of assessing, planning and implementing and reviewing care needs, risk assessment and management, and the ability to explore issues relating to the impact of health and social needs on mental health and well-being. We are aware you may not be familiar with the local resources or processes, however please do not worry we will naturally support you with the transition to community working.
Hyndburn and Ribble Valley CMHT covers some of the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley areas and you will be expected to work within those area's, visiting service users, from your base at The Mount, Accrington.
We are a friendly, dedicated, supportive and flexible team, who strive to provide the best care possible with the resources available within the local area. We are looking for individuals with a passion for community mental health, who will help us deliver excellent care to our Service Users.
We believe in leading people with integrity and kindness, ensuring that people feel happy and comfortable at work. We want to support people to work towards their development and career goals. We promote wellbeing and flexibility within the team, ensuring a good work life balance is achieved.
Main duties of the job
- To undertake mental health assessments including risk assessments within a multi-disciplinary assessment team. Working closely with the Consultant Psychiatrist, thus ensuring that there is a multidisciplinary team approac
- To be proficient in referring to other clinicians within the service or referring to other services/agencies where necessary
- To provide a fast, responsive service to assess individuals needs for access into mental health service
- Providing a communication structure between GPs , IAPT and secondary MH services in LCFT, non-statutory service to ensure the highest possible standards of patient car
- To provide mentoring and support for others
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.
The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.
Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role
Skills and Abilities
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).