Mental Health Practitioner
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 6 Nurse or OT to join the South Lakes Older Adult Community Mental Health Team for 22.5 hours per week. The team are looking for a dynamic colleague who shares our passion for ensuring that individuals enjoy great care and health regardless of age and diagnosis.
We are looking for a forward thinking, caring individual who has excellent leadership qualities and experience of working with mental health difficulties relating to the ageing process and people who have a dementia diagnosis. Experience in a care home setting is desirable.
One of the main roles of this post is to supervise, educate and support staff, manage referrals and to communicate team needs.
This person must be able to work as a member of a strong multi-disciplinary and a very progressive team.
Main duties of the job
Working within the integrated Community Mental Health Team as a senior practitioner to provide person centred, evidenced based care to support the needs of service users who are within the OA CMHT team including Memory Assessment Team, Care Home Liaison Team and CMHT to ensure that service users receive the best quality care and support in line with their changing complex mental health needs. Working closely with statutory and non-statutory organisations, care home staff, nurses, OT's, doctors and the wider MDT to maintain positive health, utilising occupation, formulation, observation and education to provide care plans to support needs.
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).