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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Adult and Specialist Mental Health
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Fulbourn Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Salary period
27/01/2021 23:59

Are you a qualified Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social worker?

Are you looking for new challenges and opportunities? 

Why not consider working for our Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team based in Cambridge.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and skilled Senior Mental Health Practitioner to join our team. The  Cambridge Crisis Resolution and  Home Treatment Team  provides 24/7 care to service users  experiencing an acute mental health  crisis as an alternative to hospital admission. The team is accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (HTAS) and has a strong focus on delivering high quality care to service users and their friends and family. 

The post offers the opportunity to work intensively with service users in crisis, undertaking assessments in the community and developing care plans as part of a multi disciplinary team. You will be responsible for leading care and treatment interventions and supervising junior staff in the delivery of care. The team  is embedded within an integrated  acute care pathway and works closely with inpatient wards and The First Response Service to deliver seamless care.

There is the opportunity for professional development in areas such as Non Medical Prescribing and AMHP training and leadership roles.

We welcome applications from staff with varying levels of experience, whether you have been working in the community or on wards, and offer relevant supervision and education to facilitate this transition.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Superb clinical and communication skills together with vision and enthusiasm to develop the mental health services;

  • Strong leadership and people management skills;

  • A dynamic approach with the ability to thrive on exciting challenges

  • The desire to develop their expertise;

  • Have a relevant degree and previous experience of working with patients with unstable conditions;

  • Have the expertise, passion and experience to make a real difference to caring for people;

  • Experience of working as a member of a full multi-disciplinary team.


Other benefits from joining us are:

  • Annual leave allowance 27 days plus bank holidays (depending on NHS service)

  • Pension scheme

  • Full-time/Part-time or job share opportunities

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Staff discount scheme

  • Professional leadership programs for experienced nurses through NHS Academy

  • Stress awareness training

  • Mindfulness training

  • Counselling service

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rachel Butterworth - Team Manager


01223 219593

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501