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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
The Cavell Centre
£30,401 - £37,267 pa pro rata
27/08/2019 23:59

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

Interested? Why not consider working for our Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team based in Peterborough. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Senior Mental Health Practitioner to join our team. We work closely with the three day assessment unit and have close links with the treatment and recovery wards. We also work alongside our First Response Service, our liaison services and community teams.

The post offers the opportunity to work intensively with service users in crisis, undertaking assessments in the community and developing plans of care as part of a strong multi disciplinary team. You will be responsible for leading care and treatment interventions and supervising junior staff in the delivery of care. The team works within an integrated care system which provides a Mental Health Service, seven days a week, 24 hours a day within an acute and recovery ward setting.

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 including ward based and offer relevant supervision and education to facilitate this transition.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

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

  • Strong team leading and people management skills;

  • Thrive on exciting challenges and want to develop their skills;

  • 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

  • New hire bonus of £1500, please see attached terms and conditions

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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

 Laura Oselton Team Manager on 01733 776029

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

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