Mental Health Practitioner - Band 6 - Crisis Assessment Position

Posted 21 June by Hunter AHP & Mental Health
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Passionate in what you do? Care about the community and mental health? Want to work in the best NHS team possible? The read on!

We are looking for the very best mental health practitioner to work with our client in West London. If you’re looking for your next challenge, congratulations! You’ve just found it!

Here are the top-level details:

  • Job Title: Mental Health PractitionerBand 6
  • Location: West London
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Schedule: Shift Rota – Shift patterns are 08:00 till 21:30  (12.5hrs ) with 1 hr Break - Our Night shift pattern is 21:15hrs till 08:15hrs (10hrs) with 1 hr break  - Please note that the successful staff will not be working nights for a long period of time  3 -4 months while they understand our systems.
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Rate of pay: £27 p/h umbrella days
  • Must holder a Valid Full UK Drivers License

A Day in the Life in a crisis team:

As a Mental Health Practitioner specialising in adults, you will play a crucial role in delivering NHS community mental health services. Your responsibilities will include:

The post holder will offer interventions, advice and support on telephone and undertake first response face to face crisis assessments in a variety of settings. They will ensure that service users receive the most appropriate care and treatment following triage and assessment, referring to the most appropriate mental health provision or signposting to the relevant services. This may include providing intensive community based treatment/support services as an alternative to in-patient admission, brief interventions or pathway planning.

The post holder will deliver the gatekeeping function for admission to inpatient mental health units and offer in reach work in wards to facilitate discharges. They will plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care for clients in crisis with acute mental health problems in the community, and coordinate activities with other professionals and agencies. The post holder will also provide advice, support, and information to service users, carers, GPs and other professionals requesting information regarding a crisis situation.

The post holder will have significant opportunities to contribute to current exciting service development initiatives and help implement the service’s aims and objectives and to maintain team systems and processes for effective team and service provision, including outcome measures and audit under the direction of the Senior Practitioners.

They will be active in the promotion and use of evidence-based practice through the provision of clinical advice and support; acting as a role model; and providing education and training where appropriate. They will liaise closely with carers, both statutory and non-statutory services, emergency services, and 3rd sector services. They will work closely with local services Single Point of Access providing rapid response to mental health crisis situations where necessary and appropriate to decrease the number of unnecessary presentations to A&E. The post holder will also deliver supervision for junior colleagues.

Requirements and qualifications required for this role:

  • Current and valid registration with the NMC.
  • Proven experience within a Crisis Team or Psych Liaison experience.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Commitment to providing high-quality patient care.
  • Members of staff should be a driver and have Crisis Team or Psych Liaison experience.

Benefits of working with Hunter Gatherer Mental Health:

  • Quick & simple online registration.
  • Join the community and be part of a network of like-minded, conscientious locums with shared values for patients and clients.
  • As part of the HG Ventures Group of Companies you’ll get bi-weekly payments you can trust.
  • Represented by Mental Health sector experts, we listen, understand your needs, and represent you professionally.
  • A long-term relationship based on trust and understanding.
  • Access to the very best roles nationwide.
  • As part of the Hunter Gatherer Mental Health network, you will be appropriately marketed, in a consultative manner, taking the burden of business development away from you.
  • Market knowledge, advice and knowledge sharing on market trends and opportunities.
  • Access to exclusive Hunter Mental Health events and discounted CPD.
  • Customer service, it’s a simple philosophy but one we are passionate about.

How to apply:

If this job sounds perfect for you, please call our team on .

You could also send your CV to to find out more about other Mental Health Nursing roles we have available.

Not available for this position? Recommend a friend or colleague! We operate a simple and transparent scheme – we pay you £250 for a successful placement (qualifying period applies).

About us:

Hunter Gatherer Mental Health are one of the UK’s leading specialist Mental Health recruitment agencies.

Our job is to listen, respond and support you in your career goals. To understand your needs and partner with you to help you achieve them. We’ll always be by your side finding you the right job at the right time, with friendly, caring service. What’s more, we pay leading rates with multiple pay runs each week, so you’ll never be left waiting. Just one of the reasons for our group's excellent 4.7 Google rating.

Oh, and we’re also one of the top 10 UK Best Small Companies to Work For…

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