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Senior Practitioner




You will work as a Band 6 Senior Practitioner with the Hospital Liaison Team in providing high quality, evidence-based, holistic assessments to patients attending Accident and Emergency or admitted to general ward within the hospital who present with additional mental health needs. Assessments must be completed in line with your professional code of conduct and Trust policies. You will assess, plan, implement and evaluate packages of care based upon individual service user needs, under the guidance of the Team Leader as per NICE guidance. The team works closely with the 2 other teams which form the Urgent Care Pathway – Crisis Response and Home First - to respond to urgent and emergency mental health crisis. The team also help to cover the 111 Option 2 telephone contact service and a part of your role will be to take calls from service users contacting this service.

The team has the support of Band 3 Health Care Assistants and you will be required to ensure these junior colleagues have access to clinical support during the shift.

As required by your manager, you will have responsibility for the day to day co-ordination of the shifts within the Crisis Response Team.
You will be expected to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services; providing a 7-day a week, 24-hours a day service for 365 days a year working shifts where appropriate and operationally required.

Shifts are 11.5 hours with an hour break time. Ability to work some night shifts is essential.

In delivering your duties you are expected to display behaviours that are aligned with the Trust values and in accordance with the NHS Constitution at all times.


Please note that this role outline serves to provide an illustrative example of the duties and responsibilities you may be expected to undertake during the course of your normal duties. It is not an exhaustive list and you will therefore be required to undertake other responsibilities and duties that are considered to be commensurate with the band.

Core Clinical Function

• Provide comprehensive assessment and care planning in line with the requirements of the Mental Health Care Clusters
• Produce accurate and timely documentation on all service users in line with your professional code of conduct and Trust policy.
• Triage of referrals received and to ensure a timely response and accurate allocation of referrals received according to risks.
• Participate in the planning and ongoing review of service users either awaiting assessment or allocation for continuing care to ensure care provided is effective and safe
• Provide practical support, advice, signposting and education to service users, carers and other disciplines.
• Have an awareness of other statutory and voluntary service provisions to signpost service users for appropriate care.
• Responsible for the recording of all patient related activity information onto Paris.
• Carry out risk assessment of the individual and of the potential hazards in the service user’s environment.
• Report and document incidents as required.
• Provide education and support to develop service users understanding of mental illness.
• Be competent in use of relevant screening and assessment tools.
• Support the induction and ongoing development of newly qualified nursing staff.
• Participate in audit and research.

If you are interested please apply .

Thank you

If this job interests you please get in touch with this recruiter via email or phone.

Shehar Bano


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