Senior Mental Health Practitioner

NHS Professionals - Fl
Competitive salary
25 Jan 2021
03 Feb 2021
Role Type
Start Date
JOB TITLE: Senior Mental Health Practitioner

The Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is urgently recruiting for band 6 Mental Health Nurse to provide support to the Wokingham Community Mental Health Team. The post-holder is expected to fill a care co-ordination role.

Location: Based at Wokingham Community Hospital

Shifts/Hours: Monday to Friday, flexible working hours between 09:00 to 17:00

Band 6 - Example Rate

Day Rate - £20.35 per hour

Night/Sat Rate - £26.16 per hour

Sun/Bank Holiday Rate - £31.97 per hour


The Wokingham Older Peoples Mental Health Service is looking for an enthusiastic and
caring Mental Health Practitioner to join our friendly, innovative, and integrated team. We are a multi-disciplinary team with specialist skills in caring for older people with mental health needs. The successful candidate must display a passion and understanding for working with Older
People. Knowledge of appropriate legislation such as the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act is key to this post.

  • To undertake initial, comprehensive assessments in a range of settings following acceptance of referral, considering the person's physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.
  • To initiate and carry out the agreed treatment plan.
  • To monitor and evaluate the agreed care plan, adjusting as appropriate in collaboration with the wider team by reporting in review or CPA meetings.
  • To manage and be responsible for an identified caseload of patients.
  • To have knowledge of a variety of therapeutic interventions including short term problem solving, crisis intervention and basic CBT techniques.
  • To develop and maintain effective liaison and communication with members of the Primary Care Team, Unitary Authority, Voluntary Organisations on matters relating to patient care.
  • To develop and lead relevant education programmes for formal and informal carers as a means of enhancing standards of care in the locality.
  • To provide specialist consultation and advice on issues relating to the care of older people with mental health problems to other professionals within the wider care community such as Residential Homes, Sheltered Housing, Day Centres etc.
  • To maintain accurate clinical documentation as per guidance.
  • To ensure adherence to Trust policies in relation to CPA AND Risk Assessment.

  • To advocate effectively on behalf of older people with mental health problems by attending related interest groups and forums within the locality, including Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Meetings.
  • To ensure each patient and their family have access to information relevant to their condition

In return for your hard work and your professional, caring, and reliable service you will have access to the following benefits:
  • Competitive, weekly pay
  • Access to the NHSP Stakeholder Pension
  • Paid annual leave and statutory maternity pay
  • Training and development opportunities

Registration with NHS Professionals is subject to employment history and reference checking and offers of registration are therefore conditional upon the receipt of satisfactory references.

For further information about the role, please contact

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