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Mental Health Practitioner

NHS Professionals - Fl
Church Hill House, Bracknell.
Competitive salary
Closing date
15 Sep 2021
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The Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is urgently recruiting for band 6 Mental Health Nurse to provide support to the Community Mental Health Team at Church Hill House. The post-holder is expected to fill a senior care co-ordination role on an ongoing basis starting ASAP . Berkshire Healthcare are looking for the ideal candidate to be either a Band 5 or Band 6.

Location: Church Hill House, Bracknell

Shifts/Hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00

Length of Role:Starting ASAP until the 10th May 2022

Band 5 & 6 Rate -

Day Rate - £ 16.44 - £20.35 per hour

Night/Sat Rate - £ 21.14 - £26.16 per hour

Sun/Bank Holiday Rate - £ 25.83- £31.97 per hour

Length of Role - Starting from the 10th May 2021 on an ongoing basis.


1. Clinical a. The post holder will be responsible for the formulation, execution and evaluation of a care plan for a designated number of patients who may present with significant complexity within a multidisciplinary team.

b. The post holder will ensure that each individual plan is developed in consultation/agreement with the patient and informed by the wider multidisciplinary team.

c. The post holder will be responsible for identifying the specific interventions and skills required from the multidisciplinary team to deliver the plan of care and expected health/social outcomes which are evidence based and lead to recovery and minimise risk.

d. The post holder will be responsible for devising a crisis plan with each individual patient and alerting the Urgent Care services as required.

e. The post holder will operate within the principles of recovery and reduce dependence on Secondary Mental Health Services enabling a planned integration into local community facilities and then discharge as part of the patient's recovery plan.

f. As an experienced mental health practitioner the post holder will direct and supervise students.

g. The post holder will be a member of the Bracknell Community Mental Health Team and as such will be mainly based at the CMHT and work within its hours of operation.


Care delivery

a. To communicate complex and sensitive information and advice to service users, carers and professionals, including information about diagnosis and prognosis, to find ways of enabling the information to be understood, providing empathy and reassurance.

b. To maintain and develop relationships with professionals external to the area of service, service users and their significant others (where appropriate) within area of service/specialism.

c. To be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating of specialist care, including evaluating the work of junior staff. And to be responsible for developing care packages and programmes of care, including the involvement of multi-agency input around the service users needs.

d. To provide effective analysis of a range of facts and inputs to establish and apply an evidenced based formulation and options of care that can be negotiated with the service users and appropriate judgments made that best improve the opportunity of the service users recovery and which mitigates risk to themselves or others.

e. To formulate and design physical interventions as part of the service users care plan, ensuring that clinical policies and procedures are followed correctly and risks inherent in any procedures are minimised.

f. To ensure services are delivered in a manner that is appropriate, relevant and respectful to all community members, recognizing the diversity of ethnicity, culture, belief, privilege and capacity of service users and carers

g. To provide advice to other members of the service and agencies on the particular needs of service users.

h. The post holder is required to adopt the principles of the Care Programme Approach (CPA) and work within the framework when assessing, planning and co-ordinating the care and medical treatment that a person requires.

i. As a jointly funded service, the post holder will be required to consider both social and health care elements of the service user's needs. This may involve assessing needs under the Care Act and similar. Support, supervision and training around all such roles would be provided.

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