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Senior Mental Health Practitioner Locality and Neighbourhood

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
Full time: 37.5
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£31,365-£37,890 per annum
04/06/2020 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.  We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across the wider region.
We employ more than 6,500 staff, and have approximately 900 beds.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. This post is an exciting opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary Primary Intermediate Mental Health Service.

The post-holder will mainly work in the Single Point of Access Duty Team, providing telephone triage assessments and signposting. They will work with service users and their families to provide short-term intervention and to identify the most appropriate pathway of care.  The post-holder will provide line-management to junior members of staff, promoting mental health services to other providers and pro-actively working towards our Trusts values and objectives.

The post-holder will have a sound working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983, The Care Act, relevant documentation and knowledge of Primary and Secondary Care Mental Health Services and Social Care.

This is a forward thinking and progressive service; therefore we are looking to appoint individuals who have the passion and motivation to make a positive contribution to our team and the Blackpool community. Ability to work with multidisciplinary and multi organisational teams is essential.

Informal enquiries welcome.

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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

Vicki Turner

Team Leader, SPA and Neighbourhoods

01253 957612


Michele Furey

Team Leader

01253 957892

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