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Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Mental Health Practitioner

Job Type



North West



£32,306 - £39,027

Posted Date

5 December 2022

Lancashire and South Cumbria

Closing Date

13 December 2022

A number of exciting new opportunities have arisen aligned to the Personality Disorder Managed Clinical Network (PDMCN) but managed within locality Community Mental Health Teams for Permanent Band 6 posts.

This is an exciting development post, as the post holders will have the opportunity to receive training in Nice Guidelines approved therapies for this client group. For example, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

These roles will be located across the Lancashire & South Cumbria Footprint particularly in the following localities:

- Permanent positions available in Blackpool, West Lancs, Barrow, Burnley, Accrington and Blackburn.

Main duties of the job

These new posts will be working directly within the Trust’s Community Mental Health Team’s (CMHT) and clinically supported by the Personality Disorder Managed Clinical Network (PDMCN) comprising of a HUB and SPOKE model of which these post form the essential SPOKEs within localities. The successful candidates will work with service users predominantly who have a diagnosis of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) who are currently on CMHT caseloads. You will deliver Structure Clinical Management (SCM) to a caseload of service users within the community setting in your locality.

Supervision is an integral part of this job and you will be supported with regular access to supervision on a consistent basis. Clinical supervision will be provided by the PDMCN Specialist Practitioners within the PDMCN HUB including senior Clinical Leads.

It is desirable to have some knowledge of SCM and also an interest in working with people with personality disorder.
Working for our organisation

SCM is recognised as the gold standard of care for people with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD). It is evidenced based and recommended in NICE guidelines. SCM has been selected by the trust as the approach to implement within the personality disorder pathway. As part of the Long Term Plan and the transformation of care for services users with serious mental illness, widening access to an evidence base model of care is a national priority. This is an exciting opportunity for you to develop specific skills in line with evidence based treatment and be involved in providing support for service user’s to recover, develop autonomy and no longer require secondary mental health services. Your input will enable service users to reach optimum recovery and reduce the need for emergency services and hospital admission.

As well as direct face to face contact with the service user, and group work, it is expected that the post holder will be able to engage with the wider community system (A&E, police, inpatient and community settings) and support them to deliver evidence based practice. It is expected that you will be able travel across Lancashire to meet the needs of the service, however you will be aligned to a CMHT within localities.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on these roles, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification
Person specification
Essential criteria

- Recognised Core Mental Health Professional Qualification (e.g. RMN, SW, OT)

Essential criteria

- In-depth knowledge of mental health problems
- Detailed knowledge of the impact of risk and protective factors that affect people with mental health problems
- Working knowledge of the range of treatments available for people with personality disorder

Essential criteria

- Post qualification experience of clinical work and assessment with service users experiencing a range of mental health problems
- Experience of working with people who have a diagnosis of personality disorder

Please note that further communication from Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) will normally be to the email address given on the application form. You should also ensure that email addresses and telephone numbers are provided for your referees, to enable LSCFT to contact them.

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document. Applications from job share partners are welcome and other forms of flexible working will be considered for all posts.

For all posts which require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check please be aware of the Disclosure & Barring Service Code of Practice, a copy of which is available by logging on to the DBS website. If the post is subject to DBS disclosure, a charge will be made to the successful candidate(s).

You are advised to consider applying for LSCFT vacancies as soon as possible as in some instances vacancies are closed as soon as a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you are not invited to interview within three weeks of the closing date then please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful, as it is not possible to contact all unsuccessful candidates.

As an integrated Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community Trust, Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including:

- Primary and secondary mental health care for children and adults including specialist inpatient child and adolescent mental health provision, perinatal mental health, forensic services including low and medium secure care.
- Specialist community support for children and adults with learning disabilities and autism, including intensive support.
- Community physical health and well-being services for children and adults.

The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites. The organisation offers opportunities for medics, mental health and general nurses, allied health professionals, Psychology, administration and clerical staff, apprentices and volunteers.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust supports flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, home/remote working, flexi-time and career breaks.

For more information about Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

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