Band 5 Mental Health Practitioner - Crisis Team - Suffolk

  • Job Reference: EL1DH2SG3
  • Date Posted: 6 December 2018
  • Recruiter: Maxxima
  • Location: East of England
  • Salary: £18.00 to £28.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Nursing > Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Maxxima is currently seeking an experienced Band 5 Mental Health Practitioner to fill a full time role in Bury St Edmunds. The ideal candidate will have an expert understanding of mental health practices.

The pay rate for this locum Band 5 Mental Health Practitioner role is £18.00 per hour days, £22.00 for Saturdays and nights and £28.00 for Sundays per hour (Umbrella) and is a 6 month contract due to start ASAP.

Your role will be working within the Crisis Mental Health Team which provides emergency and urgent assessments for people in mental health crisis. It also provides telephonic support for those known to services and requires additional support.

This role will be to respond to telephone calls in a timely manner to talk to patients/carers as well as professionals making referrals.

The team operates on a 24/7 basis, and you will be expected to undertake flexible working patterns, adapting to service needs. As part of the role you will be expected to work weekends as part of your standard working pattern.

Shifts are 17.00 - 21.30pm or 21.30 - 09.00am Monday to Friday and then the occasional 9am - 5pm Saturday &/or Sunday, working on a rota.

Requirements of the Band 5 Mental Health Practitioner role:

*NMC registered Mental Health Nurse or HCPC registered Social Worker
*Previous experience of working with people with mental health needs
*Good interpersonal and communication skills
*Good verbal and written skills
*Good observation and reporting skills
*Ability to use own initiative
*Ability to display calm, mature response to difficult situations

Contact us:

If you are interested in this Band 5 Mental Health Practitioner position please contact us now by clicking the apply button.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our client's requirements.

Reasonable adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting our nursing team. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.

About us:

Maxxima has been offering high quality, flexible staffing solutions to the health and social care sectors for over 15 years. We work with public and private health clients, local authorities and social care providers throughout the UK and overseas.
We're the kind of people who put ourselves in your shoes. We'll always go out of our way, putting you first and delivering on what we say. You'll know who's supporting you every step of the way and we'll always have time to take your call.
We like to think we're a little bit different. Why? Because we like what we do, care about what you do, and you'll find we're unusually friendly.

Recommend a colleague:

Often, our candidates are so pleased with our service that they recommend us to their friends and colleagues. To encourage this and say thank you, we offer a referral bonus incentive.
The way it works is simple: if you introduce a candidate who is not previously known to Maxxima and we are successful in placing them, we will pay you up to £250. More information regarding referrals can be found on our website.
*The PQE range stated is purely a guide. We will consider candidates that fall outside of this range if they can strongly demonstrate the required competencies.