Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner - Mental Health Liaison Team

  • Job Reference: EL4SG3DH2
  • Date Posted: 6 December 2018
  • Recruiter: Maxxima
  • Location: East of England
  • Salary: £22.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Nursing > Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner - Mental Health Liaison Team - Kings Lynn

Maxxima is currently seeking an experienced Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner to fill a full time role in Kings Lynn. The ideal candidate will have an expert understanding of mental health practices.

The pay rate for this locum Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner role is £22.00 per hour (Umbrella) and is a 6 month contract due to start ASAP.

Your role will be working within the Mental Health Liaison Team, MHLT, which provides a 24/7 response to those presenting in the local A and E department or short stay general wards with a mental health emergency; this could be following a self-harm attempt or in a time of acute crisis.

Experience is essential, and the ability to carry out a thorough assessment and excellent risk assessment skills are key in this role. The team are only accepting applications from candidates with CRHT/ MHLT assessment experience.

Requirements of the Band 6 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
*CRHT/ MHLT assessment experience


Kings Lynn is a great place to live and work!

The Hanseatic town of King's Lynn was one of England's most important ports from as early as the 12th century and this maritime past is still very much in evidence today. Fine old merchants' houses stretch down to the river between cobbled lanes and the elegant Custom House overlooks the harbor. The town's heritage is reflected in an amazing array of historic buildings and at two magnificent market places: Saturday Market Place, where St Margaret's Church, designated as a Minster Church in 2011 by the Bishop of Norwich, is surrounded by splendid buildings and Tuesday Market Place, quite possibly one of England's grandest squares.

The town has several public parks, the largest one being the Walks, a historic 17 hectare urban park in the centre of King's Lynn. The Walks is the only surviving town walk in Norfolk from the 18th century. The Heritage Lottery Fund donated £4.3 million towards restoration on the park, including the addition of modern amenities. The Walks is also the location of the Red Mount, a Grade II-listed 15th century chapel. In 1998, the Walks was designated by English Heritage as a Grade II National historic park.

King's Lynn offers a fine programme of cultural and entertainment events and facilities including the impressive live entertainment venue of the Alive Corn Exchange, performances and special events at the King's Lynn Arts Centre and the Majestic Cinema. The renowned King's Lynn Festival and popular free festival 'Festival Too' are just some of the great events in this festival town. The town's added sports and leisure facilities and its award winning park and gardens all add to the experience that visitors can enjoy.

Contact us:

If you are interested in this Band 6 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.