NHS Emergency and Urgent Care Mental Health Practitioner (Band 7) – Town and County Hospital, Wick

Full Time, permanent, 37.5 hours week

Salary: £43,422- £50,506

There is an exciting opportunity to be in be involved in the development of an Urgent/Emergency Care Mental Health Service within the beautiful rural location of Caithness.

You should be able to work in a creative way to provide high quality assessment and support to people who present in mental health crisis and to font line services within each locality. The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of current policies and practices and have clinical expertise in mental health and crisis interventions attained through relevant experience. Excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills are essential.

The successful candidate will be motivated and will exhibit enthusiasm and passion in working within this field to deliver an, responsive and compassionate person centred, high quality urgent/emergency care response and escort service. Multi-disciplinary working and communication is essential to this post and the post holder will be required to build excellent working relationships with our partners such as police colleagues and A & E departments.

This post will require the successful person to be the at the front line of services to provide assessment, escort provision to hospital if required, intensive support in the local place of safety and onward sign posting as required.

The successful candidate will exhibit enthusiasm regarding multi-disciplinary working, and feel confident in working as an integral member of the extended care team to ensure safe and effective clinical practice to enhance the patients and carers experience of care. Evidence of personal and professional development in delivering care to people who have complex mental health needs are essential.

Consideration to appointment at Band 6 as a development role would be considered.

This is a permanent 37.5 hours per week post, In addition you are required to participate in an on call rota which includes provision of a place of safety and escort to New Craig’s Hospital service in Inverness. A current driving licence is essential for this post as well as use of a car for work purposes.

Relocation package available to successful candidate.

Informal enquiries to: Christian Nicolson, Caithness District Manager, Tel: 07870 513114 / email: christian.nicolson@nhs.scot or Carol Spratt, Nurse Manager, Tel: 07870 162885 carol.spratt@nhs.scot.

Recruitment team can be contacted by e-mailing northarea.recruitment@nhs.scot or telephoning 01955 880410.

Closing date for completed applications: Sunday 2nd April 2023.

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