Senior Mental Health Practitioner - Band 7

Location Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Job type Permanent
Salary £45.84 - 45.84 per hour
Reference 164459

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company within the private and public sector has a permanent role for a Band 7 Senior Mental Health Practitioner to work full-time based in Lincoln.

The salary for this permanent Senior Mental Health Practitioner role is £45.84 per hour.


  • Work autonomously within the context of local and national drivers, providing advanced clinical care and liaison into Primary Care Networks using high level assessment to make a diagnosis, treatments, refer appropriately and co-ordinate the patient’s journey across the health, social care and voluntary sector system, regardless of care setting
  • Be responsible for effective feedback from all members of the Primary Care Network and Integrated Place Based Teams
  • Be the designated clinician for named GP practices in a geographical area and be responsible for providing comprehensive specialist clinical intervention and education with general practices and neighbourhood colleagues, providing timely feedback to the service manager
  • Build integrated working and has been developed to provide a collaborative approach to delivering local services and joined up support for people local
  • Work as an accountable and autonomous practitioner working within specified GP practices to provide specialist mental health within this primary care setting
  • Ensure delivery of a person centred approach, “What matters to me” to all patients that enables individuals to achieve their optimum physical, psychological and social wellbeing
  • Provide a timely response to referrals and be responsible for advanced clinical care using comprehensive, evidence based, holistic assessment
  • Promoting high quality standards and cost effectiveness in all aspects of care delivery
  • Act as an autonomous practitioner, working with a caseload of people referred to them in a manner which demonstrates an enhanced knowledge base and advanced clinical skills and competencies
  • Improve clinical outcomes for patients by enabling them to function independently by increasing their choice to remain in their own home / community and reduce the need for, or prevent inappropriate hospital admission
  • Maintain responsibility and accountability for the provision of a high quality, cost effective complex care based on health assessment of patients referred to the caseload
  • Accountable for planning and evaluating the work carried out by self Managing and prioritising a caseload of patients according to their health status, who are referred by various agencies including GP, hospital, case managers, social care, and independent sector promoting self-care, self-management and independent living
  • Contribute to the work carried out by Neighbourhood colleagues from a MH perspective
  • Establishing effective working relationships with patients, their families and carers including education and promoting individual rights, recognising and respecting their contributions to care planning, placing patient in the centre of their care. Referral on to the appropriate support, ie medical, mental health, physical health, third sector, well-being or social prescribing
  • Develop individual evidence based holistic care plans and self-management plans with the patient, carers, relatives, health and social care professionals
  • Recognising the differing phase of illness and planning for deterioration
  • Attends core neighbourhood working meetings as part of an integrated team and works in a collaborative manner with the Neighbourhood Lead
  • Facilitate, participate and optimises case conferences / multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings. Establishes and maintains excellent trusted and credible relationships with individuals and groups, exploring issues relating to care options and decisions to sustain effective working across the health social care and voluntary system
  • Work within the Mental Capacity Act and safeguarding policy
  • Refer to social services as per adult protection policies and complete all appropriate documentation
  • Maintain and record accurate documentation and correspondence in line with professional and Trust guidance in the appropriate legal records and formats

Requirements of the Senior Mental Health Practitioner:

  • Degree in mental health and social care or equivalent
  • 1st level registration RMN
  • Significant NHS experience as a Mental Health Practitioner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly skilled in engaging others in collaborative working through effective negotiation, persuasion and interpersonal skills, and in running workshops which engage people with varying views
  • Being able to deal with highly sensitive, highly complex and contentious information in relation to changes to service provision
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to produce and present reports to clinical and senior management level audiences, often in relation to complex or contentious subject matter
  • Analytical and judgement skills for assessing and interpreting specialist patient/client conditions determining appropriate action through a comparison of a range of options
  • Well developed analytical skills with the ability to interpret a range of indicators and statistics for business and project development
  • Ability to interpret financial information and apply to project delivery
  • Ability to collect, interpret and analyse quantitative and qualitative data sets in order to produce clear and well reasoned arguments, reports and evaluations
  • Time Management skills of self and others in order to ensure that project delivery actions and milestones are met in line with project delivery timelines, and develop recover plans when timescales are not being met
  • Able to deal with and work through a range of interdependencies, including with projects in other areas
  • Standard keyboard skills
  • Advanced health assessment skills, decision-making skills and diagnostic reasoning skills
  • Demonstrate self-direction and originality in solving problems and act autonomously in planning and implementing treatment and care
  • A significantly higher level of responsibility and autonomy to make professionally accountable decisions, including advanced skills in mental health assessment, differential diagnosis and delivery of care, often from referral to discharge for users of community emotional wellbeing and mental health services
  • Ability to deal with sometimes stressful and challenging interactions with service users
  • Valuing lived experience as an equal partnership
  • Be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, vulnerable adults and people experiencing domestic abuse, both as service users and visitors to Trust premises
  • Be aware of their obligation to work within and do nothing to prejudice the safeguarding policies of the Trust
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice
  • Management or leadership qualification
  • Non-medical prescriber (or ability to complete within first 12 months in post)
  • Evidence of advanced clinical practice at post graduate level to masters or equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Post- Registration experience of working with adults with mental health needs
  • Experience of working autonomously within a senior position
  • Experience of managing staff and good leadership skills
  • Experience of leading service change/development/transformation

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Daily payroll
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive mental health nursing knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


This Senior Mental Health Practitioner job is advertised by Sadiq Rahman; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.