Senior Mental Health Practitioner (CPN) - Band 6

Location Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan, England
Job type Contract
Salary £24.32 - 25.23 per hour
Contact Alex West
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Reference 164666

Sanctuary Personnel, an award-winning and renowned Recruitment Agency is looking for a Band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioner (CPN) to work based in Ince-in-Makerfield.

The pay rate for this full-time role is £24.32 - £25.23 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 4-month ongoing contract.


  • Manage the Core waiting lists in terms of allocation, escalation and re allocation
  • Provide direct contact with those waiting, including risk reviews, mental state reviews and referral to group psychological interventions for the people referred into the service
  • Undertake risk assessments and care plans accordingly
  • Work in ways that are sensitive to the needs of people from a wide range of racial, cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Be responsible for the screening of cases referred into the service
  • Participate directly in the teams duty rota’s
  • Exercise responsibility and autonomy, within supervisory, managerial and accountability structures, for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients
  • Deliver care co-ordination, ensuring effective assessment, care planning and risk management processes are maintained
  • Involve the views of patients, referring agents and other professionals involved in the network of care including organising multi-agency meetings
  • Produce a clinical formulation and intervention plan founded on evidence based practice in co-operation with the patient
  • Hold responsibility for standards of clinical practice within area of specialist knowledge
  • Work jointly and collaboratively with other team members in order to enhance and develop the provision of services to patients
  • Have an effective knowledge base of other modalities so as to engage and work effectively with colleagues in other disciplines
  • Provide consultation, advice and guidance to junior colleague
  • Promote effective multi-agency work
  • Contribute theoretical knowledge to the process of managing risk within the multi-agency network
  • Undertake risk management for all patients including the protective and risk factors present in the network of significant relationships
  • Identify and respond appropriately to protection issues, as described with the guidelines of Local Safeguarding  Board and Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust safeguarding policies
  • Maintain clear and comprehensive electronic clinical records, to ensure information is accurate and complies with Data Protection Act and professional body and Trust standards
  • Engage with using routine outcome measures as clinically appropriate including their use in clinical practice and inputting data into clinical records
  • Work collaboratively with patients and contribute to the trust’s service user participation agenda
  • Attend the core allocation meeting and provide a summary of the waiting lists including priority order for those referred into our service

Requirements of the Senior Mental Health Practitioner:

  • Valid NMC registration under Mental Health
  • Prior experience working in this environment
  • A degree or equivalent within Mental Health Nursing (RMN trained)

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 Alex West; 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.