136 Police Support Mental Health Practitioner

Maidstone, Kent, England
ME17 4BU
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust £ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Bank
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
24 Nov 2021
Closes
23 Dec 2021

Job Description

Job overview

This role provides advice and Support to police officers who are considering detaining a member of the public under Section 136 MHA (1983) amended 2007

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) offer a benefitsto our valued workforce across the Trust. From an active health and wellbeing programme to regular recognition events, we work hard to provide varied benefits that make a difference to your work-life balance.

KMPT is creating an environment for equal opportunities for all, where we canALLbe ourselves.

We take pride in our services - which are underpinned by our Trust values:
  • Respect - We value people as individuals, we treat others as we would like to be treated.
  • Openness - Work in a collaborative, transparent way.
  • Accountability - We are professional and responsible for our actions.
  • Working together - We work together to make a difference for our service users.
  • Innovation - We find creative ways to run efficient, high quality services.


Main duties of the job

The role provides the opportunity to use your clinical skills in a unique way.

The ability to speak and communicate clearly over the telephone

Duties of the role include liaising with partner agencies.

Completing clear clinical records and maintaining clinical standards

Supporting police officers in their decision making by providing them with clear and current information

Completing audits as required

Liaising with the Places of Safety and AMPH service to ensure assessments are completed in a timely manner

This is not an exhaustive list of duties as the service is currently forward planning

Working for our organisation

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) offer a benefitsto our valued workforce across the Trust. From an active health and wellbeing programme to regular recognition events, we work hard to provide varied benefits that make a difference to your work-life balance.

KMPT is creating an environment for equal opportunities for all, where we canALLbe ourselves.

We take pride in our services - which are underpinned by our Trust values:
  • Respect - We value people as individuals, we treat others as we would like to be treated.
  • Openness - Work in a collaborative, transparent way.
  • Accountability - We are professional and responsible for our actions.
  • Working together - We work together to make a difference for our service users.
  • Innovation - We find creative ways to run efficient, high quality services.
  • Excellence - We listen and learn to continually improve our knowledge and ways of working


Detailed job description and main responsibilities
You will provide a telephone advice service to the police officers, speak to individuals who are with the police and distressed and consider the best way to support the individual at that particular time. The aim of the service is to avoid detaining an individual under S136 if an alternative service would provide a less restrictive option. You will be supported in your decision making by Band 7 clinicians who are available 24hrs

You will liaise with clinicians in the CRHT, CMHT SPoA, CMHSOPS, Support and Signposting and Acute hospitals as well as the Police and will also be supported by a Band 4 Senior Support Worker who will manage the patient flow through the Places of Safety and support the phone lines.

You will liaise with the AMPH service

Person specificationEssentialEssential criteria
  • Currently working as a Band 6 Practioner
  • 12 months experience as Band 6 practioner
  • Clear communication skills
  • Ability to identify risk and identify a risk management plan

Desirable criteria
  • Experience of inter agency working


EssentialEssential criteria
  • One years experience as a Band 6

Desirable criteria
  • Experience of acute care group or community servcies


KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme
Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change
On appointment to NHS27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service33 days full time

Ref: 367937719

Job Details

136 Police Support Mental Health Practitioner

Maidstone, Kent, Englandd Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
24 Nov 2021
Type
Bank
Closes
23 Dec 2021

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