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Band 6 Specialist Practitioner - North Somerset

Employer
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Bristol & Somerset
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Job Details

We currently have four clinical pods situated across Bristol, with one in North Somerset. We’re a rapidly expanding service with our main control pod being situated within the South West Ambulance clinical hub/control room in Bristol.  

Our aim is to provide direct access to mental health services, reduce the need for S136 detention and provide a timely response, which improves the outcome and experience for the service user. This also allows us to reduce the demand on A&E and ambulances, improve working relationships between Police, Ambulance and health services, by offering support to our emergency service colleagues. 

No two days are the same within our service as we strive to support the 999 emergency service care pathway. We have a cohesive, passionate energetic team of professionals from various backgrounds with a range of mental health experience. 

We’re leading nationally on innovative processes including alternative points of conveyance, rapid first response from non-clinicians, integration into NHS 111 with an established response to all 999 services (Police, Ambulance and Fire services). 

At AWP, we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Main duties of the job

Working as part of a multi-agency team, helping emergency service colleagues to support individuals experience mental health crisis is incredibly rewarding.

You will be working alongside Police and Ambulance services and be triaging people of all ages whether they have a learning disability, personality disorder, substance misuse or other mental health issue at the first point of contact. 

You would be providing street triage attendance where indicated, assessments and support over the telephone as well as a chance to work within the Ambulance control room.  

If you are a mental health professional (nurse, social worker or occupational therapist) who is able to work with people experiencing mental health crisis and extreme emotional distress, we would love to hear from you.  

We offer strong supervision and support, training and development, induction and appraisal and the chance to be part of a fantastic service.

For further information or to apply for this role please click on the APPLY Button.

Closing date: 31 January 2022

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Company

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire.

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Telephone
01225 731686
Location
Bath NHS House
Newbridge Hill
BA1 3QE
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