Location Southall
Job type Permanent
Salary £24 - £35 per hour
Reference 19208
Date posted January 09, 2020
Maxxima's nursing team are currently recruiting for a Band 6 Crisis Care Practitioner to fill a full-time role in Southall, West London. The ideal candidate will have a significant understanding of crisis care in the community.

The role in CATT consists of crisis intervention and home-based treatment to people with mental health problems at risk of admission to hospital. The team also provide initial assessments for patients referred to secondary care and offer what they consider as brief interventions for those presenting with low need mental health difficulties for up to three months.

As a member of CATT, you will work closely with local services Single Point of Access who provide triage for every new referral to the service.

Your role is to work as a member of the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team, this is where you will need to support the service user when they are having a mental crisis in the community.

You will need to carry out assessments to find out exactly what help they need and then you will need to evaluate if its best to direct them to a hospital setting or allow them to continue in the community.

The post holder will work within a 24 hour rota system - ensuring that a comprehensive service is provided to patients 365 days a year, an excellent interface with the Single Point of Access and other significant interfaces is maintained and robust gatekeeping at all times, as a result this role role is 37 hours a week with shifts that include long days, short shifts and nights.

The pay rate for this Band 6 Crisis Care Practitioner is £24.00 per hour day shifts (Umbrella), increasing to £35.00 per hour on a sunday, depending on the shift worked. This is a = 6-month contract due to start ASAP.

Requirements of this Band 6 Crisis Care Practitioner vacancy:
* All applications must be a registered mental health nurse with Valid NMC pin
* Must have experience with Mental Health
* You must be aware and understand the signs and symptoms
* You must be able to manage crisis situations and support both people and families of individuals suffering from mental health

If you are interested in this Band 6 Crisis Care Practitioner, please apply by clicking the apply button. Or if you would like more details about this role, contact the Nursing team today, we always have time to take your call.

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