Band 6 senior Mental Health Practitioner

  • Wiltshire
  • £28 - £45 per hour
  • Locum/Temporary
  • Band 6

Posted March 26, 2024

We have a new position available for a Band 6 senior Mental Health Practitioner.

The position will be based in Melksham Hospital, SN12 7NZ, for 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00).

Essential Skills:

  • Supporting and being a key member of the CAMHS eating disorder clinic.
  • Initial assessment of children and adolescents within the eating disorder clinic within Melksham CAMHS.
  • Screening referrals for young people with eating disorders.
  • Offering family based evidence based intervention for the treatment of eating disorders within a multidisciplinary community based CAMHS team.
  • Expert signposting to other appropriate resource within the community.
  • To monitor the weight and meal plans of yp in the eating disorder clinic.
  • The post holder will have clinical responsibility for ensuring metrics are up to date and throughput of the caseload, working with case management in conjunction with the Clinical Team Manager and their clinical supervisor.
  • Work collaboratively with parents/families/carers to promote the emotional and physical wellbeing of the young person.
  • Ensure that all assessments, planning and treatments are sensitive to the cultural, religious and gender identity needs of the population served.
  • Work collaboratively with the young person’s school and any other agencies involved in supporting the emotional and physical wellbeing of the young person.
  • Participate in clinical meetings, case conferences, reviews, strategy meetings, CETRs and other professional meetings as appropriate.
  • Generate and maintain accurate assessment and treatment records for individual patients using the Trust wide electronic patient record system. Responsible for updating information to reflect an accurate up to date record of patient’s presentation and current needs and compile written reports as required

The position will start asap and complete on the 30th August 2024 (with potential of extention for the correct nurse).

Rate of pay is £28 per hour for day shifts, £35 for Saturdays and £45 for Sundays and Bank holidays

Why Athona:

Athona Recruitment is one of the UKs leading healthcare recruitment agencies, with a reputation for building professional and personable relationships with our candidates and Trusts nationwide. We work with all Trusts across London and the Home Counties and pride ourselves on our outstanding communication. You will always have one dedicated point of contact and out of hours’ support is available 24/7.

  • Negotiable excellent rates of pay, with weekly payroll
  • You’ll always have one point of contact and 24/7 out of hours support is available
  • Exclusive access to training webinars worth CPD points
  • Welfare and wellbeing support from our charity partner
  • Benefit from our exclusive discount codes
  • On-framework agency
  • Referral scheme – £300 for RMNs & £100 for HCAs

If this job sounds of interest to you, get in touch by applying today to find out more.

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