IMC Locums are searching for Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners looking for work in East London.

Our NHS client is looking for candidates able to commit to minimum 22.5 hours per week. They are also able to offer flexible working days.


The post holder will be a Registered Practitioner who will have significant intermediate care experience at band 5. The post holder will be responsible for managing the care for a designated team/caseload and will work within the service area under the line management of the Open Dialogue Team Manager.  The post holder will ideally have completed a Diploma in Peer Supported Open Dialogue or is currently in training. The post holder will have experience in working clinically within a Community Recovery Service.

The post holder will be legally and professionally accountable for all aspects of care relating to clinical areas. The post holder will have delegated responsibility for a caseload. The post holder will have a responsibility to carry out specific care-co-ordination duties for patients, families/ carers where necessary.  The post holder will be responsible for patients allocated to them and will assess, manage and deliver care to meet the complex needs of patients under the service.  The post holder will be able to manage, supervise and support their peers, working on their own initiative and but also as an effective team member along with the requirements of pre-registration students.  They will be committed to working collaboratively, actively supporting and liaising with other health, social professionals and other agencies to ensure that excellent standards of care are provided.

Skills required:

  • Build effective relationships with service users, their carers and other members of the social network in Open Dialogue meetings.
  • Ensure that relatives and carers of service users, where appropriate, have a good understanding of the condition of the service user and feel able to communicate effectively with the clinical area to answer any queries or concerns.
  • To participate in/facilitate Open Dialogue InterVision and Self Work on a regular basis.
  • To inspire hope in service users to achieve their goals.
  • Communicate, at all times, in a way which demonstrates the Trust’s values and expectations when working alongside service users/carers and relatives.
  • Work alongside service users and carers/relatives to continually work towards improving and maintaining high standards.
  • To initiate and develop new ideas and methods in consultation with the Team manager.
  • Participate in research, audit reviews and other initiatives in accordance with Clinical Governance.
  • Actively contribute to the development and review of policies and procedures based upon best practice.


We believe in doing things slightly differently from our competitors so if you are looking for an exciting and reliable agency within the UK Healthcare Industry, apply today!

What will you need to have for this position?

  • Minimum 6 months hospital experience in mental health nursing
  • Nursing degree or equivalent qualification
  • Valid NMC Pin

Why join the IMC team?

  • Guaranteed weekly payments
  • Flexible payroll (PAYE or Umbrella)
  • Highest rates of pay
  • Fast Track registration
  • Annual CPD (continued professional development) contribution
  • Annual contribution towards NMC Pin renewal
  • Competitive referral bonus scheme
  • Holiday pay
  • Friendly, personable consultants available 24 hours a day

Working in Partnership with IMC

Here at IMC, we believe in building long term working relationships with our candidates, our personal approach lets us understand your needs to enable us to provide you with the best jobs in the market at any given time. Being part of the IMC family is for the long term whether you are working with us directly or not, we are here for career advice and guidance whenever you need us to be. We truly believe we deliver the most complete service on the market and will always go that extra mile to make sure you are happy with our service.

IMC is a NHS government framework approved agency therefore eligible to access jobs across and throughout the whole of the UK and Ireland. IMC also has numerous service level agreements in place with NHS Trusts and private sector organisations to allow you access to all options across the UK and also the exclusive job opportunities we have available.

If this position ticks the right boxes, then please apply today or contact the IMC nursing team on 02034732430 or get in touch directly with me on helena.bongiorno@imc-locums.co.uk or 07393 810 838