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Older Adult Intensive Home Treatment Team Practitioner

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per anum, Pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a B6 Mental Health Practitioner to join a newly created Home Intensive Treatment Service for older adults in Bury.

The team will provide an alternative to inpatient admission for Bury older adults with either a functional or organic condition by providing intensive treatment in the service users own home.

The team will also work to support clinical teams providing inpatient care to Bury older adults during the discharge process to ensure timely discharge and risk management and provide 72 hour follow up in the community.

The service will also provide a gatekeeping function to ensure prioritisation of referrals for inpatient admission and assessment of appropriateness for home treatment as an alternative.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to the implementation and development of this newly established service in Bury.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sean O'Brien (Older Adult Service Manager HMR and Bury) at:

Main duties of the job

-Providing intensive treatment in the service users own home as an alternative to inpatient admission.

- Supporting inpatient ward clinical teams during the discharge process to ensure timely and safe discharge of older adult Bury residents.

- To provide a gatekeeping function for all referrals requesting inpatient admission to ensure prioritisation and triage to ascertain if home treatment can be provided as an alternative to admission.

- To provide 72 hour follow up for all service users discharged from hospital.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our ambition is to maximise people's potential and we aim to promote an inclusive environment and improve the diversity of our workforce so our people truly represent the communities we serve.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

If you come and work for us we will offer a range of benefits and opportunities, including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement for Agenda for Change and Medical and Dental staff.
  • Flexible working opportunities to support your work/life balance
  • Access to Continued Professional Development
  • Involvement in improvement and research activities
  • Health and Wellbeing activities and access to an excellent staff wellbeing service
  • Access to staff discounts across retail, leisure and travel

  • If you are Kind, Fair, Ingenious and Determined then we want you to come and join our#PennineCarePeople

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Job Description:

    Post: Home Intensive Treatment Nurse, Older Age Adults

    Band: 6

    Location/Base: Home Intensive Treatment Service, Ribchester Centre, Bury

    Responsible to: Team Manager

    Main Contacts: Older adult inpatient wards, CMHT OP, Care Home Liaison, Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, Adult Social Care.

    Job Summary
    • To offer intensive home treatment as an alternative to inpatient care.
    • To facilitate early discharge/leave pathways to support discharge from inpatient services.
    • To provide assessment, risk formulation/management and assessment for service users.
    • To provide crisis interventions to service users.
    • To plan and deliver care for all service users.
    • To provide supervision for junior colleagues.
    • To actively participate in service development.
    • To participate in the overall development of the service ensuring that the principles of Clinical Governance underpin all developments.
    • It is expected that you will deliver care in accordance with all Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust policies and procedures, the Mental Health Act and community care legislation.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    Clinical Work
    • To carry out a thorough assessment of the service users Mental and Physical health needs, including a risk assessment.
    • To develop individualised packages of care for service users experiencing a deterioration in their mental health, including signposting when necessary.
    • To provide intensive home treatment in service users home/community settings.
    • To provide crisis management and short term psychotherapeutic interventions as appropriate.
    • To develop and provide a supported discharge/leave pathway for inpatients.
    • To identify the need for protection in line with safeguarding children and the Protection of Vulnerable Adult Policy and to comply with statutory obligations.
    • To liaise and negotiate with other professions, statutory and independent agencies to ensure the best possible service is provided to service users and carers.
    • To evaluate systematically and record, outcomes of mental health assessments, adapting care on the basis of these outcomes.
    • To involve family and carers in the assessment and care planning with service users consent.
    • To provide education and appropriate self-help resources to patients specific to individual needs.
    • To maintain accurate and up to date clinical documentation on all service user contacts, ensuring confidentiality at all times.
    • To develop a thorough understanding of deliberate self-harm, suicide and possible management strategies.
    • To contribute to the establishment and review of policies, procedures and practice guidelines relating to the work of the Home Treatment Service and the interface between primary, secondary and specialist services.

    Mental Health Services
    • To undertake evidence based practice.
    • To observe and practice within the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983.
    • To maintain professional standards by engaging in continual professional development.
    • To be aware of professional accountability, with due regard to your Professional Code of Conduct.

    Research and Audit
    • To ensure that PARIS records are efficiently maintained.
    • To contribute to audits as required, providing relevant data as required in line with performance monitoring targets.
    • To participate in research opportunities as and when appropriate.

    Education and Training
    • To contribute to the ongoing training and development of non-mental health trained medical and nursing staff with regard to mental health issues.
    • To participate in clinical and managerial supervision in accordance with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust policy.
    • To provide mentorship, education and training to learners from a range of professional backgrounds.

    Person Specification

    Education/ Qualigications


    • Registered Mental Health Practitioner (RMN, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist)



    • Significant post registration experience


    • Experience of working with older adults



    • Understanding of current mental health legislation and safeguarding

    Skills and abilities


    • Comprehensive mental health and risk assessment skills

    Work related circumstances


    • Ability to work accross a 7 day per week rota and access to a means of transport

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Pennine Care NHS FT


    Ribchester Centre,

    18 Parsons Lane


    BL9 0JT

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