Senior Practitioner for Early Intervention in Psychosis Team (EIT)

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Practitioner (Band 7) to join the Early Intervention in Psychosis Team in Wigan and Leigh.

This post is a full time (37.5 hours per week), permanent position and is based at Leigh Sports Village. Travel across the Wigan and Leigh footprint will be required in this role.

The successful applicant will play a crucial role in the clinical leadership of the team and support staff to provide a high-quality service to service users, family, friends and carers.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic practitioner who has a real passion for providing support at the first episode of psychosis to promote mental and physical heath, wellbeing and recovery. Experience of working within an Early Intervention service is desirable for this post.

The role will involve supporting the Clinical Team Manager in all aspects of managing the services as well as providing clinical leadership and patient care within the team.

The post holder will be expected to support other practitioners within the service in development of their skills by offering highly developed risk assessments and management plans. There will be an expectation that the post holder will hold a small caseload of complex patients.

Leading with a positive and helpful attitude is essential for the team, so you will be an excellent communicator and demonstrate the ability to motivate the team to deliver high quality and responsive care.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the day to day clinical leadership and development of a designated multidisciplinary team which is integrated, flexible, user-focussed and recovery-orientated.
  • To deliver a safe, effective, and high quality service to service users with mental health needs, to ensure delivery to the relevant clinical pathways, as outlined within the EIT operational procedure.
  • Overseeing assessments and supporting Referral to Treatment Target (RTT).
  • Supporting the quality aspects of the service, including clinical audit and working towards quality standards.
  • Participate in the service bronze on call and bronze in site rota as required.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification.

Staff benefits

Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.

27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years

Excellent pension

Cycle to work scheme

Salary sacrifice car scheme

Wellbeing programme

Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • oRecognised qualification as a Registered Mental Health Professional - e.g. RMN, OT, Social Worker (compliant with requirements for their professional registration body i.e. NMC, Social Work England, RCOT).


  • oApproved Mental Health Professional
  • oEvidence of training/qualifications in psycho-social interventions in psychosis.
  • oPractice Teaching qualification/experience or equivalent



  • oPost qualification experience of working in multi-disciplinary team in mental health.
  • oEvidence of post qualification training / development.
  • oKnowledge of requirements under the Care Programme Approach, Mental Health act 1983(amended 2007) and Care Act 2014 including the needs of carers, social care assessment and safeguarding.
  • oExperience of supervising others


  • oExperience of participating in audit and an understanding of implementing Action plans relating to the outcome of audits.
  • oKnowledge of the requirements of the Mental Health Minimum Data Set
  • oAppropriate demonstratable experience of working in Child & Adolescent or Adult Mental health at a senior clinical level



  • oOffer advice and consultation to members of the multi disciplinary team based on solid clinical experience of working in Early Intervention team.
  • oSupport the Team Managers and other Professional Leads in the daily operation of the Teams.
  • oFacilitate a culture of life long learning, including involvement in the process of Appraisal and Personal Development Planning.
  • oParticipate in and ensure provision of Supervision, both as Supervisee and Supervisor.
  • oEnsure compliance with policy, procedure, and protocol, in consultation with the Team Managers, and Professional Leads.
  • oParticipate in multi-agency meetings e.g. Protection of Adults at Risk, Child Protection.
  • oExperience of delivering care against key performance indicators and NICE concordant standards.
  • oUnderstanding of current national policy and initiatives in relation to severe and enduring mental health issues.
  • oTo demonstrate understanding and experience of commissioning, and is confident to put in appropriate challenge, to ensure right packages of care are in place, based on clinical need.
  • oIT competent


  • oExperience of chairing adult safeguarding investigations



  • Ability to travel within the GM footprint as required
  • oTo participate in the Bronze on-call and Bronze on-site rota, working flexible as required to cover this and meet service demands

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Leigh Sports Village

Sale Way



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