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Mental Health Practitioner

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you want to work in a dynamic fast paced team where no two days are the same?

Ready for a change? Want to challenge yourself? If so, this is the opportunity for you!

Do you thrive from problem solving and have excellent skills at Safety Planning and Managing Crisis situations?

The highly skilled Older People's Home Intervention Team in Stockport are looking for Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners to join their team and work alongside a wide variety of practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team.

The Home Intervention Team are the Gatekeeper's to our Older People's Services here in Stockport and this role will involve working closely with the CMHT, the Inpatient Mental Health Wards along with other professions.

The Older People's Home Intervention team's main aim is to support people to remain in their own home environments and avoid admissions where possible and also to support discharge in a timely, planned and safe manner.

The Older People's Home Intervention Team are expanding to a 7 day service and this is a good opportunity for you to be part of these new developments.

This is an exciting and fulfilling role and the successful candidates will need to be as enthusiastic and motivated as we already are to make this happen and continue to provide a high standard of care to our patient group and their families/carers.

There will also be excellent opportunities for continued professional development in this role which is something we encourage all our staff to do.

Main duties of the job

Key Responsibilities of the Post:

? To offer intensive home treatment as an alternative to inpatient care.? To provide a gatekeeping service for all inpatient admissions.? To facilitate early discharge/leave pathways to support discharge from inpatientservices.? To provide assessment, risk formulation/management and assessment forservice 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 theprinciples of Clinical Governance underpin all developments.? It is expected that you will deliver care in accordance with all Pennine Care NHSFoundation Trust policies and procedures, the Mental Health Act and communitycare legislation.

About us

Service/Ward/Department Summary:

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 vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We are really proud of ourPennineCare Peopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN/RN (mental health) with current registration with professional body plus experience and short courses to post diploma level
  • RMN/RN (mental health) with current registration with professional body plus experience and short courses to post diploma level
  • Formal teaching qualification
  • Non medical prescribing qualification
  • Dementia related training/delivery
  • Further training in psychosocial interventions
  • Training in CBT/other therapies
  • Physical health training
Experience Essential
  • Significant post registration experience
  • Proven experience with older people with both functional and organic mental health problems.
  • Experience of working with people in crisis
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience of providing supervision
  • Previous community experience
  • Experience of undertaking cognitive assessments or willingness to develop these skills
  • Experience with carer/user groups
Knowledge Essential
  • Extensive knowledge of: - ? Mental Health and Social Care
  • Care Programme approach
  • Mental Health legislation
  • Knowledge of severe and enduring mental health problems, including personality disorder
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Personality Disorders ? Recovery Model ? Care Act
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to conduct comprehensive mental health and risk assessments.
  • Ability to construct appropriate and effective packages of care and risk management plans.
  • Ability to deliver evidence based interventions
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Confidence to challenge decision making where needed in a constructive manner.
  • Comprehensive IT skills
  • Ability to form and maintain therapeutic working relationships with service users, carers and multi disciplinary staff.
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Routine physical observation and assessment skills
  • Skills in planning, delivery and evaluation of training.
  • Skills in the area of audit and research.
work related circumstances Essential
  • Must be able to work on a rotational basis over 7 days or as required.
  • Use of a car or access to a ? Application Form ? Interview AFC JME-128-20 CMHN Home Intervention Team Band 6 means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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