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Community Mental Health Practitioner (RMN)

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We currently have an exciting opportunity for an RMN's to be employed within CMHT Central East as Community Mental Health Practitioners. The successful candidate will act as case manager for a diverse caseload working within an MDT to provide holistic care to those under the Care Programme Approach. These are ideal posts for individuals to gain experience of front line community experience in secondary care and act as a pathway into gaining the required skills to act as a Band 6 Care Coordiantor.

Primary working hours will be 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, with an expectation to provide some weekend/bank holiday working on a rota basis.

Main duties of the job

Under line management and clinical supervision from within the CMHT, the post holder will maintain and co-ordinate timely and appropriate interventions, assessment of service users needs of any age living in the community.

This includes respecting individuality, values, culture and religious diversity of clientsand colleagues and thus contributing to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs.

The post holder will manage a caseload of clients under lead professional and once the post holder has gained confidence within the role there will be scope to develop into the role of care coordinator when vacancies arise.

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

Be a full member of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

Effectively manage own caseload accepting referrals from agreed agencies in accordance with agreed operational procedures.

Undertake formal mental health and social care assessments of new clients within own caseload.

Undertake assessments of clients as part of the CMHT duty system in accordance with agreed operational procedures.

Assess, care-plan, provide interventions and evaluate and record community mental health and social care delivered to clients on own caseload.

To provide effective care coordination to an identified caseload of complex service users, ensuring the delivery of evidence based interventions to encourage successful outcomes under the Care Programme Approach (CPA).

Provide Specialist Mental Health Assessments, Continuing care Assessments and advise management plans as requested e.g. from Local Authority Social Workers, Medical, Nursing or Social Workers from Salford Royal Hospitals Trusts, and nurses from theCCG.

To promote positive mental health and physical care to clients in all situations.

To encourage and support clients to collaborate in their treatment programme and recovery.

To encourage self-help as much as possible, promoting the maintenance of skills and independence in clients.

To support health promotion and act in a consultative role/advisor to other community services/agencies and personnel in relation to individual clients and their mental health issues.

To take the clinical lead for the service within your area of specialism and provide advice, guidance and support to colleagues and other professionals.

To undertake specialist assessments when required in line with the Mental Capacity Act 2007, The Mental Health Act and Local Authority Safeguarding Adults Procedures.

To undertake and record comprehensive risk assessments, devise and implement risk management plans for clients at risk of vulnerability, self-harm or risk of physical, sexual or emotional harm to others, using the STAR V 2 Risk Assessment Tool.

To take a lead role in service developments within your areaof specialism

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • An RMN Qualification
  • Registration with a professional body
  • Evidence of post-qualifying qualification
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with severe and enduring mental illness
  • Experience of working in secondary care within statutory services
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of legislation (Care Act MHA, MCA)
  • Knowledge of safeguarding processes (Adult and Child)

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