We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Mental Health Practitioner to manage and lead the Tameside and Glossop Home Treatment Team (HTT) and emerging safe haven offer. This post will be an exciting role for an individual who has proven management potential and agenuine desire to influence and lead clinical practice and service development within the crisis mental health pathway, working towards achieving compliance with CORE Fidelity.
This exciting opportunity is suitable for a Registered Mental Health Practitioner with recent experience in an acute mental health setting at Band 6 or above. You should enjoy working within a busy and challenging environment, and must be able to work effectively under pressure. You willhave a sound knowledge of mental illness and therapeutic interventions and be competent in independent mental health assessment. You will becreative and innovative in your approach, and will work collaboratively with service users and their carers in the formulation of care and crisisplans. You must demonstrate ability to effectively liaise with other mental health teams including the Access Team, RAID practitioners, AdultInpatient Wards, CMHTs, EIT and Consultant Psychiatrists and a variety of external agencies.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will need to show good role modeling and strong clinical leadership skills by promoting a supportive and compassionateapproach to service users. The post holder must be an expert practitioner, and a source of expert advice to the HTT and emerging Safe Havenoffer, with overall responsibility for service users supported by the HTT and Safe Haven and operational management of the multidisciplinary teamon a day-to-day basis. The post holder will oversee the allocation of work to the HTT and Safe Haven practitioners and ensure that support andinterventions are delivered in line with the teams' operational policies
Your aim will be to improve patient experience utilising up to date knowledge and systems to accurately assess presenting clinical risks andneeds. The post holder will be competent and confident in positive risk taking and will support other mental health practitioners to develop skills in positive risk taking that will promote service user autonomy and avoid admissions which are not supported by clinical need. The post holder willwork to reduce admissions through development of effective gatekeeping processes.
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're really proud of our#PennineCarePeople
and do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.
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.
Job description Job responsibilities
The provision of effective clinical leadership to and management of HTT and safe haven staff. To act as a senior point of contact for patients, their relatives and carers. The post holder will experience some high expressed emotions at times and will need to be able to manage severely challenging behaviours. To lead on the formulation of staff rotas to ensure the most effective use of resources in relation to service user need and team activity. To lead on the monitoring and management of all staff sickness absence, in accordance with Trust policies. To ensure that all staff follow the guidelines identified in the Trust and National policies. To participate in the investigation of patient complaints, as per Trust Complaints procedure, aiming to settle complaints with local resolutions at team level. When unable to do so, to communicate without delay to the Community Service Manager. To assist in ensuring that all clinical equipment is correctly maintained and that all appropriate staff are competent in its correct application. To deputise for the Service Manager in their absence when requested To participate in business planning processes and ongoing service review and development.
Financial Responsibilities To act as authorised signatory and responsible for a delegated budget. Authorise payments up to £1000 for supplies. Signatory for staff expenses and payment of nurse bank.
Clinical Responsibilities Ensure compliance with all clinical requirements across the Home Treatment Team and safe haven offer including, assessment, care planning, provision of interventions and reviews in accordance with local and national policy and guidelines. To be responsible for ensuring that staff are adequately trained to utilise and manage the clinical data recording system (Paris) Promote the Mental Health Act / Mental Capacity Act Codes of Practice and ensure compliance with procedures and documentation Review practice regularly and implement any necessary changes in line with evidence based practice Take responsibility to maintain the standards for the team base environment using Health and Safety and infection control standards
Quality Responsibilities The post holder will assist the Service Manager in ensuring that a continuous programme of quality assurance is adopted within the service. To assist in the analysis of patient satisfaction surveys, the identification of service deficiencies and in response, the development of remedial action plans. To ensure that all staff act in a professional and responsible manner at all times, acknowledging that they are representatives of the Trust. To ensure that the environment is conducive to the wellbeing of staff & visitors. Undertake and lead in audit, surveys and research and development studies for the HTT.
Professional Development and Education Responsibilities The post holder will be responsible for maintaining their own personaldevelopment and will take a lead on achieving the training and educationalobjectives of junior staff, including learners, in an environment which is conducive to learning. To take responsibility for own clinical and managerial development in support of the Service Manager. Have responsibility for the day to day management of the MDT, allocating work effectively. To participate in the annual individual performance review of all staff within the team and to assist in the formulation of personal development plans which reflect the individuals potential in meeting the service aims. To ensure all staff comply with their Core and Essential Training requirements appropriate to their job role. To ensure that all staff receive education and training in accordance with their professional registration requirements. To ensure that all newly qualified staff receive ongoing support, throughpreceptorship, for at least six months. To ensure that all learner nurses have access to their identified assessor. To act as a mentor for learner nurses
Recruitment and Selection Responsibilities The post holder will coordinate & participate in the recruitment and selection of staff as required. To participate in employment interviews for staff vacancies, Bands 2 to 6. To ensure that all newly appointed staff are introduced to the team and receive a period of orientation and support to meet their individual needs.
Person Specification Education/Qualification Essential
- Appropriate professional qualification (RNMH, OT, Social Worker) and current registration with professional body
- Appropriate post graduate qualification or equivalent experience
- Evidence of Continual Professional development
- Preparation for mentorship
- Accredited skills training
- Trained to deliver psychosocial interventions
- People management experience
- Substantial experience of working in a health or social care setting
- Experience at Band 6 and evidence of appropriate clinical management experience
- Experience of working in a range of mental health settings
- Previous experience of working in a home treatment service
- Good understanding of Mental Illness.
- Knowledge of treatments and interventions appropriate for individuals with acute mental health needs
- Ability to demonstrate working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and CPA process.
- Knowledge of current policy and guidance in relation to the development of Mental Health Services
- Understanding of confidentiality and data protection issues.
Skills and abilities Essential
- Ability to manage and implement change
- Ability to provide leadership to the clinical team and work within a management team framework
- Ability to supervise and support qualified and unqualified staff in relation to managing complex clients
- Ability to manage staff and work with HR to manage disciplinary matters
- Ability to supervise staff, set standards, monitor performance and enable staff to personally develop
- Ability to provide a high level of professional expertise in the care of clients with complex needs
- Ability to manage high expressed emotions and severely challenging behaviours
- Ability to provide appropriate education and training to qualified and unqualified staff as appropriate
- Good verbal and written communication skills, with emphasis on complex and sensitive information
- Ability to complete the appropriate documentation
- Ability to undertake a full range of physical interventions e.g. moving and handling to support people's personal care needs and MVA
- Ability to demonstrate effective time management and disciplined self - organisation
- Ability to value diversity and respond constructively to discriminatory behaviour
- Ability to deal with verbal aggression.
- Good social skills and have a positive attitude within the team and when dealing with service users, staff, carers, visitors and the public
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