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Senior Mental Health Practitioner - Assessment and Duty (SCMHT)

Employer
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024
The Wigan Specialist Community Mental Health Team (SCMHT) are looking to welcome a Senior Mental Health Practitioner (Band 6) to the Assessment and Duty function in the team.

These posts follow on from our first successful round of recruitment as part of our Community Transformation Plan and implementation of the streaming model of care in the SCMHT.

If you are passionate about supporting people and want to progress into a senior position where you can enhance your clinical skills in assessment and risk management, then we would like to hear from you.

This role will involve screening and assessing new patients referred to the SCMHT to collaboratively discuss an appropriate treatment plan to meet the patient's needs. This could include signposting to other services or supporting access to care and treatment provided by the SCMHT. This role also involves supporting the duty function of the assessment service to provide consultation and advice to referrers, patients and carers.

These posts are full-time positions (37.5 hours) and the working hours will be 8am - 8pm 7 days a week. We also encourage applications from staff wanting to work part time hours. Flexible working can be discussed. The post is based at Claire House in Wigan. The post holder will be expected to travel across the Borough to attend satellite clinics across Wigan and Leigh.

Main duties of the job

The SCMHT provides care, treatment and support to adults with significant mental health needs, living in Wigan and Leigh.

The Senior Mental Health Practitioners will screen new referrals into the service and provide assessment and advice to patients and referrers, signposting to appropriate services to meet the patients needs. You would also be involved in managing duty calls into the SCMHT from professionals, patients and carers.

This role does not involve holding a caseload or care co-ordination.

The post holder will be supported by a knowledgeable and supportive team of Band 6 clinicians, and receive direct supervision from the Assessment and Duty Stream Lead (Band 7), Clinical Lead (Band 7) and Clinical Team Manager (Band 7). Reflective practice is also offered to all our Assessment and Duty Team staff due to the unique nature of this role.

While experience would be desirable, we will consider supporting preceptors at Band 5 level to meet a number of competencies to achieve a substantive band 6 over a 12 month period.

Staff wellbeing and development is paramount - full supernumerary status will be provided to support induction to the team for the first 4 weeks in post. Your skills and development opportunities will be supported as part of your induction process and reviewed regularly during line management supervision and an annual appraisal.

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

See attached detailed job description and person specification:
  • 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

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional registration (RMN, OT or Social Worker).


Desirable

  • Post registration training in relevant field.
  • Leadership/management training.
  • Assessor/mentorship training.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in an acute environment.
  • Experience of mentorship, supervision and co-ordination of staff.
  • Experience of working as a Nurse in Charge/Shift Co-ordinator
  • Experience of care planning process
  • Working in a multi-agency framework
  • Demonstrate a contribution to change management process
  • Experience in positive leadership of a team
  • Demonstrate experience of problem solving approaches


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of the Recovery Model
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act
  • Knowledge of effective care co-ordination
  • Knowledge of relevant national policies and guidance
  • Knowledge of evidence based and reflective practice
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act
  • Knowledge of the Vulnerable Adults Procedure and Child Protection
  • Knowledge of Safety, Privacy and Dignity Guidelines


Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrate sound leadership qualities and understanding of management styles
  • Understanding of quality and change in the clinical setting
  • Ability to delegate and coordinate
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to utilise Assessment skills and tools effectively
  • Ability to communicate in a variety of settings
  • Ability to maintain accurate and up to date clinical records
  • Able to present factual information and refer questions to others where appropriate
  • Able to deal with sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues
  • Effective time and workload management
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to identify and minimise risk effectively
  • IT skills


Desirable

  • Project management
  • Formulation of reports
  • Presentation skills
  • Resource and budget management skills


Other

Essential

  • Flexible approach to working
  • Commitment to effective teamworking
  • Commitment to service development
  • Good time management
  • Demonstrate continuous professional development
  • Ability to travel in the course of performing duties


Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT

Address

Claire House

Phoenix Way

Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan

WN3 4NW



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437-6173337

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