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Patient Flow Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The successful candidate will work within a dynamic inpatient NHS detox unit. The post holder will manage the admissions and discharges for the Chapman Barker Unit. This will include assurance around delivery of block contracting and SPOT referrals. The post holder will be expected to collaboratively work with commissioners and the senior leadership team. The post holder will provide direct line management of a small team of senior nurses within the admissions team. They will provide clinical input to support the admission of patients and assessment of new admissions. The successful candidate will arrange and lead on 'open days' to community providers and commissioners to showcase the service offer at CBU. They will work directly with community providers and frontline staff in community teams to build capacity and understanding of the nature of CBU, supporting timely, accurate referrals and admissions to the unit. The successful candidate will lead on the RADAR pathway (Rapid access to Alcohol Detoxification Acute Referral) which takes admissions directly acute hospital Accident and Emergencies. This role will include teaching and training for these referring services.

More information about the service is available on the web page:Chapman Barker Unit | Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT (

Main duties of the job

Promote effective patient flow based on individual service users care pathways whilst ensuring least restrictive practice and optimizing lengths of stay.

To promote and facilitate timely admissions and discharges within inpatient unit through safe, timely and effective bed management.

To act as a resource to provide education, advice and support relating to all aspects of admissions and discharge planning.

To operate as a member of Inpatient Multi-disciplinary team to provide clinical expertise to facilitate safe admission and discharge from the inpatient service.

To liaise closely and effectively with key staff in other agencies, addiction services, adult social services, rehabilitation units etc to maximize safe and timely discharges.

To liaise with commissioners providing feedback and ensuring clear communication regarding wait times, number of referrals, admissions, and discharges.

Lead on the RADAR pathway, liaising with each area as required.

To offer training to all other agencies to ensure pathways (planned and RADAR) are clear, referrals are accurate completed and sent in a timely manner.

Provide supervision and training to the admission team.

To chair as required board rounds and keep accurate records.

To participate in the local on call rotas 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

See attached detailed 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 Discount

Person Specification



  • Awareness of Patient Flow processes


  • Experience working as a Patient Flow Practitioner



  • Awareness of contracting around NHS Inpatient Detox


  • has experience of working in contracting around NHS Inpatient Detox



  • awareness of addictions


  • has previously worked in addictions

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Chapman Barker Unit

Prestwich Hospital, Bury New Road


M25 3BL

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