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Senior Urgent Response Practitioner - Home Based Treatment Team

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time

Job Details

Are you a Qualified Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with urgent care experience that is looking to progress and lead on the development of our Home-Based Treatment Team (HBTT)?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Salford HBTT as a 12-month secondment piloting a senior role in responding urgently to referrals from our Mental Health Liaison and Inpatient colleagues, offering alternative to inpatient admission for people with complex presentations. The post holder would lead on this initiative, seeing service users face to face but also supporting HBTT staff members in building their confidence in working with people with complex presentations. The post holder would attend board rounds and patient flow meetings to gain an understanding on where service pressures may be, and proactively support to reduce these within this role in the HBTT as well as proactively advocate for people to recover at home in the least restrictive way. As a senior role, there will also be a requirement to supervise and support staff member within HBTT in their professional development.

As this is a secondment, your line manager agreement to apply would be needed.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will -

Focus on ensuring a rapid response to all urgent referrals coming into the service, alongside playing an integral role in supporting patient flow through the system. This will include:

Supporting the service to develop and maintain robust gatekeeping processes, incorporating the principles of person-centred care and least restrictive interventions.

Proactively identifying and facilitating supported early discharges from our inpatient settings.

Supporting with admission avoidance from MHLS and community teams.

Supporting the team development to meet the Core Fidelity Standards.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160 locations.

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 Discounts

Person Specification



  • Degree in RMN, Occupational Therapy or Social Work


  • Additional qualification relevant to job role



  • Acute / urgent care experience


  • Experience within a leadership role previously



  • Ability to manage complex cases autonomously


  • Line management and staff development skills



  • Understanding of the function and purpose of a Home Based Treatment Team


  • Knowledge of the functions and purposes of our MHLT and inpatient colleagues

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Meadowbrook Unit

Stott Lane


M6 8HG

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