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Senior Practitioner Patient Flow

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Senior Practitioner for Patient Flow plays a pinnacle role in ensuring our service users are discharged in a timely manner and with the right amount of follow up support. This role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced practitioner to work at Atherleigh Park supporting our inpatient service and being an integral member of our multidisciplinary team as well as supporting the Trust wide patient flow service. The successful candidate will support our 3 adult wards, 1 PICU and 1 LLAMs Ward. You will be fully supported to develop in your role through additional training, clinical and managerial supervision.

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.

Support GMMH Trust wide goal to reduce out of area placements

Participate in relevant GMMH Trust Wide Patient Flow Service meetings

Provide supervision and training as required to junior members and students of the GMMH Patient Flow Service.

To promote and facilitate timely admissions and discharges within inpatient unit through safe, timely and effective bed management as an integral part of the CPA process.

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 discharge from the inpatient service.

To chair the local bed management meetings and board rounds and keep accurate records.

To liaise closely and effectively with key staff in other agencies RAID, CMHT, HBTT, EIT, Later Life, LD and Rehabilitation Services etc to maximize safe and timely discharges.

To participate in the local on call rotas as required.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over 6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in the city of Manchester, Salford, Trafford, Bolton 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

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details

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), raising 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 membership

Person Specification



  • Qualifications



  • Experience



  • Knowledge/Skills

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Atherleigh Park



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