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Home Treatment Team Practitioner

Pennine Care NHS FT
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner to join this dynamic, expanding team. Bury Home treatment is extending their hours to be a 24hr, 7 day a week service.

Working pattern for the post holder includes working 7 days a week including bank holidays, rotating days and nights as part of the HTT team to deliver an effective and efficient response to people who access the service, providing clinical assessments and interventions focusing on relapse prevention and improved quality of life for service users.

Furthermore, will be providing face to face gatekeeping throughout the night, not only for Bury, but across the north division if necessary and review and assess for suitability for HTT any patients referred from a S136 assessment.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven registered practitioner who can work autonomously in the community, complete full mental health assessments, manage risk in the community, while also being an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. we also provide clozapine titration in the community.

We are a dedicated team of nurses, OTs, Social workers, QAP and support workers who work closely with our consultant psychiatrist, our colleagues in the community mental health team, acute inpatients wards and the wider members of the MDT

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide reviews in safe environment where appropriate (include patients who are seeking self-discharge from the wards, providing a safer discharge and any Bury HTT patients that present at A& E).

They will also complete emergency home visits if risk assessed safe to do so, providing a greater flexibility for supervised medication regimes for patients.

As a 24-hr team we will also be able to provide 24 hr telephone support to patients under Bury HTT including patients on the community Clozapine pathway.

To be involved in the ongoing development of the service.

To undertake accurate psychosocial / risk assessments and act as co-worker for service users who are supported by the Home Treatment Team who present with acute mental health problems or psychological distress. To work in close liaison with other members of the multidisciplinary team, including care coordinators, to implement treatment / management plans in order to facilitate Home Treatment.

To undertake the role of the gatekeeper for all people requiring admission to inpatient services, including those requiring assessment under the MHA and to provide an alternative to hospital admission through Home Treatment interventions where appropriate.

It is expected that you will deliver care in accordance with all Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust policies and procedures, the Mental Health Act and community care legislation.

About us

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#PennineCarePeopleand 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

Key Responsibilities of the Post:

To develop individualized packages of care for service users with mental health problems, including signposting where necessary.

To provide intensive home treatment in service users home/community settings.

To provide crisis management and short term psychotherapeutic interventions as appropriate

To develop and provide a supported discharge/leave pathway for inpatients To identify the need for protection in line with safeguarding children and the Protection of Vulnerable Adult Policy and to comply with statutory obligations.

To liaise and negotiate with other professions, statutory and independent agencies to ensure the best possible service is provided to service users and carers.

To evaluate systematically and record, outcomes of mental health assessments, adapting care on the basis of these outcomes.

To involve family and carers in the assessment and care planning with service users consent.

To provide education and appropriate self-help resources to patients and carers specific to individual needs.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • oRMN / Social Worker / OT o


  • oPSI Training



  • oExtensive knowledge of mental health legislation and guidance


  • oExperience of work in Crisis / Home Treatment Team



  • oKnowledge and experience of working within a multidisciplinary team

Skills and Abilities


  • oAbility to provide leadership cover in the absence of the team manager when required
  • oAbility to supervise and support community support workers in meeting the needs of clients on their caseload.
  • oAbility to prepare, record and complete relevant documents and reports to a professional standard


  • oCommitment to professional development

Work Related Circumstances


  • oMust be able to work flexibly over a 7 day week in response to client / service user needs
  • oMust be willing to develop competencies within the scope of professional practice to meet service needs

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Fairfield General Hospital

Rochdale Old Road



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