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Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Stockport
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Crisis Care pathway for children & young people across Greater Manchester (GM) has been totally transformed. Four multi-agency, multi-disciplinary Rapid Response teams who serve the whole of GM are at the heart of the transformation.

The Rapid Response Teams and the overall pathway emphasise a culture of accessible, high quality, holistic, child centred, recovery focused care, enabling you to effectively address the needs of children and families when they are at their most vulnerable. As such these posts will be enormously rewarding.

The new crisis care pathway enjoys a high degree of national & local recognition and interest. Therefore these are high profile posts offering you potential opportunities to conduct service based research and to present at conferences and other events. You will receive a structured induction and comprehensive training programme, along with a robust programme of continuous professional development.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the Rapid Response Team you will be at the heart of a well funded, well organised, hugely valued work-stream. You will deliver robust crisis assessment, effective risk management and intensive support to children, young people and families who are in or immediately post crisis. The main objective of the service is to prevent unnecessary and often unhelpful admissions to A&E, Paediatric inpatient settings and acute Inpatient admissions where clinically appropriate.

You will offer up to 72 hours of intensive follow up and develop longer term care plans to identify and address the holistic needs of young people and families across Greater Manchester. You will also link with specialist in-patient services, referring and co-managing admissions within a recovery model.

All new starters to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust who are appointed to a post which requires a Disclosure Barring Certificate check (DBS) will be recharged for the full cost of the check.

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

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant core professional qualification in mental health
  • Evidence of current professional registration and continued professional development
  • Educated to first degree level or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and abilities to work at this level
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy, IT and keyboard skills
  • Short courses and experience to post graduate diploma level
Desirable
  • Training in one or more additional specialised areas of practice including children and young people
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing in clinical practice
  • Mentorship qualification
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience in either community or inpatient settings which meet the core competencies of the post
  • Experience of assessment, formulation and managing complex cases and risk within a mental health service
  • An extensive range of clinical experience within the speciality or within a care pathway
  • Experience of exercising clinical responsibility for patients' care and treatment and case management
  • Experience of working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision
  • Experience of supervision of less experienced practitioners within the MDT
  • Effective skills to be able to communicate, orally and in writing, highly technical and clinically sensitive information to patients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and nonprofessional groups
  • Experience of report writing
Desirable
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of patient groups, across the whole life span and presenting with the full range of severity
  • Experience of assessing and treating patients across the full range of care settings
  • Experience of using outcome measures to evaluate the impact of their clinical practice
  • Experience of children and young peoples' inpatient mental health care
  • Experience of working across professional / organisational boundaries
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge and implementation of the use of outcome measures
  • Knowledge of therapeutic interventions with CYP
  • Knowledge of the policy guidance and legislation specifically relating to children and young people
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the patient group and mental health, including the Mental Health Act and issues of capacity and consent
  • Detailed knowledge of child safeguarding procedures, responsibilities and application in practice
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice
  • Research and development methodology
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment
Desirable
  • A general understanding of evidenced based psychological therapies from a range of modalities, including systemic working
  • Understanding of the acuity and demands of CYP inpatient services
  • Knowledge of referral systems and general bed management procedures
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Have sound assessment skills and ability to articulate outcomes to CYP, families, other clinicians, practitioners and stakeholders
  • Ability to provide management and clinical supervision to the workforce
  • Ability to remain motivate
  • Ability to carry out therapeutic interventions with this patient group
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and severely challenging behaviours
  • Demonstrable commitment to the focus on quality, promotes high standards to consistently improve patient outcomes
  • Ability to work across boundaries and look for collective success, listens, involves and respects and learns from the contributions of others
  • High level mental health assessment and risk assessment and formulation skills
  • Case management skills focusing on the needs of the CYP and the context of their pathway in relation to all clinical and legal processes
  • Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands
  • Ability to analyse complex facts and situations and develop a range of options
  • Able to anticipate and resolve problems before they arise
  • Good organiser, influencer and networker
  • Compassionate in meeting the needs of vulnerable children and young people and their families and carers
  • Able to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in distressing and challenging circumstances
  • Able to work flexibly and cooperatively as part of a team
  • Able to use own initiative and make decisions independently
  • Committed to continual quality and service improvement
  • Self-aware and committed to professional and personal development
  • Able to accept and respond positively to feedback from supervision
  • Use multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills enabling good working relationships with others across professional boundaries
  • Able to provide and receive complex sensitive information and negotiate with other clinicians on difficult issues
  • Interpersonally calm and able to defuse difficult situations
  • Ability to inspire others and work collaboratively
  • Adaptability, flexibility and ability to cope with uncertainty and change
  • Works well under pressure and is proactive
  • Good organisational and time management skills, ability to plan and prioritise own work load
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
Desirable
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework
Work Related Circumstances Essential
  • Willingness to participate in on call rota's
  • Willingness to work flexibly including unsocial, weekend and out of hours working
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure


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