Band 7 AVERTS Consultant - Uffculme Centre

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual to join the BSMHFT's learning and development department in the role of AVERTS consultant. The AVERTS team lead on the Prevention and Management of Violence training and support the Trusts Reducing Restrictive Practice agenda. The post holder should be a registered healthcare professional who has an interest in the reduction of restrictive practices. The successful candidate will be responsible for having oversight of the AVERTS training, provide leadership and support the AVERTS training team and provide advice and guidance to clinical areas regarding the safer management of challenging behaviour and the reduction of restrictive interventions inline with the Trusts core values. The post holder will work alongside fellow AVERTS consultants in the implementation and embedding of RRP initiatives including Safe wards, the development of bespoke training and will be involved in innovative practice for the reduction of RRP as well as supporting the implementation of relevant QI projects.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work alongside the other members of the AVERTS team to;
  • Provide specialist advice and consultancy around the prevention and management of violence and aggression and the reduction of restrictive practices for the Trust.
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with clinical services and the wider Learning and Development team.
  • Will make regular visits to clinical services to assist in the implementation of violence reduction initiatives.
  • Develop and deliver bespoke training as determined by the individual needs of the clinical area.
  • Provide support and leadership to other members of the AVERTS team and will assist in the planning of training to meet the Trusts compliance targets.
  • Monitor, respond and report on Eclipse entries that are commensurate to the role.
  • Work alongside ANP AVERTS, lead nurses and the wider Reducing Restrictive Practice steering group to deliver on RRP initiatives for clinical areas.
  • Will attend relevant meetings commensurate with their role and band and divisional requirements.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help that they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Role requirement criteria Essential
  • Registered Health Care professional (RMN/ OT)
  • mental health clinical experience
  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent
  • Significant experience of working with service users who present with violence/ aggression.
  • Specialist knowledge in Reduction of Restrictive practices
  • Recognised teaching or assessing qualification
  • teaching experience
  • ENB A74 or equivalent qualification

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