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Senior Practitioner - Mental Health Home Based Treatment Service

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an opportunity for you to be part of fast growing and developing services. In line with the Five Year Forward Plan for Mental Health and an exciting transformation program of services, we are expanding our existingHome Based Treatmentservices.

Greater Manchester Mental Health Service are recruiting Band 6 mental health practitioners at our Central Manchester Site

We are looking for 'can do', motivated Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners from a range of professional backgrounds including CAMHs to join us.

You will be actively supported to develop as a mental health professional, building on your existing experience and knowledge. Due to the diverse nature of the populations we serve, you will have a wide range of exciting learning opportunities available to you. The day-to-day diversity of our services and the support in learning are key reasons why people join us! Your learning will be further supported by the fact that you will be working within an experienced multidisciplinary team among experts in a number of different fields involved in wider research and service development agendas

Main duties of the job

The HBT operates 24/7 to provide responsive mental health care in the community setting, delivered by experienced and established multidisciplinary teams. We aim to provide an alternate to hospital admission and care for service users in the least restrictive way. As a Trust, we are committed to our services delivering models that are clinically led, operationally partnered and academically informed.

The post holder will be required to work 37.5 hours a week including weekends, bank holidays and nights. This service operates over 24 hours, 7 days a week, and so there will be times when the post holder will need to work out of hours to facilitate line management and support practitioners. There is an expectation that the post holder will participate in out-of-hours bronze on call - this is subject to approval.

You will be a senior team member providing clinical leadership, leading within our MDT meetings, and on clinical decision making within the service. You will support junior staff through supervision and service development.

Key duties willinclude:
  • Overseeing theclinical management for the patients, reviewing the practice of other staff.
  • To develop and maintainrelationships and pathways with other services.
  • Act as a Gatekeeper, reviewing referrals for acute care.
  • To participate in the local on call manager rota for GMMH
  • Line management and clinical supervision of staff members.
  • Providing training in house and as directed to other services within the directorate.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

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 Qualification Essential
  • Professional qualification
  • Leadership qualification
  • Training qualification
Experience Essential
  • Working in liaison mental health service, in patients and or community mental health teams
  • oExperience of working as a manager or team leader, including management of disciplines other than own background
  • Prior incident investigation
  • Prior complaint investigation experience
Skills Essential
  • Excellent clinical assessment skills, including assessment and management of risk; in relation to Older People and Adults of Working Age
  • Extensive knowledge of mental health problems and illnesses
  • Excellent understanding of the interface between physical and mental health needs
  • Knowledge of legislation, statutory and good practice guidance relating to mental health (including: NICE guidelines, the Mental Health Act, the Care Programme Approach and the Mental
  • Ability to provide leadership and management skills to an integrated multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and monitor own and others work load
  • Supervisory skills including staff appraisal and
  • Ability to contribute to staff training and development
  • Ability to ensure effective budget management
  • Investigation and root cause analysis skills

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