Senior Practitioner

Employer
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Chorlton
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen in Manchester Early Intervention Service for a motivated and confident professionally qualified mental health practitioner to lead the assessment term on a secondment basis for 12 weeks commencing on 22 August 2022.

As the successful candidate you will lead and oversee the access to the service to ensure access standards are met and resources are used most effectively to meet the access standards.

You will have line management responsibility for two Band 6 assessment practitioners and so will be supported in developing skills in person development and leadership.

You will develop and communicate performance reports relating to this aspect of the service.

You will take a lead on overseeing progress for safeguarding cases and supporting teams within Manchester EIS with more complex cases.

This role gives you an opportunity to develop assessment skills specific to EIS and also a breadth of experience in leadership, service performance monitoring and improvement.

Main duties of the job

- Provide leadership, supervision, support and consultation to all professionals within the team, in line with relevant clinical pathway as outlined within the operational procedures.

- Additionally the postholder will act as lead representing the service in wider organisational forums.

- Manage and evaluate a caseload of people awaiting assessment and triage, in line with relevant clinical pathway as outlined within the operational procedure and will include: -
    • Assessment
    • Formulation
    • Therapeutic intervention as required
    • Signposting
    • Close working with all colleagues

- Undertake line management responsibility for designated staff in the EIS .

- Deputise for the Team Manager his/her absence and take on any delegated management duties as required.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than109locations.

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

- Provide leadership, supervision, support and consultation to all professionals within the team, in line with relevant clinical pathway as outlined within the operational procedures.

- Additionally the postholder will act as lead representing the service in wider organisational forums.

- Manage and evaluate a caseload of people awaiting assessment and triage, in line with relevant clinical pathway as outlined within the operational procedure and will include: -
    • Assessment
    • Formulation
    • Therapeutic intervention as required
    • Signposting
    • Close working with all colleagues

- Undertake line management responsibility for designated staff in the EIS .

- Deputise for the Team Manager

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN/Social work/OT registration
Desirable
  • Continuing professional development
Experience Essential
  • Working with serious mental health problems
  • Experience undertaking clinical assessment and risk assessment, including developing management plans
  • Safeguarding investigation
  • Experience working in an MDT
  • Planning and delivering educational materials
Desirable
  • Leading teams
  • Change management
Knowledge Essential
  • Full understanding of the Care Programme Approach including the needs and rights of Carers.
  • Offering advice and consultation to members of the multi disciplinary team based on solid professional experience of working with people with mental health needs
  • Participate in, & chair when appropriate, multi-agency meetings e.g. Protection of Vulnerable Adults, Best Interest Meetings.
  • Understanding of current national policy and initiatives in relation people with an at risk mental state or first episode of psychosis.
  • Support the Team Leader and other senior professionals in the daily operation of the Teams.
Desirable
  • Specific PSI interventions in line with EIP clinical pathways


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