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Response Hub - Out of Hours Practitioner

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£31,365 to £37,890 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale to work night shifts within the Response Hub.

The Response Hub is a newly developed 24 hour service providing support to service users in the HMR area.

Main duties of the job

We currently have a vacancy for a Band 6 practitioner to join our Response Hub team in Rochdale. The successful applicant will work within the main hospital of Rochdale Infirmary, providing assessments and care for adults who require support out of hours.

The successful candidate will work predominate night shifts (21.15pm - 07.45am subject to review of new service). However, they will rotate on to day shifts periodically to maintain awareness and competence of all processes covered within a 24 hour period.

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:

The successful candidate will have first level registration as an RMN/RNMH, have experience of working in a mental health setting and be able to work across the 24 hour shift pattern on a rotational basis.

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

Work as part of the Response Hub team to deliver an effective and efficientresponse to people who access the service, providing clinical assessments and interventions focusing on relapse prevention and improved quality of life for service users.To undertake mental health assessments for people in need outside of working hours.Offering highly developed clinical and risk assessments, risk formulation and management plans.Provide support and training to non-mental health professionals regardingrecognising mental health conditions and appropriate management and onward referral pathways.Assess service users with a range of complex physical and mental health needs.Assist in the gate keeping process.To effectively discharge patients and signpost to alternative services.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • First level registration (RMN)
  • Appropriate diploma or post registration equivalent
  • Evidence of Continual Professional development
  • IT Literate
  • Preparation for mentorship
  • Training in management of violence and aggression
  • Training in psychosocial interventions
  • ECDL
Experience Essential
  • Experience at Band 6 and evidence of appropriate clinical management experience.
  • Experience of assessing clients' health and social care needs in an emergency department.
  • Experience of working in a range of mental health settings.
Knowledge Essential
  • Good understanding of Mental Illness
  • Knowledge of treatments and interventions appropriate for individuals with acute mental health needs
  • Ability to demonstrate working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and CPA process.
  • Knowledge of current policy and guidance in relation to Mental Health Services
  • Understanding of confidentiality and data protection issues.
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, with emphasis on complex and sensitive information
  • Ability to complete the appropriate documentation.
  • Good social skills and have a positive attitude within the team and when dealing with service users, staff, carers, visitors and the public.

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