Home Based Treatment Team Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you looking for a new challenge? Then you'll be interested in the exciting opportunities that have arisen to join the Trafford Home Based Treatment Team.

The Team consist of experienced multi disciplinary colleagues, including Nurses, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, O/T and Psychologist all working to a Recovery based approach. You will have ongoing supervision with opportunities to develop via relevant training, appropriate to this role.

The role within the team will allow you to develop skills in both assessment and risk management.

If you are passionate about supporting people and want to enhance your clinical skills in assessment and risk management, then we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 Mental Health Practitioner to join the Home Based Treatment Team in Trafford. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an enthusiastic and dynamic community team. Home Based Treatment Team provides an ageless service to people who live in Trafford. We provide an alternative to inpatient admission and support people with severe and acute mental health problems in their home whilst undergoing intensive treatment for their mental health needs.Candidates will be expected to work as a keyworker providing assessments and inform treatment plans for those people under Home Based Treatment. You will be a good communicator and self-motivator who delivers high quality care. You will be expected to carry out in depth assessments in the community and you will be expected to contribute and formulate care plans and risk management plans.

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

The post holder is required to offer interventions to those suffering with mental health problems that are in an acute crisis. To undertake bed gatekeeping assessments when an admission to hospital is requested. The post holder is required to offer supported discharge assessments of current in-patients.

The postholder will maintain and review relevant documentation to a high standard and reviewed within operational time scales, in line with relevant clinical pathways as outlined within the HBTT operational procedure.

The post holder will be expected to work shifts, that include weekends, early, late and night shifts and on call (over night).

Please see full Job description and Person Specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification .Education / qualifications Essential
  • Must have RMN registration
  • Post qualifying study e.g. mentorship, CBT, DBT, Dual diagnosis training
.Experience Essential
  • Relevent post preceptorship experience
  • Experience of working within inpatients, community setting or older adults
Knowledge Essential
  • Good risk assessment and management skills
  • Experince of mapping, suicide prevention, physical healthcare
Skills and abilities Essential
  • Good assessment skills
  • Ability to work alone
  • Confident independent decision making, experience of assessing patients independently

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