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Senior Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner for Nurse Lead Clinic

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Provide clinical leadership, supervision, support and consultation to nursing staff and MDT staff in the CMHT, in line with relevant clinical pathways as outlined within the operational procedures.
  • Manage and evaluate a caseload in line with relevant clinical pathway (Nurse lead clinic) as outlined within the operational procedure and will include: -
    • Assessment
    • Formulation
    • Therapeutic intervention as required
    • Signposting
    • Close working with all colleagues
    • To be responsible for a complex caseload
  • Act as a duty assessor

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

    Main duties of the job

    To demonstrate high-level communication skills at all levels

    To demonstrate the application of specialist skills and knowledge in order to maintain professional competence and fitness to practice as a Senior Practitioner for Nursing

    To undertake and record comprehensive risk assessment, and implement evidence based therapeutic interventions based on the recovery model and personalisation agenda.

    To take responsibility for managing a ring-fenced caseload of service users, with complex mental health needs.

    To undertake local audits and reviews in line with national/local standards and service developments as required.

    Ensure systems are in place for, Duty, triage and assessment, Allocation, transfer and discharge / closure of case responsibility

    Participate in bronze on-call management rotas as required.

    Act up for the Team Manager as required.

    To lead on Team Management Reviews and take responsibility for implementing action recommendations arising.

    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

    To demonstrate high-level communication skills at all levels.

    To establish and maintain robust communication networks with clients, carers, team members, other health care and social care workers and external agencies.

    To promote awareness of the role of service within local service area/team, GP practices and the wider community.

    To promote awareness of the role of service in the local service area/team, negotiating priorities where appropriate.

    To represent own profession at local forums.

    Be a full member of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

    Effectively manage own caseload accepting referrals from agreed agencies in accordance with agreed operational procedures.

    Undertake formal mental health and social care assessments of new clients within own caseload.

    Undertake assessments of students as part of the service offer in accordance with agreed operational procedures.

    Assess, care-plan, provide interventions and evaluate and record community mental health and social care delivered to clients on own caseload.

    To provide effective care coordination to an identified caseload of complex service users, ensuring the delivery of evidence based interventions to encourage successful outcomes

    To encourage and support students s to collaborate in their treatment programme and recovery.

    To encourage self-help as much as possible, promoting the maintenance of skills and independence in clients.

    To support health promotion and act in a consultative role/advisor to other community services/agencies and personnel in relation to individual students and their mental health issues.

    To take the clinical lead for the service within your area of specialism and provide advice, guidance and support to colleagues and other professionals.

    To undertake and record comprehensive risk assessments, devise and implement risk management plans for clients at risk of vulnerability, self harm or risk of physical, sexual or emotional harm to others, using the STAR V 2 Risk Assessment Tool.

    To take a lead role in service developments within your area of specialism.

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

    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 Qualifications Essential
    • qualifications
    • experience
    knowledge and Skills Essential
    • knowledge and Skills
    • Experience
    Nurse prescriber Essential
    • Registered with NMC, or Social work England
    • Have had demonstrable experience as band 6

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