Home Based Treatment Team Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester, UK
08 Nov 2019
08 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2million people, the Trust employs around 4750 people who make a difference across 130 locations. Situated in one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West.

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments.

The Trust provides a range of specialist services including prison in reach across the North of England, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and in patient perinatal mental health care.

We have been rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as 'Outstanding'

The Home Based Treatment Team in South Manchester provide a viable alternative to in-patient care in the community. An opportunity has arisen within South Manchester Home Based Treatment for a dynamic, psychologically informed and recovery focused Band 6 Practitioner to work within the urgent care directorate. We are currently advertising for full time positions.

The role encompasses both key-working for clients whom are experiencing deterioration to their mental health, are exhibiting acute needs which require intensive interventions to be delivered in least restrictive settings. The secondary aspect is to provide all clients in need of such interventions or in-patient admission a face to face gate-keeping review which enables the client, referrer, carers an opportunity to establish such acute needs, fostering greater joint working with our partners across Secondary Mental Health services and with the use of risk formulation determine where such interventions would be safest delivered.

The Home Treatment Team will now operate over 24 hours 7 days a week and therefore night working as part of a rota system will be in operation.

We are passionate about Multi-disciplinary working, ensure other disciplines provide greater context to decision making, develop core care teams thus ensuring a degree of continuity and focus during client's care spell with Home Treatment. Part of your role would be to lead such a core care team, supervising junior staff, updating the MDT of progress, delivering interventions, reviewing effectiveness of care plans and robust discharge planning once outcomes have been satisfactorily delivered. The gatekeeping role requires us to be available 24hrs a day across a 7 day week therefore some night shift cover will be required, the need therefore for clear verbal, written communications across the team is essential and we strive to ensure this is paramount across the team.

Clearly also an understanding of safeguarding issues, how we inform others or our concerns, how these concerns are recorded will be a large part of wider inter- agency working and we welcome the opportunity to provide these agencies the wider context of understanding we can provide. We encompass a holistic approach, ensuring we are mindful of the bio-psychosocial aspects to our clients needs, developing physical health clinics, incorporating NICE guidelines and actively encourage the development of specialist skills within the team. The service focuses on a recovery STAR holistic model of assessment and treatment, which includes assessment and care planning of services users acute mental health needs, while supporting family and carers. There is a strong focus on care planning and providing psychological interventions in the form of MAPS (maximising access to psychosocial interventions). The team implements safe and effective discharge planning which includes expediting referrals to other services or to the care of GP's which are discussed daily via the Multi Disciplinary Team meeting with a focus on strong and supportive leadership.

The team is also very much guided by clinical/line management supervision, peer support forums, interface meetings which together enable individuals to have the necessary support opportunity to remain focused in such a challenging, fast paced area of acute care.

This vacancy may be closed early if sufficient applications have been received.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Phil Coombs

Tel: 0161 271 0278

**Please note, this vacancy may be closed at any time if sufficient applications have been received**

Important Information about working for GMMH:
All positions within the Trust are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, for further information on the checks required please visit the NHS Employers website.

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GMMH have made the Apprenticeship Promise and as part of that promise will consider all Band 1 to 4 vacancies as Apprenticeship Opportunities. Applicants are encouraged to apply for posts at Greater Manchester Mental Health who have direct experience of mental health, learning disability or drug and alcohol services either as a service user or a carer.

**If you do not hold a current competency based qualification and or the Care Certificate, you will be expected to complete an appropriate Apprenticeship in Healthcare with GMMH.**

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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