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Senior Practitioner

Band 7

Main area
Mental Health
Band 7
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Kingslea House
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum
25/02/2020 23:59


We are looking for an enthusiastic Nurse, Occupational therapists or Social worker to join  North Mersey CMHT based in South Manchester as a Senior Practitioner.

This role includes working collaboratively with the team manager and consultants in providing day to day clinical leadership within the team around the duty function and overall service operation.

You will have significant experience of working in a range of mental health settings and an excellent understanding of the evidence base informing mental health care and practice.

The successful post holder will be expected to lead in the provision of referral triage, management and  initial biopsychosocial assessments as a leader of the duty team. This will include promoting positive links and relationships with wider agencies and providers.

Your role will at times require you to manage a caseload of service users who require care from the CMHT, this will be within the CPA framework and your work will be aligned to the Recovery Model.

As a member of the CMHT, the successful post holder will join our 7 Day Service Rota.

You will supervise junior staff and support in the management of the team and service development, including being supported to undertake clinical audit, incident and complaint investigation.

 As the successful candidate, a wide range of opportunities to enhance and develop your clinical skills will be open to you. Research and Innovation are championed in our services. We have a number of Trust-wide R&I, professional and divisional forums were service development ideas are derived from our front-line teams. Staff are actively encouraged to participate in such opportunities.

The CQC has recognised GMMH services to be well-led and we have been rated as Excellent in this area. Understanding and responding to individual development needs and priorities are critical aspects of how we lead and support our teams to deliver the highest quality and most effective care. We therefore recognise that a commitment to supporting our staff to develop themselves is important and essential. As such, you will receive an individualised review of your learning and development needs, as well as focused support at a service and trust level around how to achieve your goals. Additionally, to support meeting learning and development needs, we have close links with local academic institutions and have a wealth of expertise within GMMH that supports delivery of in-house training and education programmes.

As we recognise the importance of supporting our staff to achieve an effective work-life balance and also maintain positive wellbeing, we work with staff to develop ways of supporting flexible working for them. Our services describe themselves as mutually supportive and we recognise the challenges that can be associated with mental health care delivery. To further support our teams, we have internally run complex case discussion forums facilitated by our team psychologists and are committed to the delivery of robust supervision, to ensure that staff are supported in their clinical practice.

Finally, why should you come to work with us? Manchester is world renowned, versatile and it offers people the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities, cultures, educational opportunities, theatrical experiences, tastes, and social opportunities. It can adapt to be whatever you would want and has something for people of all ages, 24/7, 365 days a year.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Ana Sanderson, Service Manager - 07768 598015


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