Senior Mental Health Practitioner - Patient Flow

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
M15 4HA
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust £ 38.89 - 44.503 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 38.89 - 44.503 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Bank
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
9 Jun 2021
Closes
8 Jul 2021

Job Description

Main duties of the job

The post holder will
  • Ensure effective and timely flow through the inpatient unit to allow for timely admissions for service users requiring an inpatient admission
  • Take a lead on any service users who are delayed through liaison with other community services and the CCG
  • Act as an interface with the bed management Hub to ensure that there is a Trust wide view of demand and capacity
  • Support the Operational Manager and wider bed management team in the daily management of demand and capacity



Working for our organisation

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, across 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.

The Trust employs around 4750 people, who make a difference across 130 locations. Staff at GMMH work to improve lives with a culture based on five core values:

  • We are caring and compassionate

  • We inspire hope

  • We work together

  • We value and respect

  • We are open and honest

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Promote effective patient flow based on individual service users care pathways whilst ensuring least restrictive practice and optimizing lengths of stay and support the GMMH Trust wide goal to reduce out of area placements.



Promote and facilitate timely admissions and discharges within inpatient unit through safe, timely and effective bed management as an integral part of the CPA process. To operate as a member of Inpatient Multi-disciplinary team to provide clinical expertise to facilitate safe discharge from the inpatient service.

Liaise closely and effectively with key staff in other agencies RAID, CMHT, HBTT, EIT, Later Life, LD and Rehabilitation Services etc to maximize safe and timely discharges

Act as a resource to provide education, advice and support relating to all aspects of admissions and discharge planning and provide supervision and training as required to junior members and students of the GMMH Trust Wide Patient Flow Service.



Participate in relevant GMMH Trust Wide Patient Flow meetings and provide cover as required for the Hub & Spoke teams.



Spoke team work predominantly 9am to 5pm with some out of hours and nights as required by service.

The post holder will chair the local bed management meetings and board rounds and keep accurate records.

The post holder will participate in the local Bronze on call rotas as required.

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

Person specification

essential
Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable Band 6 experience or equivalent.
  • Experience of managing staff


Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in Mental Health Patient Flow/bed management, RAID/MH Liaison, HBT, CMHT, EIT, Later Life services and or Rehabilitation services


Essential
Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable Band 6 experience or equivalent. Experience of managing staff
  • Experience of working in Mental Health Patient Flow/bed management, RAID/MH Liaison, HBT, CMHT, EIT, Later Life services and or Rehabilitation services


**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.

NHS Jobs/TRAC -(Recruitment Systems) - If your application form has been submitted on NHS jobs, we will need to transfer your personal data information (application form) from NHS Jobs to upload into TRAC systems.

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 competenc

Ref: 1347181309

Job Details

Senior Mental Health Practitioner - Patient Flow

Manchester, Greater Manchester, Englandd Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust
Pay
£ 38.89 - 44.503 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
9 Jun 2021
Type
Bank
Closes
8 Jul 2021

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