Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)

Location Lancashire, England
Salary £26 - £30 per hour
Discipline Day Webster Healthcare
Approved Mental Health Professional required

6pm-12 midnight (twilight shifts) 5 nights a week on a rolling rota pattern.

The purpose of this job is to:
To as part of a team provide a duty Approved Mental Health Professional Service for residents who require assessment under the Mental Health Act 1983.

The post holder will need to :
Contribute to service delivery that is person centred and outcome focussed with an emphasis on least restrictive principles and enabling recovery.
Ensure collaborative work with colleagues and with other professionals and agencies with an emphasis on a multi agency team of support being in place to work with individuals whose needs are complicated or unstable.

Core tasks
1. To deliver a professional AMHP service.
2. To contribute to the delivery of personalised assessments in line with legislation and guidance and in line with county policies and procedures.
3. To contribute to the provision of high quality assessments, reviews and support plans for individuals, in consultation with the person and their carer.
4. To liaise with others involved in the service users / carers care to support decision making in future needs – such as provision of ongoing effective, support; contribute to information gathering regarding safeguarding of children and adults and effective risk management. Including clear decision making and reporting on outcomes.
5. To communicate effectively with customers, carers, other agencies and professionals to support the delivery of a co-ordinated response to customer and carer needs
6. To effectively manage your own assessment allocations and support allocation to others as part of a duty system.
7. To keep effective records in relation to the work undertaken using Social Care electronic records and health recording systems.
8. To contribute to effective team working and to service development and to work with management to identify improvements that could be introduced to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Directorate
9. To undertake continuous professional development including attendance at formal training