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- How to create an "enhanced" Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team in 6 steps
STEP ONE…Announce that the most qualified and experienced staff will have to compete with each other for reduced posts; offer them training in interview technique – a great morale booster.
STEP TWO…Give them all a 20 minute interview, but ask them all different questions; this will really separate the chaff…
STEP THREE…Select the best and most experienced practitioners and downgrade them to Band 5; this again is another great morale booster and shows that hard work is always rewarded.
STEP FOUR…Again select the best staff and take them out of the team; send them to other posts where there are problems of low morale; make sure you have downgraded them first so that they blend in well.
STEP FIVE…Offer early retirement to some staff but not to others; make sure there is no logical rationale to your decision. Why break a longstanding tradition?
STEP SIX…Fill the Team with less experienced staff and call it “enhanced”.
My father had two sayings:-
1. Cynicism is based on an experience of reality
2. Just because you’re paranoid, that doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.
Think both apply nicely here.
Terry has hit the nail on the head. Thank you Terry for highlighting the injustice that has been done to many senior experienced nurses in CRHT. It is the ultimate kick in the teeth for very loyal hardworking members of staff and throughout all of this not one manager has stood up and tried to call a halt to this fiasco of a proccess.I am well aware of the personal impact this has had on these members of staff who have now been left feeling undervalued, devastated and humiliated at having their careers wrecked after doing such a good job over a long time.
These experienced band 6 nurses were the only viable hope of reducing the need for addmission to beds. NSFT will respond by saying they are enhancing CRHT, but they are doing this by using unqualified staff who have no experience or knowledge of wqorking in a crisis team. These decisions are another nail in the coffin for mental health patients in this area at a time when the cost of out of ares beds is scandalous.
Unison and R C N, please step in and put a stop to the shocking treatment of these staff members.
Don’t forget the damage they’re doing to the staff being pulled in to the CRHT. they’re has been no consideration of the impact on their well being, even bloody obvious, basic management of a change in work place is missing leaving staff feeling misled, punished and completely ignored. Management should be ashamed of themselves for their inadequate and incompetent handling of staff. how on earth they can believe their own mantra of skill mixing is amazing
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