The successful applicants will be based in the integrated community mental health teams in Ealing as part of the community and Recovery Mental Health Services service line. The service comprises a fully integrated mental health team with a visible presence in the local Primary Care Network.
There will be a tiered or stepped care model within the MINT team where a more primary care ethos and model of delivery will be used for the majority of patients but those who have more complex needs will have more enhanced support from an allocated clinician as well as the multidisciplinary team. The post will therefore involve consultation/liaison with the MDT as well as GPs, primary care services and other mental health teams. Alongside this there will be some direct consultation with patients particularly around complex cases and crisis prevention.
Our implementation of MINT has taken a whole-systems approach to the way Mental Health care is delivered with transformation at every level of service and care delivery.
This has involved integrating primary and secondary care teams and reconfiguring community teams so they are positioned to deliver care in alignment with the local primary care networks and work in partnership with local communities.Main duties of the job
MINT aims to deliver joined-up, personalised treatment and care which support and are responsive to, the needs of the local population. MINT teams are place-based aligning primary care networks across the boroughs to deliver an integrated approach to mental health, physical health and social care needs.
Operational as of July 2021, MINT provides community-based mental health services and support for adults aged 18+ with a wide range of mental health difficulties living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham.
MINT offers a range of therapeutic interventions which support and are tailored to individual needs. These are delivered in both group and one-to-one settings. The services and support available throughout MINT differ across each borough, reflecting the needs of the local population in each area. A stepped approach to care is taken, with brief group interventions offered as a starting point ensuring a range of accessible treatments including therapeutic support, education and training, employment, volunteering and other occupational support, peer support, and link workers building community connections.About us
The MINT teams are an exciting, vibrant and exciting place to work. There are opportunities to get involved with additional research, service development, training or to develop clinical specialisation. The trust actively promotes CPD and is a valuing and rewarding employer.
The Trust is committed to supporting the continued health and wellbeing of our staff, which has been an area of significant focus during the pandemic. Our ambition is to build on the learning from this and develop a sustainable health and wellbeing offer that represents excellence as an employer. The Trust provides free access to a number of support tools including our Health at Work team which consists of Occupational Health professionals including specialist services such as staff counselling, incident de-brief and physiotherapy.
Health and wellbeing conversation have been integrated into supervision, appraisal and reflective practice discussions. In addition, there are a number of COVID specific support tools currently in place e.g. free access to wellbeing apps and psychological support. All staff are encouraged to get the Covid vaccine. The Trust is currently in a period of re-set and recovery and is supporting teams to come back together in a safe and secure way.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Clinical leadership: You will have a key role in a liaison/consultation model to provide early, easy access advice to GPs and the Primary Care Networks to support care of patients in the locality. GPs in the borough will be able to contact you via telephone or email for advice during working hours. You will also provide clinical leadership to the team in clinical multi-disciplinary team meetings and referrals meetings as well as being available for case discussions, advice and supervision within and outside team meetings. You will also have a role in the management of a smaller number of more complex cases, to offer senior assessments and more direct input in particular in risk and/or medication management and diagnostic assessments. This will also include Mental Health Act Assessments, CTO reviews and supporting the duty function of the team with urgent concerns and assessments. You will have senior medical responsibility for the care carried out by the MINT team.
Relationships: you will be expected to establish, develop and maintain positive relationships with colleagues in the Primary Care Network as well as in secondary care mental health teams, IAPT, Local Authority and 3rd sector. You will also facilitate smooth transitions into and out of the service through relationships with other relevant services.
Service development: You will work in partnership with the Team Manager to provide leadership and development to the MINT Team. This will include developing strategy, quality improvement, audit, and written policies and guidelines for the future delivery of MINT Services through working collaboratively with others in WLNT and the PCNs and other stakeholders.
Training and education: You will be expected to participate in training for key individuals in the Primary Care Network such as GPs as well as within the MINT team itself. This may include formal didactic teaching individual bedside style clinical teaching based around individual cases developing strategies for teaching and training. You are also likely to contribute to complex case forums across disciplines, some GP practice or locality meetings and other community fora to improve clinical care and communication across services.
You will also be expected to contribute to the academic programme and Teaching/ training/junior supervision.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Criteria MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
- Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
- Additional clinical qualifications
- Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice at the time of appointment
- GMC Specialist Register or within six months
- Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
- Good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
- Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
- Excellent clinical skills
- Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
- Excellent knowledge in speciality
Academic skills and Lifelong learningEssential
- Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
- Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
- Ability to work in and lead team
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
- Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
- Ability to work in and lead team
- Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement
- Participated in continuous professional development
- Participated in research or service evaluation
- Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
- Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation
- Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit or service improvement e.g. prizes or awards
- Evidence of improving patient outcomes through service change or audit
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