Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic RMN to contribute to the continued development of the Primary Care Mental Health Services in delivering care and support to patients with long term mental health needs in primary care.

You will operate within the principles of recovery and be responsible for the case management of agreed individuals with a stable but long term mental health condition in conjunction with the Primary Care Team.

You will work alongside GP surgeries where you will liaise with GPs on managing patients with a wide range of presenting mental health conditions. You will carry out mental health assessments, brief interventions and help to improve the mental health awareness and assessment skills in primary care services. You will also lead on specific projects identified as a priority by your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Main duties of the job

The Senior Mental Health Nurse is a key clinical leader within the multidisciplinary care team and will have continuing responsibility to assess, plan, coordinate, deliver and evaluate care, communicate findings, influence and drive change and promote health and best practice,patient safety and experience.

Carry out and coordinate comprehensive, systematic nursing assessments which take account of relevant mental, physical, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual, and environmental factors, in partnership with service user and others through interaction, observation and measurement.

Work collaboratively with other disciplines, service user and their carers to agree a holistic person centred care plan that addresses the needs identified through assessment.

Deliver and evaluate safe, person centred care in partnership with the service user and their carers to support recovery.

Act as a clinical leader supporting best practice in line with NICE guidance.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Certificate in teaching and assessing in clinical practice as appropriate to own profession
  • Recognised sign-off mentor (or equivalent) for students or must be achieved within agreed timescale
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community setting
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/ carers
  • Providing clinical supervision
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrate knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence based practice in caring for patients in the designated field
  • Care Programmed Approach and its application in practice
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice
Skills Essential
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, cares/ families and all members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake lead professional responsibilities

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