If you're a Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, or registered professional working within Mental Health and want to work with and across a variety of GP surgeries on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast - this could be the ideal role for you!
Our Coastal service covers the area including Hunstanton, Brancaster, Marham, Swaffham and all of the beautiful villages in between.
As PCN Mental Health Practitioner, you'll play an incredibly important role in transforming community mental health services. We're working collaboratively with the Integrated Care System to offer 'Place Based Care' - ensuring communities receive fast and effective treatment, in the familiar surroundings of their GP surgery.Main duties of the job
You'll work alongside our lead, Krisa, providing support, treatment, advice, education and problem-solving approaches to members of our community experiencing challenges with their mental health. You'll be providing a dedicated service that makes sure needs are met in a seamless environment.
Here's what Krisa has to say about her role:
I was attracted to working in the Primary Care network after hearing about the transformation work that is happening across the local healthcare system.Since joining the team I have found working with service users alongside their GP's to be an extremely rewarding venture and offers a new perspective for my skills as a mental health professional.I have found being able to help influence the decision making for service users and providing interventions at an earlier point in their care pathway an exciting opportunity. The challenges of building relationships within a new team in a different arena has been invaluable in terms of my development which ultimately benefits those in receipt of the care I'm providing.
Although this is a full-time opportunity, we're flexible and are happy to discuss different working patterns, provided these are within the GP practice working hours. If you want to play your part in making a positive impact in your local community, transforming the way we care and developing this exciting service - we would love to hear from you.About us
Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are groups of GP practices who work together in a local geographical area - in this case, our Coastal region which covers a beautiful, diverse area. You will collaboratively engage with the GP practices in your area and will be an extension of their team.
As a Mental Health PCN practitioner, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operational and clinical issues. You'll work at a quick pace, autonomously managing your own clinics and will provide an intervention led approach, acting as an incredibly important first point of contact for people who need care and support the most.
You'll work at a quick pace, autonomously managing your own clinics and provide an intervention led approach, acting as an incredibly important first point of contact for people who need care and support the most.
The ideal candidate will be conscientious, kind and compassionate - you'll be able to work well independently but will also have the support of the wider team. . Driven by the needs of those who use our service,you will need to have good organisational skills and experience in a mental health setting. You will be an autonomous practitioner, making clinical judgements, identifying alternative courses of action, managing, and providing high-quality care.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesWorking for your organisation
Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly, and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing experiences and learning from each other. In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive. Why work for us?
We are an improving Trust, with ambitious aspirations and pushing ahead with exciting transformation work. We have strong, established nursing networks coupled with an exceptional leadership team who will ensure you are truly cared for and cared about. Why Norfolk and Suffolk?
The people here are warm and welcoming, youll never be far from the beautiful coastline or Broads National Park. Were an hour and a half away from London and have an international airport in Norwich too. Our villages, towns and cities are packed full of history, independent cafes, shops, and theatres. We have excellent shopping, eating out, top ranking schooling and affordable house prices too.
The role of PCN Mental Health Practitioner has already proven itself and has shown to reduce referrals into secondary care were developing and growing the team so need dedicated practitioners to join us, who want to be part of the changes and play a key role.
Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Nursing degree or equivalent or Dip OT Dip OT, Dip SW, RN, Clinical Psychology Grade A, or equivalent.
- Ongoing professional development working towards degree level.
- Higher degree or post graduate certificate in area of clinical / therapeutic practice Post basic teaching qualification
- Further qualification in mental health work. ILM certificate in management or equivalent
- Able to demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of mental health practice from previous experience.
- Experience in the delivery of short term, focused evidence-based interventions.
- Experience of working with mental health service users in a statuary or voluntary capacity.
- Experience in providing leadership in a mental health care environment.
- Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.
- Evidence of leading service development within a mental health care setting.
- Experience with risk assessment and ongoing management.
- Understanding of mental health issues in a primary care setting
- Excellent communication skills Competent assessment skills
- Effective analytical and decision-making skills Care planning skills.
- Competent and effective treatment skills. Able to effectively prioritise own workload.
- Competent ICT skills. Satisfactory verbal and written language skills.
- Safeguarding training.
- Prevention and Management of Suicide training
- Knowledge of medication and the monitoring of its effects
- Build on / develop further knowledge of psychosocial interventions and their appropriate
- Build on / develop further specialist knowledge of health promotion
- An understanding of the policies and guidelines both local and national e.g. National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines
- Knowledge of research methods and audit relevant to the job.
- Interest in developing knowledge base and skills relating to the provision of high quality primary mental health care.
- Ability to travel independently
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