An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time, dedicated and enthusiastic Mental Health Practitioner to join our growing team of multi-disciplinary clinicians delivering care to patients within the ABC Primary Care Network. The PCN has a number of well-established additional roles and are currently looking to expand our clinical team.
You will be responsible for providing mental health specialist care to patients within the PCN, whilst working as part of the network's multidisciplinary team.
As a mental health practitioner, you will work as an autonomous practitioner alongside a team of GPs, ANPs, Practice Nurses and Pharmacists and be responsible for the provision of assessments, interventions and education, and have the responsibility for managing patients with a variety of mental health conditions. This role will also work in collaboration with the PCN social prescriber and health and wellbeing practitioner and community resources. You will be expected to collaborate with other healthcare professionals, both internal to, and external from, the PCN, working across the interface between Primary Care and Mental Health Services.
Main duties of the job
Primary care experience is not essential; however, a good understanding of how Primary Care works would be beneficial. Most importantly, the right candidate will have a strong desire to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients and have the motivation and flexibility to help develop the services as the role evolves to meet the needs of the population.
The role will be embedded within the PCN however it will be outward facing and will link seamlessly with North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust where you will be supported with supervision, training opportunities etc.
Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it.
Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.
As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust's Values. These are: Proud to CARE: Compassionate
Caring with compassion, it's about how we listen, what we say, what we do. Approachable
Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open Responsible
Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions Excellent
Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving
Job description Job responsibilities
The post holder will demonstrate outstanding autonomous and critical thinking and is a caring, compassionate and committed experienced health professional. They will, whilst acting within their professional boundaries, provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, assessment and management of care, arrange timely assessments, either face to face or via telephone triage and provide short-term intervention as appropriate. This may involve support of the wider family group/carers. They will demonstrate safe, competent clinical decision-making and expert care for patients within the practice and wider primary care network. They will communicate and work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures. They will liaise with other professionals and agencies both statutory and non-statutory and to provide a link between primary and secondary services from a North Staffs Combined perspective.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Relevant professional qualification - degree level or equivalent.
- Significant post qualification experience
- Management of patients with long-term conditions
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