This is an exciting opportunity for a senior mental health practitioner to join the Fylde Coast Home Treatment Team and Mental Health Liaison Team in a dual role to help support the urgent care pathway and 136 detentions .
The Fylde Coast Home Treatment Team and Mental Health Liaison provides 24 hour support to service users who are suffering from mental health concerns that would otherwise require admission to an acute in patient environment. There is a strong focus on a recovery model and effective risk management to provide high quality care in a community setting.
The Fylde Coast Home Treatment Team and Mental Health Liaison Team are always striving towards excellence in service delivery and ensuring that the Trust values are achieved. Currently both Teams are undergoing an exciting period of change that will see the whole Team working together to develop a model of care that ensures effective service delivery in partnership with local services and across the Urgent Care Pathway. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work alongside the Police and NWAS delivering an emergency service across the Fylde Coast.
Main duties of the job
The successful applicant will be dynamic and forward thinking they will be passionate about working with service users with acute mental health concerns and providing a recovery focused approach. The successful applicant will have the ability to work as part of a Team and in partnership with local services.
There will be an expectation that the successful applicant will also undertake night duty and shift work as part of their role.
Successful applicants will be provided with a full induction and appraisal to formulate a Personal Development Plan and to identify training and development needs.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.
The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.
For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.
Job description Job responsibilities
For more details on this vacancy please review the attached job description and person specification.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Recognised Core Mental Health Professional Qualification (e.g. RMN/Dip SW/OT)
- In-depth knowledge of mental health problems
- In-depth knowledge of issues that impact upon people with mental health problems
- Detailed knowledge of the impact of risk and protective factors that affect people with mental health problems
- Knowledge of medication prescribed for management of mental health issues
- In-depth knowledge of diversity and anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice.
- Knowledge of current mental health legislation/policy
- Experience of post qualification clinical work with service users experiencing a range of mental health problems
- Experience of delivering evidence based interventions in a time-limited framework
- Evidence of assessment across a broad range of mental health problems
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Experience of risk assessment and management
- Experience of multi-agency working.
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