This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Mental Health Practitioner to join our growing General Practice integrated mental health service (GPimhs).
We have already successfully mobilised a number of new services across Surrey Heartlands and Frimley ICS's, and are expanding this excellent service to other Primary Care Networks (PCN's). The current Vacancy is a Full-Time role (5 Days OR 37.5 Hrs per week, 9.00am-5.00pm, working from GP Practices) for GPimhs Team in North Guildford PCN.
There are 4 GP Practices in North Guildford PCN:
Dapdune House Surgery, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4RP
Fairlands Medical Practice, Guildford, Surrey GU3 3NA
Guildowns Group Practice, Guildford, Surrey GU2 8LZ
Woodbridge Hill Surgery, Guildford, Surrey GU2 8YB
GPimhs comprises of small teams based across several GP Practices and are aimed at addressing the needs of adults who frequently attend their GP with serious/significant mental health needs that are not being met elsewhere including:
- People in recovery who are stepping down from adult mental health services
- People on Primary Care SMI Registers requiring annual physical health checks
- People with traits of personality disorder as well as those with a diagnosis
These teams consist of a Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Lead, a Mental Health Practitioner, a Community Connector and an administrator, all integrated and located in GP surgeries. There is additional support from specialist psychiatry and pharmacy. A new Psychology role is also being added to these teams.
The successful candidate will take a key role in developing and shaping a major new and transformative approach in providing mental health care within the community. They will be responsible for working closely with General Practitioners and the primary care team to provide assessments, brief interventions and care navigation for people with significant mental health issues living in the locality. The successful candidate will need to work closely with local mental health services to support an ‘easy in and out’ approach between secondary and primary care.They will have day to day supervisory responsibility for the Community Connector role (employed by the Voluntary Sector) and for managing the clinical referral priorities.
The candidate must have a full and valid driving licence due to the community element of the role and the large geographical area this Team covers. Interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. For informal enquiries please contact Linda Ofori, Primary Care Service Manager. Email: Linda.Ofori@sabp.nhs.uk
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