This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Mental Health Practitioner to join our growing Mental Health Integrated Community Services (MHICS).
Having already successfully mobilised a number of new services in Primary Care Networks (PCNs) (which is partnership of GP Practices) across Frimley ICS, we are looking to expand the Team in farnborough PCN.
We are now looking to recruit a Mental Health Practitioner to join the Farnborough PCN MHICS team . This role is Part time -3 days a week or 22.5 Hrs/Week
MHICS 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 due to the Covid-19 situation.
If you have any quesitons, please contact Fungai Zhuwawu, Primary Care Locality Service Manager on Fungai.Zhuwawu@sabp.nhs.uk.
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