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Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
Wallington
Salary
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum Inclusive of outer London HCAS
Closing date
24 Apr 2024
We have an exciting opportunity to recruit to a Mental Health Practitioner in Sutton Primary Care Network.

Sutton (Uplift) Adult Community has a unique opportunity for an experienced Registered Mental Health professional to join the Sutton PCN in supporting population health management - through providing a combined consultation, advice, triage, and liaison function. We are looking to fill a permanent full-time position (37.5 hours a week) over 5 days - typically Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm (flexibility can be discussed at interview). The role currently supports patient transition from secondary care to primary care by providing up to three step-down sessions and vice-versa i.e., from primary care to secondary care (when more specialist or intensive support is required). The successful candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and will benefit from operational supervision with the General Practice Team and clinical supervision from SWLSTG. The role also has access to training resources with both organisations enabling them to support & signpost clients to the most appropriate mental & physical health services for their needs as well as our voluntary, community & social enterprise partners.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will work as part of the primary care team in specified Primary Care Network(s), providing support to GP practices for patients presenting with mental health problems. This support will include provision of advice, education, support and interventions to patients and carers through bookable appointments. You will also provide expert advice and education to primary care staff across the specified Primary Care Network(s). Some of your responsibilities include, but are not limited to: o Provide medicine education and adherence advice and lifestyle advice for patients and their carers, presenting with mental health problems o Assist in supporting early intervention and supporting shared decision-making around self-management o Support patients to stay well within their local communities, including the re- enforcement of newly learned psychology techniques o Support patients on the SMI register to access annual physical health checks o Promote the safety and the wellbeing of service users and their families/carers

About us

We are Proud to Belong at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.

We have expert services, a rich history and a clear commitment to providing the best quality care for those with mental ill-health. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good' - we aspire to be 'outstanding'.

This is a great time to join us. We are transforming the way we care for our communities to support our mission of Making Life Better Together. We have built two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which are amongst the best in the world. More developments are planned across our sites and services.

We are inclusive and diverse and strive to be actively anti racist. We want to attract people from all backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work we do together. We are proud to co-produce and involve our local communities in all that we do.

We offer flexible working, career development and a variety ofbenefits to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

Come and join our inclusive teams and help our patients on their recovery journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide medicine education and adherence advice and lifestyle advice for patients and their carers, presenting with mental health problems
  • Assist in supporting early intervention and supporting shared decision-making around self management
  • To work with patients and team members to support engagement with appropriate services and treatment which may include onward referral to secondary mental health services or signposting to other mental health services, social prescribers, voluntary services and community-based support groups
  • To support patients to transition from secondary care to primary care by providing up to three step-down sessions at the point of step down from secondary care services
  • To support patients to transition from primary care to secondary care when more specialist or intensive support is required
  • To support patients to stay well within their local communities, including the re- enforcement of newly learned psychology techniques
  • To support patients on the SMI register to access annual physical health checks
  • Work at all times to promote the safety and the well being of service users and their families/carers
  • To develop a close relationship with Primary Care practices, attending practice meetings and having regular informal
  • To work closely and in partnership with colleagues within primary care and the Trust in a collaborative way, ensuring that decisions are made that ensure the best care for service users and that there is a seamless pathway.


Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Relevant clinical experience
  • Experience of working with people who have experienced serious ongoing mental health problems
  • Experience of research based/reflective practice e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence-based practice


Desirable

  • Experience of supervision and/or mentoring of junior staff and students
  • Experience of working as a Recovery Support Worker in Mental Health


Training & Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered mental health professional appropriate to the job role (Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Pharmacy technician)


Desirable

  • Training in support of people with mental health problems
  • Training in recovery approaches in mental health


Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Able to proactively and independently manage workload
  • Ability to provide quality care that is responsive to service user needs, without close supervision
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Resilient: able to cope in difficult interpersonal situations
  • Approachable
  • Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others


Employer details

Employer name

South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust

Address

Sutton Primary Care Network, Jubilee Health Centre East

6 Stanley Park Rd

Wallington

SM6 0EX

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