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Primary Care Mental Health First Contact Practitioner

Employer
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Grantham
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
20 May 2024
LPFT and K2 Primary Care Network are looking to recruit two Primary Care Mental Health First Contact Practitioners.

These new position are an exciting and innovative role, key output will be to facilitate a more joined up approach to supporting people with mental health needs to achieve their health and wellbeing goals and access a range of community services.

It offers the practitioner opportunities for creative approaches to working, ensuring the patient remains central in the care and intervention planning. Support and interventions are delivered that are recovery focused and promote independence and resilience and deliver individual needs led, high quality outcomes for patients and carers. This 'co-production model' involves partners from all of Lincolnshire Primary and Secondary Health Services, Social Care and Voluntary Care Agencies and is being driven by our engagement work with patients and their carer's. This enables individuals to achieve their optimum physical, psychological, and social wellbeing and improve the lives of people who access healthcare services in the locality of Sleaford and Grantham.

Main duties of the job

Within the 'first contact' role, you will be acting as a specialist practitioner, working with a caseload of people referred to them in a manner which demonstrates a specialist knowledge base and specialist clinical skills and competencies.

You will carry out assigned tasks, including initial triage and administrative duties as delegated by the professional in charge. Establishing effective working relationships with patients, their families and carers including education and promoting individual rights, recognising, and respecting their contributions to care planning, placing patient in the centre of their care.

You will support the provision of care navigation and active signposting, offering information to people about services, using local resource directories and local knowledge and referral's on to the appropriate support, ie medical, mental health, physical health, third sector, well-being or social prescribing. The role will involve liaison with practice clinicians, as well as liaison with secondary care, social workers, and voluntary sector staff, where appropriate, and making best use of third sector and other community opportunities for promotion of patient wellbeing and maintenance of mental health.

To ensure delivery of a person-centred approach, What matters to me to all patients that enables individuals to achieve their optimum physical, psychological, and social wellbeing. Being an advocate for the patient in ensuring they receive appropriate timely care.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,900 staff, and serving a population of over 768,400, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Whether you're taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire has arange of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that's friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life .Visitbeinlincolnshire.com to find out more .

Job description

Job responsibilities

Mental Health Practitioners working in PCNs take on a first contact role providing new expertise and increased capacity to general practice and providing patients with faster access to the right care.

The role will involve liaison with practice clinicians, as well as liaison with secondary care, social workers and voluntary sector staff, where appropriate, and making best use of third sector and other community opportunities for promotion of patient wellbeing and maintenance of mental health.

You will support the provision of care navigation and active signposting, offering information to people about services, using local resource directories and local knowledge

You will carry out assigned tasks, including initial triage and administrative duties as delegated by the professional in charge.

To ensure delivery of a person-centered approach, What matters to me to all patients that enables individuals to achieve their optimum physical, psychological and social wellbeing. Being an advocate for the patient in ensuring they receive appropriate timely care.

Act as a specialist practitioner, working with a caseload of people referred to them in a manner which demonstrates a specialist knowledge base and specialist clinical skills and competencies.

You will ensure that all new referrals are identified in a timely response, and information shared with appropriate parties and you will update the service user records contemporaneously on the identified IT systems.

Improve clinical outcomes for patients by enabling them to function independently by increasing their choice to remain in their own home / community and reduce the need for, or prevent inappropriate hospital admission

Accountable for planning and evaluating the work carried out by self-managing and prioritising a caseload of patients according to their health status, who are referred by various agencies including GP, hospital, case managers, social care, and independent sector promoting self-care, self-management and independent living.

Contribute to the work carried out by Neighbourhood colleagues from a MH perspective.

Establishing effective working relationships with patients, their families and carers including education and promoting individual rights, recognising and respecting their contributions to care planning, placing patient in the centre of their care. Referral on to the appropriate support, ie medical, mental health, physical health, third sector, well-being or social prescribing.

Facilitate, participate and optimises case conferences / multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings. Establishes and maintains excellent trusted and credible relationships with individuals and groups

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in mental health and social care or equivalent:
  • Recognised Professional Qualification in Registered Nursing (RMN,RLDN), Social Worker (CQSW, DipSW), Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with a professional body e.g. NMC, UKCP, HCPC, BACP
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


Desirable

  • Leadership qualification
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice.


Experience

Essential

  • Post- Registration experience of working with adults with mental health needs
  • Experience of working autonomously
  • Experience of working across organisations
  • Sound knowledge of the national agenda for mental health.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/ risk assessment and understanding of confidentiality
  • Sound knowledge of community care issues, local health and social structures, functions and boundaries
  • Sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act.


Desirable

  • Experience of leading service change/development/transformation.
  • Experience of leading training sessions
  • Experience of neighbourhood working


Skills

Essential

  • IT skills- email, word processing, excel, systems use


Special requirements

Essential

  • Ability to travel independently throughout the county without the use of public transport


Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Sycamore Centre, Beaconfield site

Beacon lane

Grantham

NG31 9DF

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