This is an exciting opportunity for either an experienced or an aspiring team manager to take up the role of PCN Mental Health Lead across Primary Care Networks to support GPs across East Suffolk.
The role will provide an opportunity for better joint working across primary care and adult secondary care mental health systems and will make it easier for patients to obtain the help they need.
This is ideal for someone who is proactive and passionate about innovation and providing a high-quality holistic approach to the care of people who have been identified as in need of mental health support in a primary care setting. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to develop their career and skills set in a highly innovative and transformative service.
As part of the responsibilities of this role, you will manage a team of 12 Specialist Mental Health Practitioners for Primary Care staff (ARRS roles) embedded within PCNs across SuffolkMain duties of the job
To fully support the Care Group with the strategic and operational planning and delivery for their designated specialist service area(s) within the locality.
You will be responsible for ensuring the effective management of the day-to-day operational / clinical issues arising within mental health service delivery.
To undertake clinical activity as necessary, especially complex management referrals.
To actively monitor performance, quality, safety and service development within their service areas, in line with locality and Trust-wide policies and protocols.
To maintain performance with key performance indicators and ensure that their team(s) are providing a responsive, high quality service to clients, their families and carers and meeting commissioner and stakeholder expectations.About us
Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are groups of GP practices which work together in a local geographical area. In Suffolk there are 14 PCNs with a variety of different sizes, patient populations and mental health priorities. From 2021, each PCN will have at least one mental health practitioner working in its practices. ARRS Practitioners can include registered nurses, social workers, OTs and clinical psychologists. On a day to day basis, they will work as members of their GP practice extended teams and be based in GP practices.
This is an exciting time to join mental health and wellbeing services in Suffolk. We are at the start of a journey which will see a transformation of services over the decade.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Be accountable for the performance of the Mental Health Primary Care Network Team
Build and maintain positive supportive relationships with the relevant PCN clinical directors / deputies
Provide professional leadership to the clinical teams ensuring input into recruitment, supervision, appraisal and professional development.
Provide specialist clinical input into the planning, development, and evaluation of ARRS mental health services, holding responsibility for defined projects as delegated by the Care Group
Demonstrate highly specialist knowledge and skills and have undertaken appropriate post registration training.
Contribute to Trust-wide or external projects and initiatives as required and in agreement with the Care Group.
To promote equality, diversity and inclusion within areas of influence.
**This post attracts a recruitment premium of £3,000 (pro-rata for part time roles). This is a one off payment with half paid on appointment and half paid after the completion of a satisfactory probation period (6 months). The premium is taxable. Please note that should you leave employment, or choose to move to an alternative post within the Trust that does not attract this recruitment premium, you will be required to reimburse all or some of the payment. Please note this recruitment premium is for external applicants only, and not applicable to newly qualified nurses**Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Nursing degree or equivalent or Dip OT Dip OT, Dip SW, RN, Clinical Psychology Grade A, or extensive relevant experience.
- Ongoing professional development working towards degree level.
- Higher degree or post graduate certificate in area of clinical / therapeutic practice
- Post basic teaching qualification
- Further qualification in mental health work. ILM certificate in management or equivalent
- Qualification in a specialist intervention
- Prince2 Qualification
- Ability to travel independently across site
- High level standard of working, knowledge/skills and community work as a senior clinician.
- Experience of Caseload management/highly complex and difficult clinical situations and cases
- Specialist or advanced skills attained in assessment
- High level of evidence based reflective practice and clinical reasoning skills in assessment
- Understanding of mental health issues in a primary care setting
- Effective communicator with patients, carers and staff and able to negotiate and persuade in complex and difficult situations
- Organising project work and supervising others as part of the process
- Team management and performance management skills
- Leading service development work
- Formulating policies/procedures/ standards
- Budget setting / management oversight
- Able to effectively prioritise own workload
- Competent ICT skills
- Build on / develop further knowledge of psychosocial interventions and their appropriate
- Experience of undertaking audits
- Build on / develop further specialist knowledge of health promotion
- An understanding of the policies and guidelines both local and national e.g. National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines
- Knowledge of research methods and audit relevant to the job.
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