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Senior Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner - Band 6

Employer
Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Senior Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner - Band 6

Full time, permanent roles

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced mental health practitioners to support the partnership and collaboration of primary and secondary mental health care across Coventry and Warwickshire. We are employing mental health staff from all professional backgrounds: Social Workers, Occupational Therapists (OT) and Registered Mental Nurses, to work directly within the Primary Care Networks (PCNs) across the organisation.

This is an exciting opportunity that recognises that placing specialist mental health staff in GP practices and promoting early assessment and treatment in a recovery focused way will help people with mental health problems achieve the best possible outcomes.

You will be aligned to a PCN and will work as part of a team within one of the trust localities providing multi-disciplinary support to the GP surgeries within the locality Primary Care Networks.

This is an ideal post for those professionals who are proactive, dynamic, 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.

It is a fantastic opportunity for someone to enhance their skills and be part of developing an innovative and transformative service.

Main duties of the job

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

To act as a Liaison worker between Secondary Care Mental Health Provider and Primary Care. To support clinical decisions and discussions for patients who are not known to SCMH services or those who are open to Community mental health services and to support GPs who need advice. To review patients in primary care and assess where there needs can be best met. To support discussions on those patients in primary care who have been discharged or not engaged with SCMH services.

To provide an opportunity to support primary care and alleviate suffering and distress in a timely way for patients. The roles will enhance patient journeys and create 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.

To offer brief interventions to people who have mental health needs, but that do not need a referral into SCMH services. This will include facilitating short term case management offering professional advice, joint support and information. To work closely with social prescribers and other professionals within the PCNs multi-disciplinary teams, to support the patient to access the right services in the right place and at the right time.

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About us

CWPT will be the employer but these roles will be embedded into the PCNs.

The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognized both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

Community mental health is undergoing significant transformation and these posts are part of the transformation to support strengthened partnerships between primary and secondary care.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Candidates will be required to have excellent communication and relational skills and be able to work with a broad range of people across the PCNs and CWPT.

The role will include providing navigation to help GPs make appropriate referrals to the relevant community and secondary care services bridging the gap between primary care services such as IAPT and secondary care and working in partnership across the system, including voluntary sector colleagues.

It will include reviewing patients presenting with mental health issues, consider a range of options regarding treatment interventions providing them with highly specialised advice concerning care when appropriate and liaising with GPs and MH teams.

The post holders will offer a range of brief interventions as needed e.g., problem solving, decision making, building resilience, building on personal strengths, risk de-escalation, medication advice, single session assessment and prescribing if a registered NMP.

Background

The Community Mental Health Framework for adults and older adults (National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, 2019) signals a fundamental change in approach towards the way primary and secondary care service should work together to meet the needs of patients struggling with mental health problems. These new roles demonstrate emerging partnerships in our primary care networks and applicants will be key professionals advancing patient care in the community.

Please note many Trust interviews are currently taking place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A good standard of education including minimum GCSE Grade C and above in English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Registered professional qualification (RMN/Social worker/Occupational Therapist)
  • Evidence of an active interest in further professional development
  • Teaching qualification ENB 998 (or equivalent)?
  • Attendance in Significant courses relevant to Mental health for example in respect of therapeutic interventions, community MH specialist training?
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Relevant experience working with individuals or professional groups
  • Knowledge and experience in Mental health community services including, needs and interventions required for routine referrals and to have a theoretical knowledge of this.
  • Highly developed clinical skills with an in-depth knowledge of mental health assessment and current practice
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of patients' rights within the Care Act / Mental health act and within confidentiality legislation in order to comply with the requirements of relevant legislation and local information governance policies and codes of practice and the Section 75 agreement
  • Ability to work across services and organisations
  • High level of specialist knowledge for assessment and review of patients
  • Ability to lone work and manage clinical caseload and prioritise as required
  • To be able to maintain boundaries within working role
  • Risk management
  • Good understanding of what is available in the locality for people who are displaying emotional distress within primary care
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience working with individuals or professional groups
  • Knowledge and experience in Mental health community services including, needs and interventions required for routine referrals and to have a theoretical knowledge of this.


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