Are you an experienced Mental Health Practitioner looking to work autonomously, in a forward thinking, fast-paced environment?
Whether you are a Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker; this is the ideal challenge for someone who is looking to make a difference to the local communities of Lowestoft.
Lowestoft is a thriving seaside town and has received significant investment in the last few years; so, you can expect plenty of development happening in the area. You'll be working across 7 different practices alongside an experienced lead mental health practitioner, as well as another Band 6. We're a collaborative team and work closely with all those who are based at the practices.
Our Primary Care Network (PCN) Service for Mental Health has been developed to provide access to mental health services in Primary Care as part of an integrated health and care system, which brings care closer to home for our population.
The Lowestoft teams are passionate about developing their mental health provision; they're proactive and enthusiastic and need a forward-thinking, driven mental health practitioner to help them achieve their aspirations.
If you are excellent at building relationships, a great communicator and feel confident making your own decisions - we would love to hear from you!Main duties of the job
As a PCN MH practitioner, you will work across the interface between Primary Care and Secondary Mental Health Services undertaking the planning and delivery of direct patient care.
The ideal candidate will have an interest and experience in a mental health setting; you'll have good organisational skills as you will be managing a caseload, as well as offering support and advice to other health care professionals. You will be an autonomous practitioner, making clinical judgements, identifying alternative courses of action, managing and providing high-quality care.
We're committed to training, continuous professional development and ensuring all members of the team can access resources to help them to develop and progress. When you join us, you can expect to be supported from the start; you'll spend time with our community teams learning about the different roles they have, as well as shadowing other members of the PCN.
These roles, although new have been piloted in our Early Adopter sites for the past year so the workload is defined, manageable and appropriate to allow for patient centred care and other activitiesAbout us
Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing experiences and learning from each other. In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive. Why work for us?
We have challenges as a Trust, but we have ambitious aspirations, are pushing ahead with exciting transformation work and we need dedicated individuals to support us on our journey. We have strong, established nursing networks coupled with an exceptional leadership team who will ensure you are truly cared for and cared about. Why Norfolk and Suffolk?
The people here are warm and welcoming, you'll never be far from the beautiful coastline or Broads National Park. We're an hour and a half away from London and have an international airport in Norwich too. Our villages, towns and cities are packed full of history, independent cafes, shops and theatres. We have excellent shopping, eating out, top ranking schooling and affordable house prices too.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Quote from a member of staff I enjoy working closely with GP colleagues to facilitate appropriate care for patients and provide a link between the GP surgery and secondary mental health services, knowing that these fields have occasionally felt like very separate and distinct parts of healthcare I am passionate about this new way of supporting patients at the front door, reducing waiting times for people in distress and easing pressure on mental health teams and services.
Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!
Interview dates are yet to be set; you will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.
Please visit our Facebook and Twitter page @NSFTjobsPerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Nursing degree or equivalent or Dip OT, Dip SW, Clinical Psychology Grade A, or equivalent.
- Mentorship qualification or ENB 998. Willingness to train to become Practice Supervisor or Assessor
- Higher degree or post graduate certificate in area of clinical / therapeutic practice
- ILM Certificate in management or equivalent.
- Experience in working in team delivering person centred treatment packages
- Demonstrate effective risk assessment and risk management experience
- Experience in supporting service development
- Competent assessment skills
- Basic computer skills including use of email/internet
- Risk assessment knowledge and skills
- Able to time manage and reflect on clinical practice
- Prevention and Management of Suicide training
- Knowledge of medication and the monitoring of its effects
- Knowledge of psychosocial interventions
- Developing knowledge of local wider systems and networks
- Knowledge of health promotion
- Ability to travel independently
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