Mental Health Practitioner - Older Adults

Employer
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
TBC/Spalding
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 pa
Closing date
13 Oct 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has become available for Mental Health Practitioner to provide specialist mental health care for older adults, within the Integrated Placed Based Teams. This is an opportunity to work as a valued member across primary and secondary care and with the neighbourhood teams to locally support the mental health transformation and improve the lives of people who access healthcare services.
Lincolnshire is one of only 12 areas in England to be chosen to lead on transforming mental health services. These privileged roles provide great opportunity for enthusiastic, motivated, and committed team members to lead the changes locally, working with partners across health, care, and community. We are forging ahead in our community transformation plans to offer a dynamic, localised approach that is responsive, evaluated & tailored to local need, targeting health inequalities. We are focused on helping people towards prevention and recovery, enabling them to live well in their community as much as possible. We work closely with the local community to design and improve services, ensuring we use the existing assets and work to continually improve and develop these.

There are two post available:
1 Post will cover South Lincolnshire and Rural PCN covering covering Moulton, Gosberton, Sutterton, Long Sutton, Holbeach, Littlebury, Galletly, Deepings & Abbeyview GP practices.
1 Post will cover Spalding PCN covering Munro, Beechfield and Spalding GP Practices

The successful candidate will be an experienced clinician with proven skills in working with people who have a range of highly complex mental health needs, demonstrating practice that is evidence-based and innovative. They will demonstrate adaptability, excellent communication skills and self-motivation. In addition to undertaking mental health assessments, you will take on a caseload of highly complex service users to provide therapeutic interventions and coordinate their care.

Whilst a full Job and Person specification is attached to this advert, key elements of the role will include (but not be limited to)

• Triage, initial assessment, management, and prioritisation of 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.

Work autonomously to provide mental health leadership and implement clinical processes

• Providing specialist clinical knowledge and interventions to service users in primary care setting. This will include working with the practice team to support people with highly complex mental health needs/serious mental illness.

• Providing best practice training, mentorship and guidance to mental health practitioners and other roles within the primary care/ neighbourhood MDT

The Successful Candidate will:

• Have the qualifications and experience as highlighted in the Person Specification.

• Be an experienced clinician with proven skills in working with people who have a range of highly complex mental health needs, demonstrating practice that is evidence-based and innovative.

• Preferably have some experience of working closely with or within primary care.

• Demonstrate adaptability, excellent communication skills and self-motivation.

• Be able to demonstrate appreciation of people’s needs and a track record of improving care

The post holder will be encouraged to contribute to service development, and there will be opportunities for CPD and clinical supervision as professional development is actively encouraged.

If you are interested, we would strongly urge you read the candidate pack. If you would like to discuss further, you can contact:
Emma Barrass: emma.barrass@nhs.net, Service Manager, LPFT
Terri Zeferino: t.zeferino@nhs.net or Ian Robinson: i.robinson2@nhs.net South Lincs Rural PCN, Lisa Jones: lisa.jones30@nhs.net Spalding PCN, if you would like to know more about area and locality.

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

274-LPFT8302
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