Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is excited to advertise a fixed term role for a Senior Mental Health Practitioner to work in the local Tameside Primary Care Network (PCN). The introduction of these new roles supports the wider transformation of community mental health services for adults and older adults that seeks to bridge the divide between primary care and secondary mental health care, and physical health services.
The Senior Mental Health Practitioner will be employed by Pennine Care but based within the Tameside Primary Care Network, within GP surgeries and will be accessible and responsive to GPs and service users within the Primary Care network. The Senior Mental Health Practitioner role promotes and provides early assessment, treatment and improved access to evidence-based interventions for people with mental health needs. The role will help people to focus on achievable goals, access local community resources and promote self-management. The service will be for people over 18 years old with a specific focus on:
- Those with mental health needs that exceed the access criteria for IAPT and do not meet the access criteria for secondary care
- People with serious or significant mental illness (SMI) who are in recovery and relatively stable in secondary care mental health services who could be cared for within primary care
- People with SMI who are eligible for an annual health check and medication review and improved access to physical health interventions
Main duties of the job
The post holder will:
- Provide mental health triage, assessment, formulation and clinical interventions based on NICE guidance within the neighbourhood
- Support an access function for people, ensuring swift and seamless access to the most appropriate care pathway and onward access to mental health services
- Develop and implement mental health clinics based on the needs of each PCN or neighbourhood
- Directly support GP's with the management of more complex mental health presentations and linking with secondary care mental health services
- Support people presenting in crisis, assessing clinical risk and providing short term interventions, where possible, to manage the crisis, link in to mental health support networks and promote self-management
- Provide a link role between neighbourhood primary care services and secondary care mental health services for complex cases and issues
- Identify training and education needs for PCN & neighbourhood teams in relation to mental health practice and support the development of mental health training as required
- support and be involved in the training of the junior new members of the team
If you come and work for us we will offer a range of benefits and opportunities, including: Generous annual leave entitlement for Agenda for Change and Medical and Dental staff. Flexible working opportunities to support your work/life balance Access to Continued Professional Development Involvement in improvement and research activities Health and Wellbeing activities and access to an excellent staff wellbeing service Access to staff discounts across retail, leisure and travel
If you are Kind, Fair, Ingenious and Determined then we want you to come and join our#PennineCarePeople
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.
Person Specification Application form and interview Essential
- oYou will have a relevant core professional qualification in mental health or social care plus evidence of continued professional development.
- oYou will have evidence of professional registration.
- oYou will have substantial experience of risk assessment and risk management.
- oHave good experience of assessment, formulation and managing complex cases and risk within a mental health service
- Substantial post registration experience
- Experience of assessing and treating patients across the full age of care settings
- Experience of working with Primary Care networks and services
- Experience of working within a multi agency framework
- Non Medical Prescriber
- Experience of providing psychosocial interventions
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