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Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Location
Port Talbot
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Primary Care
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We would welcome an application from you if you:-
  • Have a genuine interest in working with people who are experiencing mental health difficulties within the primary care setting?
  • Have a flexible working approach with variety of mental health needs?
  • Are you forward thinking, and highly organised?

The post holder will work predominately within the General Practices alongside all disciplines and professionals to help educate, develop and support a clear understanding of the complexities and scope of Mental Health need within the population. The post holder will liaise closely with Secondary Care Mental Health Services, Education, Local Authority and Third Sector Organisations to ensure cohesive and purposeful pathways of care. There will be an expectation to produce evidence that can be used to inform future service design and commissioning of services. This will include using outcome measures, and promoting the highest possible utilisation of the service.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner's to work as part of an Community Health and Wellbeing Team. This multidisciplinary team will provide community support for GP's the post holder will offer specialist mental health support to promote positive mental health behaviours, access to assessment, treatment and advice.

The successful applicant will be required to provide services for a number of GP practices within Community Health and Wellbeing Team.

The role involves:-o The post-holder will provide high quality care and advice to patients with mental health problems as well as take decisions to signpost individuals onto appropriate community service support.
  • The post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary Community Health and Wellbeing Team within a community setting to support GP's and other practice staff.
  • The post holder will liaise closely with Education, Third sector organisation, Local Primary Mental Health Support Services (LPMHSS) and Secondary Care Mental Health Services including crisis teams and to ensure seamless and purposeful pathways of care.
  • There will be an expectation to produce evidence that can be used to inform future service design and commissioning of services. This will include using outcome measures, and promoting the highest possible utilisation of the service.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450, 000 people living in the Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil ad Rhondda Cynon Taf area. CTM UHB is also commissioned to provide CAMHS services to the Swansea Bay and Neath Port Talbot geographical area.

We live and work to our core values :
  • We listen, learn, and improve.
  • We treat everyone with respect.
  • We all work together as one team.

We are a proud employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only the lifeblood of our organisation but also of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional registration - RMN
  • Degree in mental health related subject or experience gained in the workplace. Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of post- registration continuing professional development activity, including attendance of appropriate study days, short courses
Desirable
  • Psychotherapy skills including Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, CBT
Experience Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate significant post registration experience of working with patients within a Community Mental Health setting and of the assessment of people presenting with mental health problems
  • Assessment & management of clinical risk
  • Managing own caseload
  • Evidence of experience in practice within the area of speciality
Desirable
  • Working in a primary care setting
  • Experience of working within a multi-agency community setting
Skills Essential
  • Clinically competent. Ability to assess and interpret patients condition and take appropriate action
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills, both written & verbal.
  • Organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently & as part of a team.
Desirable
  • Clinical supervision skills
  • Teaching skills
Special Knowledge Essential
  • Awareness of mental health issues & public health agenda
  • Mental Health and Social Care legislation.
  • An understanding of resource implications of clinical decision making


Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

110-NMR403-0822-A
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