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Advanced Mental Health Practitioner Coastal PCN

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
New Milton
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Salary is based on full time hours
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a new, exciting, and innovative post to support the needs of the local population living with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. We are looking for a registered nurse, occupational therapist, or social worker to take a central role in the development of the mental health offer in our Primary Care Network (PCN). Through the delivery of excellent, compassionate services to promote the recovery and well-being of patients, carers and families.

At Coastal PCN we support patients attending New Milton Surgery, Arnewood Practice and Barton Surgery. We have a population of 33, 293, many over 65, however we see many people of working age in need of support to aid their mental health recovery. At Coastal PCN we can offer flexible working, including job shares, later start and finish times and some Hybrid working.

Main duties of the job

As an Advanced Mental Health Practitioner your role will include:-

*Leading the development of the mental health service collaboratively within the PCN and with stakeholders.

*You will work in a multi-agency way both as part of the PCN. Facilitating the interface between Primary Care and Secondary Mental Health Services to provide specialist advice and support, assessment, treatment, education and solution-focused approaches to the local Primary Care Teams.

*Leading by example, being professionally accountable and responsible for patient care.

*Triaging and undertaking initial assessment, signposting to appropriate services, or providing time-limited psycho-social therapeutic interventions directly, in GP surgeries, patient's homes and other primary care settings.

*Providing clinical advice to GPs such as specialist opinion, this will contribute to the safe and effective day to day operation of the PCN and the efficient and timely management of clinical enquiries and decision-making.

*Maintain clinical knowledge and skills by attending training and applying this in practice to support the development of the team.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities

To assume a leadership role and responsibility within the Mental Health Primary Care Team (MHPCT).

To provide support, education and guidance of common mental health needs, their management and/or treatment, to colleagues across the multidisciplinary team, so they develop their skills and confidence.

To provide line management to clinical roles in the MHPCT

To provide inductions, clinical supervision, appraisal, and reviews, to clinical and practice staff within the MHPCT.

To provide specialist clinical advice, consultation, and support to other care providers within primary, secondary, voluntary, and statutory services as required.

To provide training to students monitoring and evaluating learning outcomes, providing feedback and assessing competencies to facilitate learning in practice.

Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff in the clinical team.

Act as the lead in Mental Health Clinician strategic forums between the Trust and GP Federations.

Lead practice development initiatives within the team.

Plan own workload and that of the evolving practice-based mental health team, managing competing demands to ensure care is delivered according to clinical priority and complies with defined indicators.

Participates in or leads local projects to develop services to meet the changing needs of the patient group.

Apply quality improvement techniques to continually improve services.

Ensure pathways are in place to enable smooth transition between primary and secondary care.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • *Current professional registration NMC/HCPC.
  • *Ability to evidence Continuing Professional Development since registration.
  • *Leadership or management qualification
  • *Clinical Supervisor.
  • *Recognised sign-off mentor (or equivalent) for students or must be achieved within agreed timescale.

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