Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Stoke-on-Trent
Salary
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a mental health practitioner role to lead on a new deliberate-self harm, innovative pathway in Primary Care. The Aim is to provide support earlier in primary care, to prevent acuity rising and reduce the need for presentations to emergency services providing early intervention and prevention of escalation of symptoms.

The post involves communicating and working collaboratively with the Primary Care Networks across Stoke and North Staffordshire, the general practice team and the ARRS mental health team to meet the needs of patients, to support the delivery of policy and procedures. Liaising with other professionals and agencies both statutory and non-statutory and providing a link between primary and secondary services from a North Staffs Combined perspective.

They will also support the delivery and the development of the deliberate self-harm pathway and offer supervision, guidance to the mental health practitioners and the STR workforce to develop and inform the model and approaches to delivery. The registered practitioner will develop an in-depth, specialist knowledge base around self-harm that can support the work of the wider team in line with NICE guidance and best practice. The role will also involve supporting the wider PCN teams in the best practice management of mental health and deliberate self-harm advice, guidance, and interventions.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will set up, deliver, monitor and review a new deliberate-self harm pathway in Primary Care. The Aim is to provide support earlier in primary care, to prevent acuity rising and reduce the need for presentations to emergency services providing early intervention and prevention of escalation of symptoms.

The post holder will demonstrate outstanding autonomous and critical thinking and is a caring, compassionate and committed experienced health professional. They will, whilst acting within their professional boundaries, provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, assessment and management of care, arrange timely assessments, either face to face or via telephone triage and provide short-term interventions as appropriate and or referral to other agencies. This may involve support of the wider family group/carers. They will demonstrate safe, competent clinical decision-making to support the delivery of deliberate self-harm interventions and support and expert care for patients within the practices and wider primary care network. They will communicate and work collaboratively with the general practice team and the ARRS mental health team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures. They will liaise with other professionals and agencies both statutory and non-statutory and provide a link between primary and secondary services from a North Staffs Combined perspective.

About us

Combined Healthcare is one of only two specialist mental health trusts in England with an overall 'Outstanding' rating.

We are on an ambitious journey to deliver our visionto be outstanding - in all we do and how we do it.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Mental Health Practitioner will support the delivery and the development of the deliberate self-harm pathway and offer supervision, guidance to the mental health practitioners and the STR workforce to develop and inform the model and approaches to delivery. The registered practitioner will develop an in-depth, specialist knowledge base around self-harm that can support the work of the wider team in line with NICE guidance and best practice. The pathway focuses on service user needs and allocates to provision that best support their needs.
  • Take referrals from within the primary care and PCN teams for a range of mental health issues.
  • Support onward referral to secondary care services if appropriate (in line with stepped care model).
  • To be a point of contact for acute crisis in known mental health patients and support navigation to the most appropriate point of assessment, whether this be in primary or secondary care
  • Support the wider PCN teams in the best practice management of mental health and deliberate self-harm advice, guidance and interventions.


Person Specification Registered Nurse/ Allied Health Professional Essential
  • Significant post qualification experience
Desirable
  • Experience of mental health risk assessment and intervention
  • Autonomous management of patient groups
  • Ability to work across boundaries and work across multiple sites


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