Mental Health Practitioner Coastal PCN

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Across Hampshire and Isle of Wight (HIOW) we have launched our plan to transform experiences in adult mental health in a programme called 'No Wrong Door'. This is a new and innovative service led by the local NHS, councils, Public Health, GPs, voluntary and community partners and people with lived experience of mental illness.

Through our research adults with a serious mental illness have told us first contact is the most important point in successfully starting their recovery. When people with a serious mental illness are at their most anxious, they face too many choices with little support.

Coastal PCN

Come and join the team at Coastal PCN where good communication and our supportive friendly staff are key. We are made up of 3 practices Brook Lane Surgery, Lockswood Surgery and Stubbington Medical practice who cover 39000 patients in the west and south of Fareham borough. Our vision is to empower our patients to lead a better life and so we are looking for someone to become an integral part of our team to help engage with and empower these patients to improve their mental health- the right person can help us achieve this.

Main duties of the job

1.Ensure that at the start of a person's recovery, wherever and however a person accesses care they are met with compassion, understanding, and supported with both their physical and mental wellbeing.

2.Build teams around communities that are close to people's homes, by working with our partners including the voluntary sector, making sure people's recovery is close to their personal support networks.

3.Provide people who are working across these physical and mental health services with the right support and training, making sure we have creative career options across the area.

Southern Health NHS Trust will be working with Primary Care Networks, known as PCNs, to develop teams of health and care professionals including wellbeing practitioners, nurses, experts in psychology and psychiatry, social workers, and education and employment support workers.

Southern Health NHS Trust's Portsmouth and South East Division and Coastal PCN are now in a position to offer these exciting opportunities for innovative, flexible, professionals who are able to network and be part of the building blocks for the transformation of frontline mental health services.

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

This is a new role working collaboratively across primary and secondary care, the role will therefore be subject to change as it develops.

To work closely with secondary mental health and primary care and ensure good communication between services.

To champion a culture based on principles of recovery, choice and personalised care,

providing a role model to those who the practitioner works with.

The post holder will also provide some direct clinical care within the PCN. It will provide support to staff within the Primary Care Network and be engaged within the local community mental health team.

*To work with Primary Care stakeholders in South East area to support and help deliver the transformation work around No wrong door.

*To be able to deliver therapeutic interventions to service users whose immediate needs may need help in a primary care setting.

*To support the planning and coordination of service users' care in primary care, including those on the SMI list liaising with teams and agencies as required. To work on signposting to appropriate agencies for ongoing support.

*To discuss primary care referrals that require referral to secondary mental health care prior to making a referral

*To work closely with the secondary care mental health practitioner to provide a link between primary care services and secondary care for the Mental Health Team

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • *Qualified as a registered mental health nurse, social worker, or O.T
  • *Advanced computer skills
  • *Mentorship course/ evidence of CPD
  • *Minimum of 2 years' experience of working with clients with severe and enduring mental health problems.
  • *Ability to fulfil travel requirements of the post

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