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Mental Health Practitioner Sovereign PCN/Whiteley

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
6 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.

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 Sovereign 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.

Sovereign Health Partnership

The PCN is an innovative and high achieving, but more importantly, friendly, and welcoming Organisation on the western edge of Fareham. We have three sites which sit at the centre of their respective communities, while immediately around us the South Downs or the Solent are outstandingly beautiful.

Employed by Southern Health NHS Trust and funded jointly these roles will be based within PCNs to develop relationships between organisations and influence the transformation to provide the right services for our population by the right people at the right time.

Main duties of the job

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

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 participate in CMHT MDT meetings and MDT within a Primary care setting as required.

*Communicating service user needs and be able to assist in prioritizing the allocation of workload.

*To assess risk, develop risk management plans, review and adjust in line with the service user's needs.

*To work in collaboration with patients as experts in their own care, promoting the principles of recovery, choice and personalisation, which value and empower the service user.

*To assess, coordinate and broker the needs of services users in primary care and other relevant agencies in partnership with the service user.

*To accurately record all contacts with service users in the appropriate primary care/secondary care system in line with the relevant record keeping policy.

*To ensure effective communication with service users, relatives and carers, visitors, staff and others.

*To ensure that all communication takes place in a manner that is consistent with Legislation, policies and procedures.

*To ensure that consent to intervention or assessment is sought in a manner that is meaningful to the service user and complies with legislation.

*To respond to questions or concerns from service users and carers in a timely and professional manner.

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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