CYP Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Negotiable
Salary
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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There are currently lots of exciting developments happening within LPFT's services for Children and Young People (CYP) who have mental health concerns and live in Lincolnshire.We are advertising for two CYP Senior Mental Health Practitioners, one to work within the IMP Primary Care Network and the other South Lincs & Rural Primary Care Network. These roles are part of a new place-based mental health workforce that is integrated and co-located within Primary Care Networks

These posts are part of a Pilot project, working with two PCN's. Whilst we are offering the posts as substantive posts, please be aware that if the pilot comes to an end, we would look to offer suitable alternative employment within the Trust. Base is negotiable between PCN, LPFT and successful candidate. The successful candidate will be required to travel around this large rural county

Please note this post is currently subject to job evaluation.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be required to work autonomously within the context of local and national drivers, providing advanced clinical care and liaison into Primary Care Networks, using high level assessment to make a diagnosis, treatments, refer appropriately and co-ordinate the child/young person's journey across the health, social care and voluntary sector system, regardless of care setting.

Key aspects of the role include:o To work as an accountable and autonomous practitioner working within specified GP practices to provide specialist children and young people's mental health input within the primary care setting.o To work with a caseload of children and young people referred to them in a manner which demonstrates an enhanced knowledge base and advanced clinical skills and competencies.o Establishing effective working relationships with children and young people, their families and carers, including education settings, and promoting individual rights, recognising and respecting their contributions to care planning, placing the child/young person at the centre of their care. o Engage positively with the CYP Here4You Access Team to support children and young people in accessing the right care at the right time in the right place.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

To work as an accountable and autonomous practitioner working within specified GP practices to provide specialist children and young peoples mental health input within this primary care setting.To ensure delivery of a person centred approach, What matters to me to all Children and young people that enables individuals to achieve their optimum physical, psychological and social wellbeing.To provide a timely response to referrals and be responsible for advanced clinical care using comprehensive, evidence based, holistic assessment.Promoting high quality standards and cost effectiveness in all aspects of care delivery.Act as an autonomous practitioner, working with a caseload of children and young people referred to them in a manner which demonstrates an enhanced knowledge base and advanced clinical skills and competencies.Improve clinical outcomes for children and young people by enabling them to function well at home / community/education settingTo maintain responsibility and accountability for the provision of a high quality, cost effective complex care based on health assessment of children and young people referred to the caseload.Accountable for planning and evaluating the work carried out by self Managing and prioritising a caseload of children and young people according to their health status, who are referred by various agencies including GP, hospital, case managers, social care, and independent sector promoting emotional wellbeingContribute to the work carried out by Neighbourhood colleagues from a MH perspective as necessary.Establishing effective working relationships with children and young people , their families and carers including education settings, and promoting individual rights, recognising and respecting their contributions to care planning, placing the child/young person in the centre of their care. Referral on to the appropriate support, i.e. medical, mental health, physical health, third sector,Engage positively with the CYP Here4You Access Team to support children and young people in accessing the right care at the right time in the right place,Develop individual evidence based holistic care plans and self-management plans with the children and young people, carers, relatives, health and social care professionals, education colleagues. Recognising the differing phase of illness and planning for deterioration.Attends core neighbourhood working meetings as necessaryFacilitate, participate and optimises case conferences / multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings. Establishes and maintains excellent trusted and credible relationships with individuals and groups, exploring issues relating to care options and decisions to sustain effective working across the health social care and voluntary system.To work within the Mental Capacity Act and safeguarding policy. Refer to social services as per child protection policies and complete all appropriate documentationMaintain and record accurate documentation and correspondence in line with professional and Trust guidance in the appropriate legal records and formats. Plan, implement, monitor and review therapeutic interventions with children and young people and their families/carersSupport the local implementation of national and local policy that impacts upon the health and well-being of children and young peopleAct as a role model and expert to neighbourhood and primary care colleagues, endorsing best practice, policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure risk assessments are completed for the environment in which the team is working .To support the workforce development for managing the changing demographic and population health.Develops and maintains highly developed clinical skills and support the learning and educational needs of others within the primary care settingTo act as a clinical specialist and contribute to service development by working as a member of working / steering groups and in partnership working and service transformation.Engages children and young people and families/carers in individual health promotion action.Participation in population health / management / improvement activities within the community and use high level communication skills to communicate complex issues with patients and carers, in particular the skills needed for cognitive assessment and mental health status.Maintains patient confidentiality and works within the confines of the Data Protection ActWork collaboratively with primary care colleagues in relation to medicine management for children and young people, as appropriateTo work with the management matrix to understand the fiscal and governance issues that are applicable to the organisation and the neighbourhood in order to develop personal leadership and management skills.To provide supervision to other team members on a day to day basis.Provide direct supervision to specified staff delegated by the Service Manager.Receive and, where appropriate participate in staff development and performance appraisals.To recruit to posts within their locality.Support the development of the professional practice in the service, ensuring the provision of clinical supervision.Promote the mission and values of the Trust.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in mental health and social care or equivalent:
  • Registered practitioner (RMN, SW, AHP)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice.
  • Evidence of advanced clinical practice at post graduate level to masters or equivalent
Desirable
  • Management or leadership qualification
Experience Essential
  • Post- Registration experience of working with children and young people with mental health needs.
  • Experience of working autonomously within a senior position
  • Experience of managing staff and good leadership skills.
  • Experience of working across organisations
Desirable
  • Experience of leading service change/development/ transformation.
  • Experience of leading training sessions
Skills Essential
  • Highly developed clinical reasoning skills.
  • Prioritisation and resource allocation, planning and organisational skills.
  • IT skills- email, word processing, excel, systems use.


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