The post-holder will be an extension of the primary care practice working alongside GPs in providing an augmented mental health service to individuals currently on GP caseloads who have low to medium term mental health problems. The post-holder will independently assess and provide high quality care and advice to patients with mental health problems as well as take decisions to signpost individuals onto appropriate community service support.
The post holder will work predominately within the General Practices alongside all disciplines and professionals to help educate, develop and support a clear understanding of the complexities and scope of Mental Health need within the population. The post holder will liaise closely with Secondary Care Mental Health Services, Local Primary Mental Health Support Services (LPMHSS) and Third Sector Organisations to ensure cohesive and purposeful pathways of care. There will be an expectation to produce evidence that can be used to inform future service design and commissioning of services. This will include using outcome measures, and promoting the highest possible utilization of the service.
The post may include some unsocial hours. The post-holder will be required to provide services to a number of Primary Care Teams within a Cluster of GP practices
The post holder will also offer mental health support to a Multi disciplinary team who have referrals for people with physical health issues and comorbidities.
Main duties of the job
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner's to work as part of an Community Health and Wellbeing Team. This multidisciplinary team will provide community support for GP's and the post holder will offer specialist mental health support to promote positive mental health behaviours, access to assessment, treatment and advice.
The successful applicant will be required to provide services to a number of GP practices within an Community Health and Wellbeing Team.o The post-holder will provide high quality care and advice to patients with mental health problems as well as take decisions to signpost individuals onto appropriate community service support.
- The post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary Community Health and Wellbeing Team within a community setting to support GP's and other practice staff.
- The post holder will liaise closely with Third sector organisation, Local Primary Mental Health Support Services (LPMHSS) and Secondary Care Mental Health Services including crisis teams and to ensure seamless and purposeful pathways of care.
- There will be an expectation to work across the 4 clusters. Rhondda/Taff Ely/Merthyr/Cynon ILG but primarily in the Merthyr/ Cynon ILG
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.
We live by our core values:
- We listen, learn and improve
- We treat everyone with respect
- We all work together as one team
We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.
Job description Job responsibilities You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Professional registration - RMN
- Degree in mental health related subject or experience gained in the workplace. Evidence of continuing professional development
- Evidence of post- registration continuing professional development activity, including attendance of appropriate study days, short courses
- Psychotherapy skills including Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, CBT
- Ability to demonstrate significant post registration experience of working with patients within a Community Mental Health setting and of the assessment of people presenting with mental health problems
- Assessment & management of clinical risk
- Managing own caseload
- Evidence of experience in practice within the area of speciality
- Working in a primary care setting
- Experience of working within a multi-agency community setting
- Clinically competent. Ability to assess and interpret patients condition and take appropriate action
- Excellent communication & interpersonal skills, both written & verbal.
- Organisational and time management skills.
- Ability to work independently & as part of a team.
- Clinical supervision skills
- Teaching skills
Special Knowledge Essential
- Awareness of mental health issues & public health agenda
- Mental Health and Social Care legislation.
- An understanding of resource implications of clinical decision making
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