An opportunity has become available for a Senior Mental Health Practitioner to provide specialist mental health care as a valued member of the Primary Care Network (PCN). Two post's are available in South Lincolnshire Rural PCN and It will include working with primary and secondary care and the neighbourhood teams to locally support the mental health transformation and improve the lives of people who access healthcare services.
Lincolnshire is one of only 12 areas in England to be chosen to lead on transforming mental health services. These privileged roles provide great opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated, and committed team member to lead the changes locally, working with partners across health, care, and community. We are forging ahead in our community transformation plans to offer a dynamic, localised approach that is responsive, evaluated & tailored to local need, targeting health inequalities. We are focused on helping people towards prevention and recovery, enabling them to live well in their community as much as possible. We work closely with the local community to design and improve services, ensuring we use the existing assets and work to continually improve and develop these.
Main duties of the job
Key elements of the role will include (but not be limited to):
- Providing specialist clinical knowledge and interventions to service users in primary care setting. This will include working with the practice team to support people with highly complex mental health needs/serious mental illness.
- Developing and implementing clinical processes that contributes towards the continuous improvement of mental health provision across the primary care network (multiple GP practices)
- Providing best practice training, mentorship and guidance to mental health practitioners and other roles within the primary care/ neighbourhood MDT
- Managing a caseload of highly complex/SMI presentations working closely with the locality secondary mental health service, to maintain personalised care plans which focus on what matters to the person and avoid escalation to.
- To perform the duties of a non-medical prescriber, ensuring that appropriate medication is prescribed, monitored, and administered in line with current best practice and the Trust Medicines Management Policy.
The post holder will be encouraged to contribute to service development, and there will be opportunities for CPD and clinical supervision as professional development is actively encouraged.
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
The two post's will be based within South Lincolnshire and Rural G.P surgeries covering Moulton, Gosberton, Sutterton, Long Sutton, Holbeach, Littlebury, Galletly, Deepings & Abbeyview PCN'S
The successful candidate will be an experienced clinician with proven skills in working with people who have a range of highly complex mental health needs, demonstrating practice that is evidence-based and innovative. Demonstrating adaptability, excellent communication skills and self-motivation. In addition to undertaking mental health assessments, you will take on a caseload of highly complex service users to provide therapeutic interventions and coordinate their care. You will work in the context of local and national drivers providing advanced clinical care for identification of individual needs which essentially supports diagnosis and treatment options.
Ideal candidates will also be qualified to prescribe and support with medication decisions. Opportunities to develop these skills and qualifications can be provided to the successful candidate.
If you would like any further information or meet to discuss this opportunity please contact: Emma Barrass, Service Manager: email@example.com. South Lincs Rural PCN: Louise Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org or Terri Zeferino: email@example.com or Ian Robinson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- oDegree in mental health and social care or equivalent
- o1st level registration RMN
- oEvidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice
- oNon-medical prescriber (or ability to complete within first 12 months in post)
- oEvidence of advanced clinical practice at post graduate level to masters or equivalent
- oEvidence of continuous professional development
- oManagement or leadership qualification
- Post- Registration experience of working with adults with mental health needs
- oExperience of working autonomously within a senior position
- oExperience of managing staff and good leadership skills.
- oExperience of working across organisations
- oSound knowledge of the national agenda for mental health
- oSound knowledge of community care issues, local health and social structures, functions and boundaries.
- oSound knowledge of the Mental Health Act
- Experience of leading service change/development/transformation.
- oExperience of leading training sessions
- Experience of neighbourhood working
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