These new positions are exciting and innovative and will provide mental health support to Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in Kent. PCNs are groups of GP practices who work together in a local geographical area.There are numerous posts available across the PCNs in West Kent; Malling, Weald, The Ridge, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells
We are looking for an experienced Mental Health Practitioner: nurses/social workers/ and occupational therapist to work in PCNs as part of the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS).
It is an exciting time to join services in Kent as we are beginning a programme of transformation of community Mental Health services, these roles are the building blocks for those developments. You will primarily work in the PCNs as a member of the integrated teams in GP surgeries.
Main duties of the job
The practitioner will be embedded as part of the PCN Multi-Disciplinary Team. Working alongside the other roles, they will also have close links with the community mental health Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT). The practitioner can access and draw down on secondary mental health services and help provide a bridge between primary care and secondary mental health providers by delivering high quality mental health care in Primary Care Settings.
The role requires a highly competent, proficient practitioner, who is able to work autonomously & creatively in this busy demanding role. Excellent assessment skills and knowledge of local resources is essential to this role, as it is the gate keeper and guardian for referral to secondary care services.
We are seeking experienced Mental Health Practitioners who can come and make a difference. Providing high quality interventions in our new primary care integrated mental health service, you will be an important member of our primary care team.
Full and part time positions available
Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.
We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.
The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.
You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.
The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Qualifications: min of 3 years post qualifications; Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work
- Leadership or management qualification:
- Experience: Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community setting
- Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence based practice in caring for patients in the designated field
communication skills Essential
- Communication Skills: Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, cares/ families and all members of the multidisciplinary team
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