Central and West Lancs Locality We have posts at Bickerstaffe house, Ormskirk District General Hospital and Avondale Unit, Royal Preston Hospital.
Come and join our Initial Response Service team . This is an exciting time to be part of the crisis pathway and support people with mental health to ensure they access the most appropriate support at the right time.
There has never been a more exciting time to join our Trust. You will be part of delivering a significant transformation to the way services are accessed and delivered. We are looking for experienced Band 6 Nurses, Social Workers or Occupational Therapists to join our expanding team.
The new service offers:
- A single referral point for GPs and other professionals
- A 24-hour telephone advice and support for people who use services and carers to be able to self-refer
- More responsive crisis services with improved experiences for people who use services, carers and professionals
Main duties of the job
Our aim is to provide people with mental health issues access to the support they need at the right time, with positive outcomes.
The service is 24/7 but as Triage Practitioner you will be working a shift patterns within our teams based in Preston based at Royal Preston Hospital and will include referral screening, triaging, signposting and supporting the call handlers and administrators team, who provide information and support over the telephone.
Shift times and days are negotiable and can be discussed at interview.
We are looking for people who are dedicated to promoting recovery, and who can inspire people experiencing mental health and their families that recovery is possible for everyone.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.
The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.
For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.
Job description Job responsibilities
- To provide a gatekeeping function as detailed in the Operating Procedure.
- To provide managerial support to the team in the absence of the Team Manager
- To form close working relationships with and provide highly specialised advice and information on mental health issues to a variety of other services/agencies/organisations and carers both within and outside mental health services.
- To participate in and contribute to local and National strategies to improve services.
Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Recognised Core Mental Health Professional Qualification (e.g. RMN/Dip SW/OT)
- Detailed knowledge of the impact of risk and protective factors that affect people with mental health problems
- In-depth knowledge of diversity and anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice
- Experience of post qualification clinical work with service users experiencing a range of mental health problems
- Experience of delivering evidence based interventions in a time-limited framework
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