PCN Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Wythenshawe, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
M22 9AT
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust £ 40.057 - 1.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 40.057 - 1.0 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
13 May 2022
Closes
11 Jun 2022

Job Description

Main duties of the job

The Mental Health Practitioner will offer a response to people with common mental health needs through and agreed number of weekly slots for GP appointments and carry a small caseload. As a Mental Health Practitioner, interface and relationships with our partners including the ICO and neighbourhood leadership teams is essential.

Mental Health Practitioners in Manchester will offer a clinic to assess the mental health and social care needs of individual at the request of the GP. As part of the wider Primary Care team, you will promote and implement early intervention, avoiding unnecessary medication, referrals and hospital admissions, and support service users to self-care, whenever possible.

You will be a conduit between Primary care, Living Well, secondary care and other agencies ensuring warm introductions and smooth seamless journeys for service users.

The Mental Health Practitioner role will mainly work with people who don't meet the threshold for Community Mental Health Teams, those who are not responding to primary care mental health interventions or are not appropriate/not ready for IAPT, thus widening access to mental health support across services.



Working for our organisation

Our people are passionate, patient focused, positive individuals, who are committed to working together to help people live well.

We employ over 6,400 people and promote a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we work with. We welcome people from all backgrounds regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, faith or religion and age.

Join us and you will be proud to work for one of the UK's most respected NHS Mental Health Foundation Trusts. We strive to give our people a great work experience where they feel supported and valued.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • Delivery of clinical interventions
  • Communication and relationship building with wider services in the neighbourhood
  • Line management of junior mental health staff
  • Be an extension of the wider Living Well system

Person specification

Experience
Essential criteria
  • A Qualified Nurse/RMN/AHP/Social Worker
  • Experience of working in mental health inpatient or community services
  • Post registration Masters equivalent in Nursing or equivalent post graduate training or experience
  • Post registration experience of working with people with functional mental health difficulties or organic mental health difficulties


Desirable criteria
  • Non-medical prescriber or willingness to undertake the training


Knowledge
Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate a broad range of specialist knowledge about mental health difficulties
  • Assess and risk assess patients and plan onward care
  • Understand the nature of working in a Primary Care Setting
  • Effective communication with service users, carers and members of multi-disciplinary teams and key stakeholders
  • Ability to demonstrate accountability for delivering professional expertise and direct service provision


Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in a GP surgery
  • Able to demonstrate leadership development


Important Information about working for GMMH:

All positions within the Trust are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, for further information on the checks required please visit the NHS Employers website www.. Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply for posts at Greater Manchester Mental Health who have direct experience of mental health, learning disability or drug and alcohol services either as a service user or a carer.

**If you do not hold a current competency based qualification and or the Care Certificate, you will be expected to complete an appropriate Apprenticeship in Healthcare with GMMH.**

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are aspiring to ensure our workforce is representative of the diverse communities that we serve, and we are strongly committed to removing barriers to employment for candidates from under-represented groups, for example BAME, Disabled and LGBT+ communities. If you would like to have an informal chat about the recruitment process for this role or would value some additional support, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact Denise Gleave, Recruitment & Retention Advisor Applyor email Apply

**Please note, this v

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Job Details

PCN Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Wythenshawe, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Englandd Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust
Pay
£ 40.057 - 1.0 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
13 May 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
11 Jun 2022

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