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Band 6 Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

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Role summary
As a Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner, you will be highly skilled and motivated Mental Health Nurse and be part of the Enhanced Primary Care team, at the forefront of establishing this innovative development in Primary Care Mental Health Services. As a highly competent and proficient practitioner, you will be able to work autonomously and be confident in your ability to provide evidence based Psychological and non-psychological treatments for common mental health disorders. JOB TITLE Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner (SPCMHP) BAND 6 RESPONSIBLE TO Team Manager, Primary Care Mental Health Services – EPUT ACCOUNTABLE TO Service Manager for Adult Community Mental Health Services, Mid Essex. BASE Mid Essex Locality HOURS OF WORK 37.5 hours per week WE CARE. WE LEARN. WE EMPOWER. Proactive in your approach to collaborative working, you will be based in the Locality. The team will offer a range of interventions from active mental health monitoring, guided self-help, physical health checks and the administration of depot injections for those patients discharged from Secondary Care. The Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner will work with the wider local network (e.g. IAPT) to ensure early “help” interventions and proactive care and treatment is delivered at the Primary Care level. You will work with service users and carers, close to their home, to deliver highly accessible and responsive interventions via flexible referral routes. The key principles of the team are to offer interventions within Primary Care to promote a truly integrated, holistic approach to care. The practitioner will have a clear focus on prevention, early detection and intervention and will be passionate about promoting self-management, through empowerment and partnership working with service users, embracing the person-centred approach to recovery.
Key Responsibilities

  • Provide a seamless service to aid the Patient’s recovery and Well-being plans in the community.
  • Work in conjunction with the GP, Primary Care team and Consultant Psychiatrists to ensure that patients are supported in the most appropriate clinical practice environment from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
  • Ensure safe Clinical Practice takes place, always maintaining Care Quality Commission standards and in line with the NHS Constitution
  • Triage patients and facilitate them receiving the most appropriate support for their needs ensuring people are not passed around the system.
  • Deliver effective and safe services which support the key elements of Clinical/Practice governance.
  • As the Primary Care model develops, the post holder will focus on supporting the team’s continuous improvement in the quality of their service, whilst safeguarding and maintaining a high standard of care by creating an environment in which excellence will flourish.
  • Provide and undertake detailed Physical Health investigations such BMI, Blood Pressure and request Blood Test as appropriate. WE CARE. WE LEARN. WE EMPOWER.
  • Be responsible for the completion of full and comprehensive Assessments (Physical and Mental Health) where possible and provide complete person-centred care planning for services users requiring Physical Health related aspects of care with the support of the Multidisciplinary Team.
  • Provide advice on smoking cessation and support.
  • Ensure appropriate reporting within clinical records by following good practice guidelines and professional codes of conduct for example, NMC (UKCC) guidelines for records and record keeping.
  • Communicate any relevant information to the MDT as required within handovers, meetings and other forums as required.

 If you are interested in this role, please contact Kiana at Domus Recruitment. 
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