Primary Mental Health Practitioner
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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Due to positive & transformative changes, we now have an exciting and unique opportunity for the right person to work within the Truro Primary Care Network (PCN) as a Primary Mental Health Practitioner. You will be working alongside an established team of mental health colleagues based within the PCN, along with traditional community mental health teams and community organisations you will work primarily with General Practice and primary mental health workers in the GP hub.
Truro Primary Care Network is a thriving city based PCN co-located with multiple primary and specialist teams, in a recently developed and purpose-built Health Park. The Health Park host two Truro practices also accommodates our local CMHT and Rheumatology dept.
The ethos is shared in running personal lists, delivering a high-quality continuity of care and an ambition to grow and develop our portfolio of services for our community.
The primary care network is committed to developing an integrated care team approach to better support people in their community. This will bring together a range of health and social care professionals together to provide enhanced personalised and preventative care.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be based and embedded within a Primary Care Network (PCN) working with GPs, practice nurses and other Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) workers e.g., social prescribers, health and wellbeing coaches, care co-ordinators, as part of the primary care Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). They will work with primary care GPs to manage the mental health needs of their population at the pointof contact. This includes those with lower-level support requirements that can be met within primary care, working with the Primary Care.
We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.
We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.
Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.
We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.
Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.
To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.
Skills & Aptitude
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).