Senior Mental Health Practitioner
Pennine Care NHS FT
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You will join an experienced and dedicated team of mental health professionals, providing an efficient and effective service triaging referrals and undertaking assessments with people experiencing mental health difficulties.
Referrals are received from GPs and other external agencies; you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team (including consultant psychiatrists), offering timely assessments and referring /signposting all patients on to appropriate services.
You will deliver care and support in accordance with all Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust policies and procedures.
Main duties of the job
To triage all referrals received into the service.
To provide comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments and robust risk assessments for people referred to the service and to feedback to the referrer.
To make onward referrals to the most appropriate service to meet the needs of the individual following triage / assessment.
To identify the need for protection in line with the Trust's safeguarding policies and procedures.
To liaise and negotiate with other professionals, statutory and independent agencies to ensure the best possible service is provided to service users and their carers.
To involve family members/carers in the assessment process, with the service user's consent.
To undertake evidence based practice and to maintain accurate and contemporaneous clinical records.
You will be joining the team at a very exciting time, as we evolve and embrace the new Living Well model of care. We want the people of Oldham to receive outstanding care - every time, from the right person, at the right place, at the right time.
You will receive a comprehensive induction, with regular formal supervision and a yearly appraisal with your manager. You will be supported to undertake training relevant to your role in addition to being given time to complete your mandatory training.
You will be joining a dedicated and friendly team, which prides itself on providing outstanding care and support to the people who are referred to the service.
If you are enthusiastic about delivering the very best care and have a willingness to evolve and embrace change, please come and work alongside us on our exciting journey of continuous improvement, delivering outstanding care and support to the people of Oldham.
The NHS long term plan and the Community Mental Health Framework (2019) outline an ambitious vision for the transformation of community mental health services across England. You will be joining Pennine Care at an exciting time as we respond to this challenge by implementing the Living Well model of care and support for people with complex mental health needs who are not accessing specialist services. We are re-designing existing services with new investment in clinical and non-clinical roles to create multi-disciplinary teams that offer person-centered, trauma informed and holistic support.
We envisage our existing Access function will change and integrate into the Living Well multi-disciplinary team. We are currently consulting with staff as we want to reflect a strengthened emphasis in current roles on multi-disciplinary working, particularly with the Voluntary Sector, Housing, Employment and Substance Use partners.
We wish to emphasise that we are not recruiting to at-risk roles; all advertised positions are secure and permanent. Instead, you will join us at a point where we are working together with our staff and people with lived experience to develop new ways of working, building on existing roles, and with opportunities for you to make an active contribution to the development of our future offer to the communities of Oldham.
More information on Living Well can be found here:
Living Well in Greater Manchester: a Guide - Version 1 (gmintegratedcare.org.uk)
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