Mental Health Practitioner
NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
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We are recruiting Primary Care Network Mental Health Practitioners for the Redbridge area.
A Primary Care Network (PCN) is a group of GP practices that work together in a local geographical area. We are recruiting for one vacancy in the New Cross Alliance PCN.
The role has been co-designed by our Mental Health clinicians and GP colleagues, with the aim of improving patient access to mental health care and support. As an additional resource based on the patients' GP surgery, your role would include assessing patients' needs, signposting them to support resources, referring to other services and, where appropriate, offering brief intervention.
The post-holder will be employed by NELFT and will be a member of the local Mental Health service team, supported by a line manager and peers, but will be based in a Primary Care Network working in New Cross Alliance PCN premises
Main duties of the job
We are a very active and forward thinking small Primary Care Network (PCN) based in the London borough of Redbridge. Comprising of 3 General Practices, whose unified vision is to provide high quality clinical care in a primary care setting in a timely way when patients need it.
Here at New Cross Alliance PCN, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do. We will offer you robust clinical and managerial supervision, as well as training, whilst supporting you to develop within your role with support from our dedicated clinical lead.
We are a well-established experienced team, who are very supportive of each other, always going above and beyond for both our patients and colleagues.
To complement our PCN, we are seeking a talented Mental Health Practitioner to join our well-established ARRS Team. By expanding our workforce, we aim to better support and enhance healthcare for our local patient population. So why not join us in making a positive impact on the mental health of our local community.
If you are interested in taking on a new challenge and are a passionate and dedicated Mental Health Practitioner looking to make a real impact in the lives of individuals with mental health needs, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team.
COVID-19 VaccinationWe continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.Probationary PeriodThis post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).Starting with NELFTNELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.High Cost Area Supplement - LondonThis post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of £4,313 and a maximum payment of £5,436 per annum pro rata).
Here at NELFT, embracing a Just and Compassionate Culture is our commitment to our colleagues and to our patients; we support and promote a culture based on fairness, respect, honesty, and trust, ensuring that we have consistent leadership behaviours and styles across the Trust. Our vision is to create an engaging place to work in partnership, where we value diverse perspectives and work in an environment in which you feel valued, supported, understood, and developed. Our professional relationships are built on a foundation of mutual respect, trust, and honesty. We are committed to welcoming and making everyone feel valued here at NELFT.
We embrace continuous learning to improve patient outcomes and provide outstanding professional development opportunities for our workforce. If you want to grow and progress your career with an organisation that values its people, take the first step on an exciting career journey and join us today.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
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