Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust

Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner


CNTW NHS Foundation Trust, Carlisle

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 6 days ago, 15 May | Get your application in now to be included in the first week's applications.

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: d5dbee2a4e16482c95bbeac56fb36334

Full Job Description

Reception within GP surgeries can often be the first point of contact for people seeking mental health support. Referrals to the PCMH practitioner for moderate and acute mental health problems can occur at this stage as well as from the Acute Triage team made up of GP's and Advanced Nurse Practitioners in the practice.
The primary care mental health practitioner (PCMH ) role enables people to access responsive interventions close to home in their community. This way of working provides a person-centred approach with a focus on recovery.
The PCMH practitioner will be the main link between primary and secondary mental health services and will network with other community resources and providers to improve access to appropriate mental healthcare. There will be a good understanding of what services and resources are available to effectively signpost to a range of community-based options., The PCMH practitioner will complete specialist holistic assessment with patients supporting shared decision making including self-management. Evidence based brief biopsychosocial interventions will be provided where appropriate., There will be a recognition and understanding of health inequality and potential impact, advice will be offered around making reasonable adjustments to ensure services are accessible.
The practitioner will work collaboratively with patients, carers, and their families networking with the wider multi agency team such as GP's, Practice Nurses, Pharmacists, Social Prescribers, voluntary and third sector organisations.

We are so delighted you are considering coming to work with us at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW)., We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.

We know the power of looking into an organisation, one you might want to work in, or one where you are going to get help, and being able to say, 'I've seen somewhere I can fit in and be myself.' We're on a journey to make the Trust an inclusive employer, representative of the community we serve and we want more of our community to consider applying for jobs with us.
Opportunities for you
Spanning east to west coasts from Northumberland to Cumbria and from the Scottish Borders down to Middlesbrough we've got exciting new opportunities available at every level and in every area.
We offer flexible working, helping work fit around family and caring responsibilities, or training and development needs and there's lots on offer in the way of benefits, such as, lease cars, childcare schemes, staff discounts, season tickets for travel and a cycle to work scheme. All this in a vibrant workplace supported by the following staff networks.
+ Cultural diversity staff network
+ Disabled staff network
+ LGBT+ staff network
We also have a number of staff support groups which are open to any staff to attend. These Include:
+ Armed Forces and Veterans Staff Association
+ Mind, Health and Wellbeing Community
+ Menopause toolkit and cafes and staff carer support group
We offer fantastic personal development opportunities through our Collective Leadership Programme and other Organisational Development initiatives. Whatever you are looking for, you will be joining a supportive, friendly team, offering varied and interesting roles, with opportunities for career progression.
Always improving
CNTW is regulated by the national healthcare regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our last two inspections have rated us as an outstanding organisation. We're always seeking to improve as an organisation. Do you want to be part of that?, If you are interested in working with people who have complex mental health needs within a primary care setting then we would love to hear from you.
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced mental health practitioner to work in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency primary care setting in North Cumbria.
The post is based within Carlisle Rural PCN where you will be based.
Applications are welcome from experienced first level registered nurses - RMN, RNLD or practitioners with first level qualifications- Social Worker, OT, Clinical Psychologist.
As an experienced and competent practitioner there will be the opportunity to work within the primary care setting utilising a mental health service model. This offers an essential service for those patients presenting at GP practices with a variety of mental health problems