Our clients in West London are urgently seeking to recruit a Locum Band 6 CPN to join their Primary Care Service.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9-5
The post holder will be a member of the Primary Care Mental Health Team (PCMHT), providing effective day to day mental health care and management to clients with mental health problems presenting in Primary Care.
The PCMHT provides a pathway for assessment, referral management and case management on behalf of patients with more complex mental health problems presenting in Primary Care.
Demonstrable experience of post qualifying work in psychiatry.
Experience of supervising junior staff within own and/or other disciplines
Knowledge of counselling skills/cognitive behavioural skills, psychosocial interventions
Knowledge of recovery approaches as used with those with mental health conditions
Ability to interpret research and apply to practice
Specialist knowledge of mental health conditions as well as their relationship to physical disorders
Assessment and treatment of Deliberate Self Harm
Risk assessment/management and crisis intervention skills
Use of psychosocial assessment methods
Higher level communication skills, both written and oral
Ability to engage challenging and/or acutely distressed patients in potentially hostile and/or antagonistic situations and use de-escalation techniques effectively
Sufficient clinical knowledge to be able to make autonomous decisions, based on an analysis of complex presenting problems and judgement about available options, with senior clinical support/supervision
Team/self management and organisation skills that enable a number of complex activities and clinical work to be undertaken, revising and adjusting these according to the needs of individual patients and the service