Our clients in Oxford are urgently seeking to recruit a Locum Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker or a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist to join their Single Point of Access Service.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, will consider part time and flexible working.
To screen and manage all referrals from Step 2 to 4 within the Psychological Pathways in Buckinghamshire.
To access and have knowledge of a variety of databases to access information i.e. Care Notes and PC-MIS.
To screen patients whilst on the telephone when the referral information is unclear or lacking detail and to convey often complex and sensitive information in a clear, reassuring and containing manner.
To ensure the referrals are allocated to the right Steps in liaison with the appropriate clinicians within the service. To manage referrals quickly and smoothly, ensuring all risks are assessed and clients receive treatment from the appropriate team within the appropriate time frame. To maintain knowledge and awareness of the local resources available in the area to provide clients with a comprehensive signposting service.
To work closely with partners in Secondary Care and other independent sector providers to ensure smooth pathways of care within the Buckinghamshire stepped care model.
The following skills have been specified: -
Core mental health qualification i.e. Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, OT, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, CBT Therapist.
Knowledge and experience of Care Notes
Experience in secondary mental health services
Knowledge and experience of PCMIS desirable but not essential as training will be given
Knowledge of IAPT services desirable but not essential