Our clients in Surrey are urgently seeking to recruit a Locum Band 7 CPN to their GP Integrated Mental Health Service (GPiMHS)
Hours: 7.5 hours on a Monday and Tuesday only.
This is an exciting opportunity for a enthusiastic and experienced Mental Health Practitioner to join our growing General Practice integrated primary care mental health service (GPimhs). The successful candidate will take a key role in developing and shaping a major new and transformative approaching providing mental health care within the community.
GPimhs comprises small teams based across several GP Practices are aimed at addressing the needs of adults who frequently attend their GP with serious/significant mental health needs that are not being met elsewhere including:
People in recovery who are stepping down from adult mental health services.
People on Primary Care SMI Registers requiring annual physical health checks
People with traits of personality disorder as well as those with a diagnosis.
These teams consist of a Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Lead, a Mental Health Practitioner, a Community Connector and an administrator, all integrated and located in GP surgeries. There is additional support from specialist psychiatry and pharmacy.
The successful Practitioners will be responsible for working closely with General Practitioners and the primary care team to provide assessments, brief interventions and care navigation for people with significant mental health issues living in the locality. They will need to work closely with local mental health services to support an ‘easy in and out’ approach between secondary and primary care.
They will have day to day supervisory responsibility for the Community Connector role (employed by the Voluntary Sector) and for managing the clinical referral priorities.