Step Forward Mental Health Lead - #672472

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Date: 1 week ago
City: Liverpool
Salary: £43,742 - £50,056 / year
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
These roles will be based in Liverpool and Sefton.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our expanding Step Forward Team as a Mental Health Lead working across the local division footprint. The posts will be based on a neighbourhood level, delivering a population based approach to care focusing on prevention and early intervention for mental health.

We are looking to recruit x 4 Permanent and x 1 12 months fixed term secondment. (You must seek permission from your current managers prior to interview for secondment post please) Band 7 Mental Health Practitioners to join the Step Forward Team and be part of and lead the development of the service. Using senior level leadership and clinical skills you will input to provide seamless, integrated, responsive and holistic care throughout each service users individual journey.

The role will focus on the interface between Primary and Secondary care, adopting a collaborative care model to ensure that we provide access to rapid evidence-based clinical input and specialist clinical support when appropriate.

You will be working in primary care settings working with specific PCN's, Integrated Care Teams and with Community Mental Health Teams /other specialist teams.

We are looking for motivated and experienced clinicians who demonstrate good communication skills. You will need to have a relevant professional qualification and have extensive experience working within the field of mental health. You should have a background of working with a recovery focus and a wellbeing approach that places the patient at the centre of services.

You must be confident working autonomously and as part of a team, resilient and adaptable in your approach and able to offer and receive support from colleagues in your team. You will spend time developing good working relationships with colleagues across Primary and secondary care, VCSFE and local networks to facilitate collaborative integrated working.

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to ‘perfect care’ – care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We’re currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

This will be an evolving role and the responsibilities will adapt to the needs of the local population and the progress of the Transformation agenda.

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