Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.
We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.
We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.
THIS POST IS AVAILABLE TO ALL APPLICANTS WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION, EDUCATION TO DEGREE LEVEL OR ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE EQUIVALENT LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Mental Health Primary Care Liaison (PCL) service in Wiltshire. This service has now been successfully operating for 7 years. It was introduced with the aim of improving recognition and treatment of mental health problems among people in primary care. The post holder will prioritise assessments based on clinical need and risk, making evidence-based recommendations for care and treatment within and across multiple care pathways.
You will work in a team of highly skilled mental health clinicians providing rapid and specialist advice to primary care practitioners, to ensure pathway facilitation. This post will provide the opportunity to work alongside various professional groups including GP’s, social workers, midwives and emergency services personnel.
You will have extensive knowledge and experience of working with mental health problems and possess advanced assessment and formulation skills. We would welcome applicants with relevant registration who are keen to develop their clinical skill base.
You will be dynamic, flexible and able to work autonomously but still a good team player. You will have a good sense of humour and positive outlook to work within a fast paced environment.
In return for this you would be offered continued training, and an opportunity to contribute to service development whilst working within a friendly and supportive team
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Patricia Hanlon Team manager, on 01722 820372