This role will afford rapid access to credible specialist mental health expertise for GPs, Primary Carestaff and other referring agents who are requiring support and expert advice on meeting the mental health needs of the people within their case loads.
This will ensure that patients in Primary Carehave their mental health needs more clearly assessed, defined, cared for and treated by Primary CareHealth Care Professionals and that the pathways to best meet someone’s needs is optimised.
For most people this will mean remaining within Primary Caresupported by the Primary Care LiaisonService where needed, but for some, needs necessitating, there will be a smooth transfer into AWPtreatment services.
At AWPwe actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.
Main duties of the job
The postholder will prioritise assessments based on clinical need and risk, making evidence-based recommendations for care and treatment within and across multiple care pathways. A significant proportion of the role will involve working in conjunction with Primary Carecolleagues to identify care and treatment options which enable service users to remain within their existing support/care pathways and maintain their community tenure.
The Primary Care Liaisonteam will provide an accessible specialist clinical consultation service for GPs and Primary Carecolleagues, increasing awareness and providing education and training for this group to improve access to and understanding of the service.
The postholder will maintain close working relationships with Recovery and Intensive services, Community Mental Health Teams as well as the Acute Hospital Liaison Services.