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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/07/2021.

Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: J341-A-20-0204

Lancaster Medical Practice
£33,730 - £48,510 per annum, pro rata

Lancaster Medical Practice is a large, at-scale, GP provider delivering General Medical Services to around 65,000 patients in Lancaster and surrounding villages.

Formed in April 2017 from our successful, legacy practices, Lancaster Medical Practice has continued to evolve to become the strong, high performing Practice it is today, receiving a rating of ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission in August 2018.

We deliver our services from eight locations throughout the city of Lancaster and its surrounding area and are continuing to develop ourselves to improve what we do for our patients, staff and the local community.

We are a progressive, modern organisation with patient-centered General Practice at our core.

We are seeking to recruit an additional Mental Health Practitioner to join our diverse clinical team. This exciting opportunity will work collaboratively with the wider clinical team to support patients with mild to moderate mental health problems. Successful candidates will support patients suffering from various mental health conditions by helping the patient to access the most appropriate services, to recover from their illness or to come to terms with it in order to lead a positive life. Successful candidates will join our Multi-Professional Clinical Team (MPCT) and will work closely with our current MHP, GPs, ACPs and other Healthcare Professionals. This innovative new role at LMP will include the opportunity to further develop our services in line with the Organisation's vision and values and will include core responsibilities, such as:

  • Assessing and talking to patients about their problems and discussing the best way to plan and deliver their care within a time limited structure.
  • Ensuring the correct administration of medication and monitoring the results of treatment including reviewing and making recommendations in respect of anti-depressants and other commonly used medications.
  • Carrying out mental health reviews for patients with a mental health condition or personality disorders.
  • Seeing patients on the day and for follow up in connection with their mental health concerns.
  • Telephone triage of acute mental health problems.

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  • CQC Outstanding