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Physical and Mental Health Practitioner

Full time or part time considered (minimum 22.5 hours per week)
Across Cornwall
£20,448.95 pro rata
Closing Date: 
12th May 2019 at 11:59pm
Interview Date(s): 
23rd May 2019
Start Date: 
September 2019

Outlook South West is currently seeking practitioners with a keen interest in working with mental and physical health.  

This exciting new role will be within our recently developed Integrative IAPT Long-term Physical Health Service, ‘Healthy Outlook’. IAPT services have been commissioned to deliver an integrative pathway for service users with long-term physical health conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. 

Mental health by way of stress, depression and anxiety has a significant impact on service user’s physical symptoms and ability to self-manage their conditions. This service is designed to work with and within physical health teams and GP surgeries to support service users managing their physical health conditions better.

A key component of the role will be completing consultation assessment meetings with service users who will be directly referred to our team from Physical Health services. You will then engage the service user into our treatment programme which will include further face to face/telephone reviews, online treatment packages, workbooks and courses. Throughout this time, you will also be responsible for gaining specific measures for outcomes and liaising with the physical health teams to integrate service user care. 

The post holder will be expected to have some experience or a keen interest in working with physical health conditions. The Conditions the service will be working with are Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiac Care, IBS, obesity, pain and COPD. 

The post holder will be expected to be knowledgeable around identifying, stress, depression and anxiety as well as have a good understanding of a range of therapeutic models and approaches to enhance self-management for clients with mild to moderate common mental health difficulties. 

Part of the role would be delivering online treatment protocols and along with another practitioner, presenting courses to service-users. You will receive full training for the role, be required to attend any further training and will receive weekly team/individual case management supervision. 

For more information please see the job description and person specification below. Please apply via the NHS jobs website (CLICK HERE) by Midnight Sunday 12th May 2019

Please refer to the person specification in the job description when completing your application.