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Primary Care Mental Health Nurse or Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 pa
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an experience Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist or Social Worker looking to join a new and innovate service?

Are you looking for a role where you can help shape the service and transform experiences in Adult Mental Health for your local population?

Are you an excellent relationship builder who has the best patient outcomes in everything that you do?

If so then we would love to talk to you!!

We are seeking a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners (Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist, or Social Worker) to join our developing primary care Mental Health Team. Our local vision, in line with The Long Term Plan is to provide care to service users where and when they need it.

A major focus of this is to provide an enhanced mental health service within the primary care networks (PCNs). Post holders will be based within the primary care setting providing care and treatment to service users registered with surgeries. The successful applicant will become part of a growing primary care team who deliver care to some of the most diverse populations in Southampton. There are 6 primary care Networks across the Southampton Locality- within these networks are GP surgeries where you will contribute to the triage service, offering early assessment, brief interventions and signposting for people with mental health needs in their local communities. We work collaboratively with Solent Mind and have peer recovery workers working alongside our practitioners in the surgeries.

The role will focus on taking day to day responsibility for delivering a primary care based clinical approach that better integrates primary care services and mental health support to improve health and wellbeing outcomes. The clinical approach will seek to meet the on the day demand through provision of triage, assessment, formulation and brief psychological intervention. During your development period you will be supported to develop and refine your skills in these areas.

You will receive support and mentorship from a named primary care practitioner in addition to clinical supervision within the mental health team.

As a registered professional you will automatically become a member of our Academy of Clinical Excellence (ACE) which has a specific focus on the professional development and career progression of our nurses and Allied Health Professionals. As part of ACE’s commitment to you, our development pathway for band 6’s focuses on enhancing your competence and confidence as a senior clinician and leader. As such, you will have access to masters level academic study with our partner universities as well as access to a variety of internal and external leadership programmes, workshops and support tools.

There will be training available for the post and part of the role will work towards delivering group interventions using the Comprehend, Cope and Connect model (CCC) within the PCNs - an opportunity for a new approach to mental health; one that meets the whole person; takes in their strengths and their experience (trauma informed) and works with their potential and aspirations. The new workforce with this orientation can create a psychologically informed environment that supports and encourages, while acknowledging distress and motivating work on change and addressing challenge.

The work is varied and challenging, and there is a strong team approach ensuring good support for the successful applicant. You will need to have a flexible, multi-disciplinary approach, have a good understanding of risk assessment, crisis planning and the recovery model.

We can offer you a supportive work environment work and development opportunities to support you in your career progression.

If you have any questions about the post or to make a general enquiry please contact Emma Jones Primary Care Matron

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