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Mental Health Practitioner (Primary Care Network) - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Brighton and Hove
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum / pro rata for part time
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

Job Details

The Brighton and Hove Emotional Wellbeing Service (B& H EWS) is recruiting to a Band 6 Nursing / OT / Social Work role in its new Primary Care Network (PCN) mental health teams. The EWS aims to provide GPs with fast access to mental health expertise, preventing further escalation.

The people we work with are usually unable to access IAPT services, but may not meet the threshold for secondary care. We have excellent links to other local teams to ensure seamless movement of service users to third sector agencies, ATS, IAPT, and other SPFT teams where appropriate.

EWSroles are embedded in the PCNs, but benefit from being part of the SPFT family, with excellent training and supervision as standard. This exciting and evolving service integrates closely with voluntary sector partners to provide accessible, high quality clinical consultation, assessment, and interventions.

Main duties of the job

Deans and Central Brighton PCN provides clinical and social support to patients of 7 GP practices.

The PCN aims to improve local population health and break down barriers for patients. Community work aims to de-medicalise distress caused by poverty, isolation, and social fragmentation. Our vision is based on the following principles:

Proportionate Universalism: Improving the health of those with the greatest need, fastest.

Integrating Care: Acting as a bridge between primary care, community services and individuals, to bring healthcare into the community.

Supporting Primary Care: Reducing pressures on primary care by increasing capacity, supporting with clinical targets and providing holistic, preventative healthcare.

Working in the B& H EWS, you will encounter people experiencing a range of mental health needs, and as a Band 6 practitioner you will be sufficiently skilled and experienced to triage, assess, and provide clinical interventions of up to 6-8 sessions. You will work in partnership with the PCN team to provide a bridge between primary and secondary care.

Your interventions will be vital to preventing deterioration in previously stable patients, supporting transition to the right services, and providing safe, evidence-based mental health support. We support blended working options within the needs of the service, and of service users.

About us

Sussex Partnership places a huge focus on the wellbeing of our staff, and ensures our packages reflect the important work they do. A positive work / life balance brings about health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Speak to us about flexible working: home-working, part time hours, flexible start or finish times, or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Your benefits:
  • Access to full psychological support via our internal wellbeing team
  • Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development
  • Access to discount schemes, and excellent NHS pension
  • Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days plus bank holidays, increasing with continuous NHS service)

This post offers the Trust's �4,000 Incentive for band 5-7 Nurses, and a relocation package up to a maximum of �8,000 (subject to terms and conditions).

Job description

Job responsibilities

We welcome a call to discuss these exciting roles in advance of your application:

Deans and Central Brighton Primary Care Network Operational Lead Manager - Laura

EWS General Manager - Sussex- Jenny Edge 07554114329

We are looking for self-motivated, energetic, and creative clinicians. You will have substantial, transferable mental health experience (whether inpatient or community), and up to date professional registration from a core mental health profession. We need a practitioner who can build partnerships, and can work flexibly, adaptively, and creatively

Please note: this role is open to Nursing, OT and Social Work core mental health professions with current registration on the NMC, HCPC or SWE registers.

Counselling and Psychotherapy and other applicants without these core profession qualifications or registration will not be shortlisted.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health professional qualification (Must be one of: Social Work, Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy
  • Include relevant professional registration (NMC, SWE, HCPC)



  • Extensive post-qualifying experience of clinical work with people with a range of mental health problems
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various different statutory and non-statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience in working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of providing low intensity psychological interventions including, provision of self help, behavioural activation, solution focused, guided self help, and a CBT informed approach using a range of delivery models, telephone, face to face , individual and workshops
  • Experienced in conducting clinical assessments, including risk assessments

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Deans and Central PCN

Brighton and Hove


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