Over the past couple of years, people in East and West Suffolk have been working together to improve NHS mental health & emotional wellbeing care, learning disability & autism services in the region and the #averydifferentconversation
We have used those discussions to plan changes that we think will make things better. We hope these proposed changes will mean that people in East and West Suffolk will be able to get the help and support in the right place for them, when they need it, to stay mentally and emotionally well.
Now is an exciting time to join NSFT as we launch our transformational Primary Care Network Mental Health Service across the whole of Suffolk.
Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are groups of GP practices who work together in a local geographical area. In Suffolk there are 14 PCNs with a variety of different sizes, patient populations and mental health priorities. From 2021, each PCN will have two mental health practitioners working in its practices alongside a multi-disciplinary team. Practitioners can include registered nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Clinical Psychologists. On a day-to-day basis, PCN Practitioners will work as a member of GP practice extended teams and be based in practices.Main duties of the job
We are working jointly with our primary care colleagues and as the PCN's evolve, we will be expected to think about the wider health of their communities, taking a proactive approach to managing population health. These roles, although new have been piloted in our Early Adopter sites for the past year so the workload is defined, manageable and appropriate to allow for patient centred care and other activities.
We are at the start of a journey which will see services transformed over the next decade. Interested?
As a PCN practitioner, you will work across the interface between Primary Care and Secondary Mental Health Services as part of a multidisciplinary team providing advice, support, and treatment for members of our community experiencing problems with their mental health and wellbeing.
We are looking to recruit Mental Health Nurses, Registered Nurses Occupational Therapists and Social Workers with an interest or preferably experience in a mental health setting, to undertake the planning and delivery of direct patient care. We would welcome applications either as a permanent position (attracting the recruitment premium of £3k) or as a secondment opportunity for 12 months.About us
You will need to have good organizational skills as you will be managing a caseload and the provision of services to people with mental health care needs as well as offering support and advice to other health care professionals. You will be an autonomous practitioner, making clinical judgements, identifying alternative courses of action, managing and providing a high-quality care.
We have a vacancy covering the South Rural PCN
comprising Bildeston Health Centre, Constable Country Medical Practice (East Bergholt and Capel St Mary), Hadleigh Health Centre (Boxford), The Holbrook and Shotley Practice and Needham Market Country Practice.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesSouth Rural
: Bildeston is a thriving village which sits in the heart of south Suffolks lovely countryside enjoying unspoilt rural surroundings combined with a remarkably high level of services. Bildeston is within easy reach from Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Hadleigh and Sudbury. East Bergholt sits on the north bank of the River Stour and might just be the most picturesque place in England. The village is famous mostly as the muse of landscape painter John Constable who was born in the village in 1776. Hadleigh nestles in breath-taking countryside with spectacular scenes that inspired 18th-century painters, Constable and Gainsborough. Holbrook is a village situated close to the northern shore of the estuary of the River Stour, in Suffolk, England. It is located on the Shotley Peninsula in Babergh district, around 5 miles south of Ipswich. Needham Market is a small town set in the Gipping Valley. The High Street is designated a conservation area, and most of the buildings are Grade II listed
Benefits included with these roles are:-
- NHS pension
- a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
- career progression
- starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
- staff physio service
- NHS discounts and many more.
Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.
We are working hard to maintain usual recruitment process however please be aware that we may ask you to be interviewed via MS Teams rather than in person. NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills. CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.
**This post attracts a recruitment premium of £3,000 (pro-rata for part time roles). This is a one off payment with half paid on appointment and half paid after the completion of a satisfactory probation period (6 months). The premium is taxable. Please note that should you leave employment, or choose to move to an alternative post within the Trust that does not attract this recruitment premium, you will be required to reimburse all or some it, as follows: 100% of the value of the premium in the first 12 months; 50% of the value of the premium in the period 12 months to 2 years following appointment. Please note this recruitment premium is for external applicants only. Not applicable to newly qualified nurses**Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Nursing degree or equivalent or Dip OT, Dip SW, Clinical Psychology Grade A, or equivalent.
- Mentorship qualification or ENB 998. Willingness to train to become Practice Supervisor or Assessor
- Higher degree or post graduate certificate in area of clinical / therapeutic practice
- ILM Certificate in management or equivalent.
- Effective analytical and decision-making skills
- Competent and effective treatment skills
- Able to effectively prioritise own workload
- Basic computer skills including use of email/internet
- Able to time manage and reflect on clinical practice
- Experience in working in team delivering person centred treatment packages
- Demonstrate effective risk assessment and risk management experience
- Experience in supporting service development
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