MHP PCNs (Nurse/Social Worker/OT) North East Derbyshire

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Clowne , Chesterfield
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
29 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you looking for an exciting new challenge where you can make a genuine difference to people's lives?

North East Derbyshire PCN is looking to recruit a Mental Health Practitioner to its expanding team.

Our aim is to change the face of mental health provision within Primary Care and replace the traditional GP model with a more diverse in-house Mental Health Team.

If you feel you can make a real difference to the mental wellbeing of the local population and you are passionate about delivering evidence-based interventions, then a career with us could be just what you are looking for.

You will be a valued and respected colleague within both the PCN and DHCFT team.

This role is an exciting opportunity to work closely with GP surgeries and you will be able to help, educate and support teams within primary care and there will be opportunities of innovation as well as continuing training and development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a safe and effective service open to referrals from clinicians across the PCN.
  • To undertake individual assessments of a client's needs and form plans for ongoing care and management.
  • Have some level of knowledge of talking therapies such as CBT, DBT and mindfulness.
  • Where appropriate to refer to and involve other services to provide the most appropriate care.
  • To maintain a case load of patients. This will be a mixed caseload: some people with enduring needs may be under review for long periods, others however, may only be on the case load for the duration of a short-term crisis.
  • To have the ability to help service uses overcome social inequality related to mental health.
  • Offer clinical support to non-mental health specialists within the PCN.
  • To use and create accurate clinical records and include clear plans of actions and assessments of risk
  • To be conscious of one's own clinical expertise and knowledge base, to work within this and where appropriate identify learning needs and opportunities
  • Skilled in decision making and time management.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

'Coming from crisis MH services to primary care was a big change and a daunting thought initially. NEDPCN have been supportive and welcoming .The service is helping bridge that gap between services. I have had frequent support from all agencies including Derbyshire healthcare, NEDPCN and the GP Practices in starting up the service and supporting my own professional development. I enjoy having more autonomy and independence whilst still feeling supported and valued

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Qualification (RMN/RNLD, Social Work, OT) to degree level or equivalent.
  • Maintains current registration with the appropriate body NMC/HCPC
  • Mentor Course or recognised alternative, e.g. 998, APPLE
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrate effective risk assessment and risk management experience
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a wider team
  • Experience in the delivery of clinical interventions
  • Specialist and area specific experience
  • Experience in supporting service development and auditing
  • Experience in conducting collaborative, holistic assessments of patient needs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of physical healthcare needs and have the ability to take appropriate action. i.e. liaising with to appropriate services or specialists
  • The ability to deal with and resolve conflict
Skills Essential
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written/oral communication skills
  • Diplomatic, caring & sympathetic

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