Are you proactive and passionate about innovation and providing a high-quality holistic approach to the care of people who need mental health support? Do you want to work in an integrated setting in primary care with colleagues from primary care, mental health services, including the voluntary and community sector, to improve access to support for people with mental health issues?
As part of our services across Oxfordshire we are implementing Primary Care Mental Health hubs to support GP practices with Mental Health assessment and support for patients in their communities.
Main duties of the job
As the lead clinician initially for one Hub you will work with a team of mental health professionals, Peer Support Workers, 3rd sector partners to provide the initial mental health intervention for 2-3 PCNs. You will provide triage, assessment and short-term interventions for people presenting for the first time with signs of mental illness, as well as for those with an SMI who are under the care of Primary care, offering early intervention and relapse prevention.
You will support the team to focus services on local communities and local GP practices to help rebuild and reconnect healthcare teams across the communities they serve.
We will be offering training and development to all our Hub staff to ensure they are able to provide a trusted assessor role, as well as being supported to apply for formal training currently being offered from HEE to provide psychological interventions for people with SMI. Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
- Excellent opportunities for career progression
- 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
- NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
- Staff accommodation
- Competitive pension scheme
- Lease car scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
Job description Job responsibilities
If you recognise the longstanding gap between Primary Care and traditional secondary care mental health services for patients and are an experienced community Mental Health nurse and really want to make a difference and close the gap we look forward to receiving your application! Please note:
- New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
- Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
- Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
- Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
- We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
- Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Current professional registration: Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist
- Recognised Post Graduate clinical or leadership qualification relevant to the role
- Highly extensive experience and significant post registration experience in working with people with mental health needs.
- Community experience in mental health services for adults and older age adults with severe / significant mental illness
- Experience working in a CAMHS and/or OPMH service
- Advanced understanding of the mental health needs of adults.
- Specialist knowledge relating to MH needs of young adults age 18-25 and to the needs of those diagnosed with, or with presenting traits of, personality disorder
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