Senior Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner (SPCMHP)

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Primary Care
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled and motivated Mental Health Nurse to be part of our Primary Care Mental Health Team (PCMHT).

As a highly competent and proficient practitioner, you will have the ability to work autonomously and be confident in your ability to provide evidence based psychological and non-psychological treatments for common mental health disorders.

Interviews will take place week commencing 6 February 2023.

Main duties of the job

Proactive in your desire to work collaboratively, you will be based in the PCMHT and line managed by a Team Manager within the Primary Care Mental Health Services. The individual will work in close partnership with other professionals within the local mental health services such as IAPT, CMHTs and recovery college colleagues.

You will work with service users and carers, close to their home, to deliver highly accessible and responsive interventions via flexible referral routes. The key principles of the team are to offer interventions within Primary Care to promote a truly integrated, holistic approach to care.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

With a clear focus upon prevention, early detection and intervention, you will be passionate about promoting self-management, through empowerment and partnership working with service users, embracing the person centred approach to recovery. The interventions you offer will be outcome focussed and time limited, with the overall aim of recovery and self-management.

Using sound clinical judgement in the delivery of evidence based treatments; you will promote better management of serious mental health conditions as well as the management of common mental health disorders. Excellent skills of assessment and knowledge of local services is essential to this role as you will be the gate keeper and guardian for referral to secondary services.

Informal queries and visits are welcome.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications/ Knowledge Essential
  • Registered Mental Health (RMN)

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