Primary Care Hub Clinician

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum/ pro rata
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Primary Care
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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.

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 or OT and really want to make a difference and close the gap we look forward to receiving your application.

We have 2 post available 1 within the Keystone MH & Wellbeing Hub BBL & East Oxford where we have partnered up with the Frank Bruno Foundation based in Sandy Lane, BBL. The second post will be within the Keystone MH & Wellbeing Hub City North & North East. A location for this hub is in the process of being identified but in the short term the successful applicant will also work from the BBL hub.

Main duties of the job

We're looking for 2 primary care MH clinicians who are experienced in delivering evidence-based interventions in a community setting, with a passion for partnership approaches to care for adults living with serious mental illness.

These roles need people who are innovative and want to help achieve our vision for cross-sector integrated pathways. We want to plug the gaps in traditional primary & secondary care support, and remove existing barriers, to deliver better access to dedicated mental health support in local, non-stigmatised community settings.

We needproactiveand forward-thinkingindividuals,with plenty ofenthusiasm and motivation,forworkingin an integrated pathway toimprovethewellbeing of adults living with serious mentalillness.

This is an exciting opportunity for proactive and flexible clinicians to help get their hub team set up and established; with the rare opportunity to shape your role from day one!

If you recognise yourself in these requirements,pleaseapply today!

About us

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

  • screen, triage, assess and coordinate referrals
  • Provide brief support and time limited evidence-based interventions, using the principles of motivational interviewing.
  • Complete joint assessments as required
  • Support patients ready to transition to primary care and develop care plans and prepare people for step down.
  • Map community resources and assets that are available for those with SMI within the specific PCN geography.
  • To support collaborative working between the full range of physical health and mental health services, to ensure that people who need care are able to access it quickly and easily and are prevented from being excluded from services or falling through gaps

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
  • Appropriate qualification as required i.e. RMN or OT
  • Post graduate education specifically relating to client group
Experience Essential
  • To have appropriate experience which should include community and working with mental health
  • Community work with people with mental health needs
Knowledge Essential
  • To have a good knowledge and interest in community care and have specific clinical expertise in mental health
  • To have awareness of National and local issues concerning mental health

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