Mental Health Practitioner (Mental Health Nurse/OT/Social Worker)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North Wingfield
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for 2 x band 6 Mental Health Practitioners with the South Hardwick PCN.

As part of the NHS Long Term Plan and working alongside DHCFT Living Well Service we have an innovative and unique role integrated within Primary Care Networks.

If you feel you can make a real difference to the mental wellbeing of a local population and 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.

You will be able to help educate and support teams within primary care.

There will be opportunities of innovation as well as continuing training and development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

The South Hardwick PCN services are creating a new mental health hub team to improve capacity within the PCN Network and to provide expert intervention to better manage patients presenting with mental health problems within primary care.

The service provides appointments for South Hardwick GP registered patients. The role will provide opportunity to work within the Primary Care Setting and alongside DHCFT Mental Health and the Living well project.

You will have opportunity to help shape the services functionality, outcomes and the overall outlook of the new integration.

You will have opportunity to work with the team to help shape the triaging system. You will consult with patients within the South Hardwick Practices; this will be a combination of remote consultations and face to face depending on need.

The role will be a combination of supporting with triage and managing your own intervention consultations .

The majority of the Mental Health Practitioners role consultations manage common low-level mental health problems.

You will
  • consult, taking a brief focused history and conducting a risk assessment, formulation of need and onward plan.
  • work both autonomously and as part of a wider team.
  • support general practice staff within the South Hardwick primary care networks. This support will build the confidence of staff in managing mental health, will build the resilience of individual members of staff and improve quality.

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 LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please review the 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 as a Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Workerth )
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with severe and enduring mental illness
  • Experience of working in a community based setting
  • Experience of providing psychological interventions
  • Experience of assessment/care planning
  • Experience of risk assessment and intervention
  • Experience of multi disciplinary working
Skills Essential
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Good use of computer skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Evidence of multi disciplinary working
  • Ability to drive and have use of a car for job use

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