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PCN MHP (RMN/OT/Social Worker) South Derby, Adult Community

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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CBT therapist, Adult mental health nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have exciting new opportunities for 4 x Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners with the South Derby PCN, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan and working alongside DHCFT Living Well Service.

These innovative and unique roles will be 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 evidenced 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 a fantastic 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.
  • Hollybrook Medical Centre
  • Willington Surgery
  • Village Surgery

Main duties of the job

The South Derby PCN services are creating a new mental health hub team this is being developed 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 Derby General practice 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 consult with patients within the South Derby Practices; this will be a combination of remote consultations and face to face depending on need.

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

The majority of the role consultations manage low-moderate mental health problems, with levels of complexity. They also support with annual SMI reviews.

You will consult, taking a brief, focused history and conducting a risk assessment, formulation of need and onward plan.

You will work both autonomously and as part of a wider team.

You will also have opportunity to support general practice staff within the South Derby 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

PCN Testimony:

'I have found working within the Derby South PCN both an enjoyable and informative experience and I feel the PCN is open to both new ideas of working with patient to ensure they receive the best possible holistic and medical care and advice'

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
  • Professionally qualified and registered Mental Health Nurse, OT or Social Worker
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with patients with severe and enduring mental health
  • Experience working in a community setting
  • Experience and knowledge in psychological interventions
  • Experience and knowledge in assessments and care planning
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
Skills Essential
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written
  • Good use of computer skills
  • Driving licence with access to a car for work purposes

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