PCN Lead - Mental Health Practitioner (NN3)

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust

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Job summary

We are recruiting a Lead Primary Care Network (PCN) Mental Health Practitioner to join our team. This role is open to a Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker.

We're an NHS Foundation Trust on an improvement journey with a new Board and a refocused sense of direction. Our ambition is to be in the top quartile of Mental Health Trusts by 2023. This is where you come in....Great ambitions require great staff!

Now is a really exciting time to join us as we launch our Primary Care Network across the whole of Norfolk and Waveney. Primary Care Network (PCN) Service for Mental Health has been developed to provide access to mental health services in Primary Care as part of this integrated health and care system, which brings care closer to home for our population.

Main duties of the job

As a Senior PCN practitioner, you will be responsible for the management of day-to-day operational and clinical issues arising from within your PCN. You will line manage the PCN practitioners as part of a multidisciplinary team providing advice, support, and treatment for members of our community experiencing problems with their mental health and wellbeing. You will collaboratively engage with the GP practices within the PCN and the PCN Practitioners to agree priorities for each local population.

We are looking to recruit Mental Health Nurses, Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers with an interest and experience in a mental health setting, to undertake the planning and delivery of direct patient care.

It is an autonomous, solution focused role which noes not hold a case load. It also offers a great work life balance, as the hours are in line with the extended hours of service of GP practices.

About us

We are working jointly with our primary care colleagues and as the PCN's evolve, we will be expected to think about the wider health of their communities, taking a proactive approach to managing population health. These roles, although new have been piloted for the past year in our Early Adopter sites, so the workload is defined, manageable and appropriate to allow for patient centred care and other activities.

Benefits included with these roles are: -

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

We are working hard to maintain usual recruitment process however please be aware that we may ask you to be interviewed via MS Teams rather than in person.

NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions, but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.

CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.

Date posted

27 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year gross per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

246-CNN3730704-D

Job locations

Reepham, Aylsham, Coltishall and Drayton

Reepham

NR10 4QT


Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of the introduction of the Primary Care Network we are recruiting for both Band 6 and Band 7 roles. You may be considered for another role other than the role you have applied for if your skill sets suit.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interview dates are yet to be set; you will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of the introduction of the Primary Care Network we are recruiting for both Band 6 and Band 7 roles. You may be considered for another role other than the role you have applied for if your skill sets suit.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interview dates are yet to be set; you will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Nursing degree or equivalent or Dip OT Dip OT, Dip SW, RN, Clinical Psychology Grade A, or equivalent.
  • Ongoing professional development working towards degree level.
  • Higher degree or post graduate certificate in area of clinical / therapeutic practice Post basic teaching qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of mental health practice from previous experience.
  • Experience in the delivery of short term, focussed evidence-based interventions.
  • Experience in providing leadership in a mental health care environment.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Nursing degree or equivalent or Dip OT Dip OT, Dip SW, RN, Clinical Psychology Grade A, or equivalent.
  • Ongoing professional development working towards degree level.
  • Higher degree or post graduate certificate in area of clinical / therapeutic practice Post basic teaching qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of mental health practice from previous experience.
  • Experience in the delivery of short term, focussed evidence-based interventions.
  • Experience in providing leadership in a mental health care environment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust

Address

Reepham, Aylsham, Coltishall and Drayton

Reepham

NR10 4QT


Employer's website

https://www.nsft.nhs.uk/Pages/Home.aspx (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust

Address

Reepham, Aylsham, Coltishall and Drayton

Reepham

NR10 4QT


Employer's website

https://www.nsft.nhs.uk/Pages/Home.aspx (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

PCN Clinical Service Manager

Mel Nevard

mel.nevard@nsft.nhs.uk

Date posted

27 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year gross per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

246-CNN3730704-D

Job locations

Reepham, Aylsham, Coltishall and Drayton

Reepham

NR10 4QT


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