PCN Band 6 for NE Coastal with £3K Welcome Enhancement
Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
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Over the past couple of years, people in East and West Suffolk have been working together to improve NHS mental health & emotional wellbeing care, learning disability & autism services in the region and the #averydifferentconversation began.
We have used those discussions to plan changes that we think will make things better. We hope these proposed changes will mean that people in East and West Suffolk will be able to get the help and support in the right place for them, when they need it, to stay mentally and emotionally well.
Now is an exciting time to join NSFT as we launch our transformational Primary Care Network Mental Health Service across the whole of Suffolk.
Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are groups of GP practices who work together in a local geographical area. In Suffolk there are 14 PCNs with a variety of different sizes, patient populations and mental health priorities. From 2021, each PCN will have two mental health practitioners working in its practices alongside a multi-disciplinary team. Practitioners can include registered nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Clinical Psychologists. On a day-to-day basis, PCN Practitioners will work as a member of GP practice extended teams and be based in practices.
Main duties of the job
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 in our Early Adopter sites for the past year so the workload is defined, manageable and appropriate to allow for patient centred care and other activities.
We are at the start of a journey which will see services transformed over the next decade.
As a PCN practitioner, you will work across the interface between Primary Care and Secondary Mental Health Services as part of a multidisciplinary team providing advice, support, and treatment for members of our community experiencing problems with their mental health and wellbeing.
We are looking to recruit Mental Health Nurses, Registered Nurses Occupational Therapists and Social Workers with an interest or preferably experience in a mental health setting, to undertake the planning and delivery of direct patient care. We would welcome applications either as a permanent position (attracting the recruitment premium of £3k) or as a secondment opportunity for 12 months.
You will need to have good organizational skills as you will be managing a caseload and the provision of services to people with mental health care needs as well as offering support and advice to other health care professionals. You will be an autonomous practitioner, making clinical judgements, identifying alternative courses of action, managing and providing a high-quality care.
We have a vacancy covering North East Coastal PCN comprising the Framlingham Surgery (Earl Soham) Leiston Surgery (Yoxford) Saxmundham Health GP practices.
NE Coastal: Framlingham was made famous by the singer song writer Ed Sheeran who was raised in the village and regularly visits the area. Leiston is close to RSPB Minsmere, a perfect place for walkers and cyclists to explore the Suffolk coastline as it is situated near Aldeburgh. Saxmundham (known locally as 'Sax') is an historic market town in east Suffolk. With a population today of nearly 5,000, Sax offers an attractive range of local shops (including longstanding independents) and services.
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.
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
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).