Primary Care Mental Health Nurse
Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust
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**Previous Applicants & Agencies Need not Apply**
Are you interested in a career with a genuinely integrated care organisation? Do you want to be part of a new organisation that is developing pathways and services to transform the way that care is delivered locally? Are you interested in improving the health of our local population? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then we are looking for you.
Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust (DIHC) is the first Integrated Care Provider in the country. It was launched in April 2020 following a period of development and integrates primary care with community services within the Dudley healthcare system. Our core aim is Dudley First, community where possible and hospital where necessary, and our purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of our local population in Dudley.
We arelooking for exceptional individuals with the drive and enthusiasm to change how healthcare is delivered and make a real difference to the people we serve. We are looking for people unafraid to challenge the norm and to innovate new ways of delivering care whilst engaging and managing their teams to feel passionate about improving patient experience.
You would be joining us at an exciting time, developing integrated care teams across health and social care, with a view to significantly increase access to treatment for people with common mental health conditions within a community setting.
Main duties of the job
The ability to manage your own case load of clients is paramount, along with the ability to review referrals, undertake screening assessments, risk assessment, medication management, deliver brief interventions and refer/signpost clients to other services. The role demands the ability to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of mental health problems presented by clients within a primary care mental health setting.
The post holder will also be able to provide support, education and problem solving advice to other members of the local primary and secondary care teams particularly in the areas of assessment and management of common mental health problems in adults and older adults.
We are looking for exceptional individuals with the drive and enthusiasm to change how healthcare is delivered and make a real difference to the people we serve.
DIHC is committed to embracing diversity and we recognise the need to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we serve to enable us to achieve our purpose and commitments.
We recognise that we are under-represented in a number of areas, and therefore want to positively encourage applications from individuals from black, Asian or other ethnically diverse groups, people with disabilities and people from the LGBT community.
We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.
Anyone that works with us will share in our commitments and promote and uphold them throughout their daily activities.
Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust presents the unique opportunity to welcome staff into a new type of NHS Trust where they can work in partnership with others to create A Great Place to Work. For more information, please look at our website www.dihc.nhs.uk
At DIHC we will consider requests for flexible working where possible and dependent on the service needs. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are possible: flexible hours, working from home, compressed hours and more.
Please view the attached job description and person specification for more specific information about this post.
COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ where you can also find out more about how to access vaccinations.
Qualifications / Training
Clinical Knowledge / 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
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).