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Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Mental Health Practitioner (Emotional Wellbeing Service)

Job description

We are looking for enthusiastic, flexible, innovative mental health practitioners with a passion for primary care mental health & a desire to contribute to service development, to join us as a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner within one of the East Sussex Emotional Wellbeing Services. You will be a qualified Nurse or Allied Health Professional with the relevant professional registration (NMC or HCPC), and a background working in a variety of mental health settings. Working in partnership with other services & organisations to meet the needs of our patients.
You will work in specific PCN's as a pivotal member of the Mental Health Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), working with voluntary sector Mental Health Support Coordinators (MHSC's) to ensure a holistic, joined up approach for patients & carers.You will be responsible for providing accessible, proactive & responsive assessment, support & brief clinical interventions to patients within East Sussex.
The Emotional Wellbeing Service in the PCNs will remain fluid & flexible to adapt to individual nuances of each of the practices by breaking down traditional boundaries & providing an integrated approach to each patient. Your role will be key in developing these new roles within the PCNs, you will be supported & encouraged to have a voice to improve this transformation, the experience of patients & also your own working experience.
We are looking to recruit to the following PCN's:

  • Greater Wealden
  • High Weald
  • Rural Rother
  • The Haven
    Main duties of the job
    You will be working with individuals registered with GP practices within the PCN with mild to moderate and stable severe mental health needs. You will hold a caseload of patients, providing supportive and enabling interventions from a broadbiopsychosocial and trauma informed perspective. As a member of the PCN MDT you will help improve access for patients to timely, holistic and evidence-based support based on need, improve outcomes and keep people well in their own communities.
    The role will be PCN/ community-based, offering assessments, brief treatments and onward signposting advice to patients, supporting GPs and other PCN staff to manage the demand of a range of mental health presentations within the primary care setting.
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