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Nurse Practitioner in Psychological Assessment

Job Description

This is your opportunity to be part of something outstanding!

We are delighted to announce that following the CQC inspection our final Trust rating is an overall Good.

This means a Good for all 5 domains: Safe, Effective, Caring, Well-led, Responsive.
We are one of only four Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Trusts to achieve this for all 5 domains and the only one in the West Midlands.

Our Community Services for Older People was rated as outstanding.

Our Trust provides mental health, learning disability and children and family services across South Staffordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. We have over 350 inpatient beds and a broad range of community services such as crisis resolution and home treatment, early intervention and memory services.

Specialist mother and baby, eating disorder and medium secure forensic mental health services care for patients from across the region and we have contracts across the country for IAPT, addiction and some health services in prisons as well as hosting a network for inpatient mental health care for serving military personnel.

Our 3,500 staff serve a local population of 11 million in Shropshire and South Staffordshire, and within a range of services based from Leeds to the Isle of Wight and Liverpool to Cambridge.

We are an innovative and forward thinking organisation with an expanding portfolio of services. This means we can offer our staff genuine opportunities to develop their careers, gaining experience working across a number of specialisms. We are renowned for investing in and supporting our employees and have a strong ethos of continuous professional development. We are one of the HSJ Best Places to Work in 2015.

Registered Mental Health Nurse, Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

£21,692 - 28,180 per annum NHS AFCBand 5

375 Hours per week. A willingness to work one evening a week is required.

Based: Newcastle-under-Lyme. Staffordshire

An opportunity has arisen for a Qualified RMN with the North Staffordshire Wellbeing Service (IAPT). We are seeking an individual who is interested in gaining specialist training and experience in delivering psychological assessments and psycho-education for clients with specific anxiety disorders and depression within a primary care psychological therapies services (IAPT). You must be able to demonstrate high levels of written and verbal communication; be computer literate and be able to demonstrate good therapeutic relationships with people. Newly qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

The post-holder will undertake a specialist in-house clinical training programme focused on common mental health problems (anxiety disorders and depression), and will receive high quality supervision and support in providing psychological assessments and psycho-education as the first point of contact for clients accessing a primary care psychological therapies service (The North Staffordshire Wellbeing Service). The role involves identifying suitability for, providing information and allocating clients to a range of treatments, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Behavioural Couples Therapy and Counselling. The post would therefore provide an ideal opportunity for candidates seeking suitable training and experience for further training in an IAPT related psychological therapy, and the successful candidate will be supported to apply for a training place on a suitable IAPT therapy Post-graduate course (e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).

The successful candidate will also receive additional specialist in-house training in a range of relevant clinical areas, such as dealing with personality disorders and other “Non-IAPT” disorders, long-term physical conditions, medically unexplained symptoms and research methodology. We are a friendly, ambitious and academic multidisciplinary team, and all members are encouraged to develop specialist interests, and involvement in research projects. The service has links with both Staffordshire and KeeleUniversities, and this is therefore an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, self-motivated individual wishing to progress their clinical career in psychological therapies within an area covering some of the most beautiful parts of the PeakDistrictNational Park.

For an informal discussion regarding the above post, please contact Mark Kenwright, Clinical Lead on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. . . . . . . . . . . .

1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment.

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and operates a no smoking at work policy.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to be registered with the DBS Update Service.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early.

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