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First Contact Practitioner: Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) NHS

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The Role:

We are looking for a motivated and committed Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) to work within our Basildon and Brentwood Primary Care Network service as a Mental Health First Contact Practitioner (FCP). An integral member of the Primary Care Team, the FCP is responsible for assessing, signposting, and following up service users who attend at their local GP practice with mental health difficulties. You will ensure that patients receive the right care at the right time for their specific needs.

Are you a passionate RMN, can you demonstrate?

  • A current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration
  • Knowledge and experience of working with a range mental health difficulties
  • An appreciation of how mental health and physical health issues affect psychological and social functioning
  • Robust assessment skills including risk assessment and management
  • The ability to work well within teams as well as independently
  • The ability to establish and foster strong therapeutic alliances with patients
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT skills - Microsoft Office/Patient record systems

To achieve our ultimate aim of making people better we recognise importance and benefits of investing in our team. We provide:

  • Focus of staff wellbeing through, events, staff events, wellbeing champions and initiatives
  • Flexible approach to working through remote and homeworking options
  • Day to day clinical support and leadership
  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Ongoing continual professional development opportunities
  • Individual CPD and development plans
  • Opportunities for High Intensity training or Senior PWP Roles as part of longer-term career development
  • A friendly and supportive work environment with an overall culture of energy, solution focus and excellence in both our service delivery and support to our team

Skills and Experience:

Essential:

  • RMN qualification with current NMC registration
  • Ability to travel in and around the Basildon and Brentwood area when the situation allows

An awareness of and commitment to supporting and facilitating diversity and inclusion

Desirable:

  • Skills and experience of using psychological therapy techniques, eg CBT, motivational interviewing
  • Experience of working within a primary care setting

Why Vita Health Group?

Vita Health Group celebrates life. Improving lives physically and mentally drives everything we do.

We are physical and mental health specialists with over 30 years of experience.  We work in partnership with the NHS, support the UK’s largest corporate companies to help assist their workforce and provide a full range of physiotherapy services to private customers.

To achieve our mission of making people better, we recognise the importance of investing in our staff. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer the opportunity of a flexible work life balance, support with continued professional development and a comprehensive benefits package which you can view in full on our website.

Vita Health Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion best practice and positively encourage applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion/belief, marital status, or pregnancy/maternity. 

We are actively seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce, to ensure we are representative of the communities we serve at all levels. We therefore welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of lived experience.

We are committed to equitably support the wellbeing of all employees as demonstrated by:

  • Our association with the MINDFUL EMPLOYER Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health.
  • Our status as a Disability Confident Committed Employer dedicated to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.All disabled candidates that meet the minimum essential criteria will be invited to interview.
  • Our participation in Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme which supports us in ensuring all LGBTQIA+ staff are free to be themselves in the workplace.
  • Our commitment to meet the standards outlined in the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS2), Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES).
  • The provision of access to health and wellbeing services for colleagues.

Should you wish to discuss any adjustment or assistance you might need in the application or interview process please contact recruitment@vhg.co.uk and we will arrange.

Please note, all applicants must be legally entitled to accept and perform work in the UK and all positions are subject to a DBS check. 

Any data which you share with us throughout the hiring process will be stored securely within the UK and is accessible only by staff who require it. Should your application be unsuccessful, your data will be securely destroyed after 6 months. 

Vita Health Group reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.

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