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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/07/2022.

Primary Care Senior Psychological Practitioners

Job Reference: J196-A-22-3025

Dorking Healthcare Limited
Dorking PCN
Dorking, Surrey
£33,921 pa (fringe included) DOE

Not just a run of the mill PWP job. This exciting new role is a great opportunity to build on your skills learnt as a PWP, to become a well rounded mental health professional in a multi-disciplinary Primary Care setting.

We are looking for someone with a strong focus on great patient care, developed clinical skills who wants the opportunity to develop their skills beyond a PWP role to offer a broader mental health support across a wider range of people. We will offer a structured training programme to develop your knowledge and skills including the triage of patients with more complex mental health needs, non prescribing medication advice and working within an MDT setting.

DHC is a GP federation who provides a wide range of services including IAPT, outpatient services and Primary care additional roles. We pride ourselves on delivering great outcomes for patients, our team and the wider system. This post holder will seek the best of both worlds, being part of the wealth of experience and support coming from both the IAPT and physical health teams, whilst benefitting from working within a small, PCN based MDT team.

You will spend half of your time supporting the triage and management of patients with a range of mental health concerns who present to their GP practice. Our established ‘first contact’ roles provide patients with an effective alternative to a GP appointment and has great outcomes for both patients and the practices. The other half of the role will be delivering Low Intensity interventions as part of the wider IAPT team.

Why work at DHC?:

  • You will be supported by a wealth of expertise and will have an opportunity to develop your clinical skills, beyond that of a ‘typical’ PWP role
  • We have an excellent reputation for a quality and well run service with great recovery rates as well as great Clinical supervision and CPD. You will be part of a supportive and experienced team, who value staff wellbeing and development.
  • You will be fully supported to pursue skills development and career progression, and we offer a range of opportunities within and outside of the PWP role.
  • You will have the opportunity to draw on developed assessment and treatment skills, and have a mix of virtual and on site work, including face to face, video/telephone, and computerised CBT appointments across your week.
  • We provide daily duty support for both mental and physical health
  • We understand that work life balance is important, therefore there is opportunity for an agreed flexible working pattern.
  • You will have 25 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus bank holidays and opportunity to be part of the NHS pension scheme.

We appreciate that the right person might have their own requirements for the role and are therefore, happy to accept applications that are full-time or part-time.

Please apply by completing the application form. Please include a supporting statement setting out how your competences match those set out on the job description attached.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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