Job description    2021-02-23

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services We have an opportunity for two Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners at RAF Brize Norton. These roles are Fixed Term Appointments which end 31st January 2022. The team is friendly, providing a first-class mental health service for military personnel. The working environment is welcoming, inclusive and supportive and you will be valued for the skills you bring. You will work autonomously within a multidisciplinary team to provide a specialised/occupational mental health service for all Service and entitled personnel within the Department of Community Mental Health area of responsibility and the Defence Primary Healthcare Region as required. The successful candidate will provide flexible and individualised care packages to meet the mental health needs of military personnel with mental health problems. You will also need to be proactive in the development of service and organisational initiatives. Duties of this post include, but are not limited to; Providing a rapid, timely and high quality mental health service to patients referred to the DCMH for assessment and treatment of mental health problems and implementing changes as and when necessary. Acting as a clinical and educational resource to Medical Officers/General Practitioners, offering advice to Unit Commanders on mental health matters, the administrative management of personnel with mental health difficulties and mental health promotion. Providing initial assessment and formulation of the mental health and treatment needs for referred patients, planning, implementing and evaluating care with a high level of autonomy. Performing clinical risk assessments on all patients seen, evaluating the safety of the patient and others in the community and managing/advising on therapeutic risk taking. Qualifications and Memberships Applicants must hold the following qualifications and licences; Registered Mental Health Practitioner or graduate level professional with background in mental health; substantial post-qualification training and experience in at least 2 evidence based psychological therapies and accredited or eligible for accreditation from a recognised body (BABCP,BACP, UKCP). Experience of working in a Community Mental Health setting. Demonstrable experience of using NICE recommended Psychological interventions. OR: Must possess a Postgraduate/Graduate certificate in evidence based psychological treatments with demonstrable experience in a community mental health role. AND Registered with one the following regulatory bodies: NMC, HCPC The selection at sift stage will be CV based. At interview, you will be tested against the following NHS Framework/Technical Skills; NHS Core - NHSC1 - Communication NHS Core - NHSC2 - Personal & People Development NHS Core - NHSC5 - Quality NHS & Health & Wellbeing - HWB2 - Assessment & Care Planning NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB6 – Assessment & Treatment Planning NHS Information & Knowledge - NHS IK1 - Information Processing Please ensure you demonstrate you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application. Please be aware, if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B. Travel to interview costs will not be reimbursed. There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check. All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date. Thes roles are Fixed-term Appointments as Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners at RAF Brize Norton. Your responsibilities will be as described in this job advert. The reason why you are appointed for a fixed period is due to a requirement to cover a temporary gap in manning. This post will therefore end 31st January 2022. You should be aware, when your Fixed-term Appointment at MOD comes to an end, arrangements will be made in line with the FTA policy. If you are a permanent MoD civil servant and are found successful for an advertised Fixed-term Appointment (FTA) you should move into the post under a Temporary Transfer (for up to a maximum of 3 years). At the end of the posting you will return to your previous MoD Business area. If this posting is at a higher grade, your promotion will be temporary, and you will return to your substantive grade at the end of the Temporary Transfer. If a Temporary Transfer cannot be agreed between all parties then a transfer on an FTA contract is possible, read the FTA and Change of Work Location in the UK policy for further information. If you are transferring to MoD from another government department (OGD) you should join the MoD on an inward loan. At the end of the loan you will return to your home (OGD) department. If a loan cannot be agreed between all parties then a transfer on an FTA contract is possible, read the FTA policy for further information. This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative. For more information copy and paste the following in to your browser or search gov.uk: Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans To be eligible to be considered for this role, qualifications and memberships detailed must be held in full, prior to submitting your application We are currently unable to open documents saved in the doc.x format. If your CV is in this format, please re-save in a different format prior to uploading. Should you submit in the doc.x format, your CV may not be considered for this vacancy. Please ensure you have read all the details in the important information link prior to applying.


Caring for our Armed Forces 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.

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