Screening and Assessment Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
NHS Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression are looking for a Band 5 Registered Professional, to act as a Screening Practitioner to join an already established screening team. The working hours for this role are Monday to Friday 9-5. Flexible and Agile combination of home and base working would be considered.

This will require excellent interpersonal skills and experience of identifying mental health risk and safeguarding concerns. The role is a rewarding one and part of the wider team. The Trust is committed to inclusion via staff networks, development opportunities and we have regular supervision provision in place. Full and part-time can be considered and base to be confirmed at interview.

The position will be located at eitherAlfred Barrow Health Centre, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria. LA14 2LB or Cameron House, White Cross Business Park, South Road, Lancaster LA1 4XF

Main duties of the job

You will be screening new referrals into the NHS Talking Therapies Service. This will include talking to service users and carers to gain further information, including establishing any current clinical risk.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Recognised professional qualification e.g. nurse, OT, social worker, psychologist, psychotherapist, counsellor, PWP and must be registered with a relevant professional body.



  • Knowledge of assessment processes
  • Knowledge of a wide range of mental health conditions including ICD diagnostic criteria for common mental health problems such as depression and all anxiety disorders care model and appropriate evidence-based interventions
  • Clinical governance Risk assessment and risk management
  • Understanding of the importance of recording clinical outcomes and other commissioner-requested information
  • Appropriate professional guidelines for practice Safeguarding guidelines
  • Current issues and delivery methods in primary care mental health
  • Risk formulation knowledge



  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a wider team
  • Skilled in assessing the psychological needs of clients with mild to moderate mental health problems.
  • Up-to-date IT skills and a willingness to continue developing further skills

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Lancaster or Barrow-in-Furness TBC



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