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Band 6 Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner- West Birmingham

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 Band 6 Primary Care Practitioner to join our Primary Care Mental Health Team working within our Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in west Birmingham.

Within BSMHFT our community mental health services are well-established and as partof the BSOL community transformation programme, we are looking to increase our primary care teams with primary care practitioner roles. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of national change and developments in the delivery of community mental health care. The development of our Primary Care mental health team is an essential service which we are in the process of evolving in line with the NHS Long Term Plan.

We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals who are able to work within a multi- disciplinary team, working alongside GP's and other primary care professionals who strive to achieve the best outcomes for individuals within the local community.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsiblefor providing mental health triage, assessment and outcomes based intervention to meet service users needs within the Primary care mental health team.

You will be responsible for identifying need and best course of advice, support or intervention, promoting psychosocial wellbeing by identifying and then supporting pathways for service users and carers.

Crucial to this role will be your ability toensure robust communication across mental health providers, VCSE organisations and primary care in accordance with each individual service users needs by provide support and advice to all colleagues with the PCN as required including participation within the local neighbourhood MDT's.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse/OT/social worker


  • Relevant post registration qualification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Relevant post registration experience in mental health
  • Understanding by the post holder of their responsibilities under the Care programme Approach, Clinical Governance, Risk Assessment and Child Protection Legislation & safeguarding.
  • Experience of leading or participating in service improvement initiatives.


  • Experience of working in community mental health services



  • Comprehensive assessment skills and risk management skills.


  • Leadership Skills

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