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Senior Mental Health Practitioner, GP Clusters

Hywel Dda University Health Board
To be confirmed
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum (pro rata if part-time)
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 become available for a Band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioner, GP Clusters, who will provide supervision to designated Well-being Practitioners across the counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

Individuals will be expected to be enthusiastic and committed to ensuring that the team rapid access well-being and mental health support to help address locally identified need and sustain capacity within wider Primary Care Mental Health Services. You will work autonomously, providing high quality complex clinical triage and clinical assessment to individuals presenting with mental health illness/conditions, in mental distress or acute crisis, resulting in a safe and appropriate clinical decision.

Work base will be discussed at interview stage.

The ability to travel between sites across the counties in a timely manner is essential.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will use a range of communication methods adaptable to the needs of individuals, families, carers and partner organisations to review mental health telephone enquiries through assessing symptoms and health information, prioritising for urgency.Provide clinical support and act as a decision maker for team members and work to improve the quality of the triage assessment, to enable the best possible care outcomes for those experiencing mental health distress, families/carers and partner organisations.

A full detailed job profile is attached.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews will be held on 08/06/23

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A detailed job profile and person specification detailing the the main responsibilities of the role is attached.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Professional qualification and registration- RMN, CQSW/Dip, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, (BPS)
  • Qualification in Counselling Psychology.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Post-basic education in the area of practice to postgraduate diploma level.



  • Wide range of experience within a service-related setting
  • Experience of high-quality clinical triage using, knowledge, skills, critical thinking and professional judgement
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/service issues within area of practice
  • Knowledge and application of safeguarding policies and procedures for children and adults


  • Demonstrates research and audit experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Knowledge and application of care coordination

Language skills


  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)

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