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Primary Care Mental Health Professional

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Nov 2023
This is a brand new service being set up in Wolverhampton which will form part of the Black Country Hub for Primary Care. We are recruiting for the team prior to its go live date in April 2023 to ensure the staff recruited are fully trained for the role.

This post holder will be working with a team that consist of a Service Manager, Team Manager, Senior Clinical Lead/CBT therapist, and Administrators.

The team responsibility is to provide, develop and improve services for people with complex common mental health problems and stable predicable and enduring mental health needs in primary care. The post holder will have a high level of autonomy within their role and managing all aspects of their service according to local need and within the parameters of the Primary Mental Health Service operational policy.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be working within a busy team alongside a team of registered mental health nurses and be supported by the Team Manager, Senior Clinical Lead/CBT Practitioner, and team administrators.

Post holders will have a high level of autonomy working across designated GP practices, managing their own clinics and providing mental health assessment and evidenced based treatment for people aged over 18. You will provide a service to people who exhibit complex common mental health needs and stable, predictable and enduring serious mental health needs. You will be expected to develop and manage all aspects of their service, such as waiting lists according to local need working within the parameters of the service operational policy.

A key aspect of this role is GP consultation, liaison, education and training. You will be expected to attend GP practice meetings at least twice a year to discuss the service and actively seek feedback and report any issues to the team leader as well as areas for improvement and any innovative practice for sharing and disseminating. Staff will be expected to autonomously manage high volumes of referrals. Staff are expected to work on their own initiative in a busy and demanding service and to be able manage change effectively.

Post holders will support Multi-Disciplinary Team settings models of working

About us

Black Country Healthcare is encouraging positive workplace who welcomes staff, with a desire to perform at a high level.

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, following the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (covering Wolverhampton and Sandwell) and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

Combining resources, strategies and a talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving. We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Why is this the place to work?
  • Free, on-site parking
  • Caf facilities on site
  • Beautiful, and peaceful hospital grounds, with seating areas
  • Good transport links around the midlands
  • Flexible working
  • NHS discount schemes
  • Working together with the local community to support patients and staff
  • Good performance outcomes
  • Training opportunities
  • Excellent staff support facilities, dedicated Health & wellbeing team, reflective practice, supervision, and debrief sessions
  • Opportunities to work with other services within the trust
  • New, up and coming digital processes and support

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties/Responsibilities

To be the first clinical point of contact for the service, effectively screening, assessing and working with service users with complex common mental health needs and stable, predictable and enduring serious mental health needs , exercising judgement to identify and assess healthcare needs, and consider range of options for treatment

To work in partnership with service users to assess their mental health needs using sound knowledge base and clinical judgement and where indicated deliver evidence based brief interventions

To deliver of Primary care recovery focused Psychological Interventions that meet the need of service users who are too complex and/or not suitable for IAPT yet do not meet the threshold for the Psychological Therapies in Secondary care mental health

To assist in the delivery the In-Reach Model of care that facilitates earlier discharge of service users from our Community Recovery Services, Early Access team, Home Treatment Team, Early Intervention, Older Peoples services and Out-Patient Department

To deliver Wellness & Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) that supports a recovery focused care model that emphasises the service users choice, preference of interventions/treatment and establishes meaningful networks of support that take into account their Bio/Psycho/Social needs

Support service users through their transition from secondary care mental health services and reduce the incidence of re-referral back into SMHS

Work autonomously and within Multi-Disciplinary and Place Based Team settings

Support Primary care (GP Surgeries) in the management of service users on Depot medication. Depots to be administered by practice nurses. Assist primary care with identifying early warning signs, relapse signatures, follow-up appointments following non-attendance and re-referral back to SMHS where indicated

Support Primary Care with SEMI registers and enabling services users with Stable & Enduring Mental Health difficulties to access physical health checks working towards reducing the inequity in mortality and morbidity rates for this population

To signpost and support the seamless transition of care to other services including primary, secondary care and voluntary services

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Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust





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