We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a new Mental Health Practitioner in Woking WISE 1 PCN through Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS).
We are seeking to find Mental Health Practitioners who can come and make a difference. Providing high quality interventions in our new primary care integrated mental health service, you will be an important member of our primary care team in the Primary Care Network (PCN - which is a partnership of a few GP Practices).
The introduction of these roles is part of a wider transformation and expansion of community-based mental health services set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. The practitioner can access and draw down on secondary mental health services and help provide a “bridge” between primary care and secondary mental health providers.
The practitioner will be embedded as part of the Primary Care Network Multi-Disciplinary Team. Working alongside the other roles, they will also be part of the community mental health Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) with ready access to a wide range of support and expertise across both MDTs. It is envisaged that the focus of a practitioner’s work will generally be people whose needs cannot be met by IAPT services but who may not need ongoing care from secondary care community mental health services. The practitioner can facilitate onward access to other secondary care-based services, or third sector services integrated within the mental health pathway.
The current Vacancy is a Full-Time (37.5 Hrs, 9 am - 5 pm, Mon-Fri, working from the GP Practice/s), Permanent role at Band 6 in Woking WISE 1 PCN which includes the following 4 GP Practices:
Chobham & West End Medical Practice, Woking, Surrey GU24 8NA
College Road Surgery, Woking, Surrey GU22 8BT
Pirbright Surgery, Woking, Surrey GU24 0JE
St John'S Health Centre The Family Practice, Woking, Surrey GU21 8TD
Successful candidates must be experienced mental health practitioners and have experience of working in a Primary Care and/or Community Mental Health Team setting. You will be a confident communicator with colleagues and stakeholders alike. Above all you will have the ambition and drive needed to work within an environment of change and innovation.
The candidate must have a full and valid driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes due to the community element of this role.
This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.
Interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.
For informal enquiries please contact Fungai Zhuwawu, Primary Care Service Manager by Email on Fungai.Zhuwawu@sabp.nhs.uk
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