Bank Band 6 CPN & SW/OT sw1030

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford House, Bishops Stortford, CM23 3LA/Hollylodge, Cheshunt, EN8 0DR/Remote, Bishops Stortford/Cheshunt/Home
£32,306 - £39,027 pa pro rata
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Full Time
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We currently have opportunities to join the Nursing Bank within Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) in Bishops Stortford/Cheshunt as a Community Psychiatric Nurse/Social Worker/Occupational Therapist

All roles on the bank are for as and when workers and therefore in particular may suit those already working part-time, with other commitments, or who want to work on a short-term basis.

This worker can work remotely but will need to be able to attend the site on occasion, particularly at start of appointment so we can check they are secure in systems.

Key responsibilities:
  • The role of the Primary Care Mental Health Liaison Practitioner will be to work across the interface between Primary Care and Mental Health Services to work alongside the service manager/s to facilitate mental health assessment in primary care and support GP’s about decision making in relation to secondary care referrals, support transition of service users from the care of secondary mental health services back to Primary Care and to facilitate re-access where appropriate.
  • The post holder will do this by providing consultation, support, education and problem solving approaches to the Local Primary Care Teams particularly in the area of assessment and management of mental health problems in Adults of working age.
  • This will include “signposting” to other services and occasionally undertake very short term interventions for clients with mild to moderate mental health difficulties.
  • The role is to strengthen access and to provide community triage for people who may need mental health services. The post holder will ensure systems are in place to promote smooth pathways between primary care and secondary mental health services.
  • Work in partnership with service users in the designated care group with complex health presentations, developing their care plans and recovery plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives.
  • Work in partnership with Health and social care professionals from other agencies and organisations including Community Navigators
  • They will demonstrate an understanding of clinical interventions relevant to the Pathway/Protocols to include psycho-education, relevant aspects of social inclusion, Recovery, care plans and discharge planning, working closely with carers, families and partner agencies to facilitate this.
  • The post holder will work at all times to promote the safety and the well being of service users and their families/carers.
  • The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner who will support Primary Care surgeries to manage transition of mental health service users from secondary care to primary care
  • The postholder will operate a team caseload rather than an individual caseload in partnership with primary care
  • To provide leadership, management and supervision for junior staff identified to support the Primary Care Mental Health Liaison services.
  • To provide clinical supervision to staff and students.
  • To act within the appropriate professional code of conduct at all times.


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