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Mental Health Practitioner (Primary Care)

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Shropshire Telford and Wrekin
£40,057 - £45,839
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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Shropshire Telford and Wrekin Care Group

Mental Health Practitioner

Primary Care Network (PCN) ARRS (Additional Reimbursable Roles Scheme)

Band 7, full time, 37.5 hours per week

Working within Wrekin Primary Care Network

An opportunity has arisen to recruit into Band 7 Mental Health Practitioner position for Wrekin PCN.

Wrekin PCN incorporates the following GP practices:
  • Hollinswood Surgery
  • Wellington Medical Practice
  • Dawley Medical Practice
  • Charlton Medical Practice

NHS England has set out a commitment in the General Practice Forward View to invest an extra 3,000 mental health specialists in primary care.

Mental Health Practitioners work flexibly as part of the PCN teams, ensuring that the service is accessible, and innovative in addressing service users’ mental health needs.

While there is some scope for the role to be developed according to the specific needs of the PCN, Mental Health Practitioners are independent workers based in different GP surgeries throughout the week.

This role would suit a candidate who is able to work independently, offering mental health needs assessment, advice, information and signposting to the most appropriate services. There will be an offer of brief psychosocial interventions directly at the point-of-contact, with the aim of avoiding unnecessary onward referral. This is a clinical role and is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of the transformation of mental health services, joining a small but fast-growing number of practitioners working in this way.

Applicants should have relevant experience and competence in:
  • Robust assessing of a range of mental health issues
  • Risk identification and management
  • Positive relationship building across a variety of stakeholder groups
  • Expert navigation of a range of support, VCSE, social and clinical services
  • Co-production at all levels working with service users/carers, voluntary sector organisations and other statutory providers
  • Confidence in being able to use multiple electronic health record systems

If you feel that you have the relevant skills and experience, and feel excited about being part of this new and innovative project, we want to hear from you.

Interviews anticipated 13th July 2022.

If you would like to find out more about this post please contact: (Community Mental Health Transformation Lead) (Quality and Governance Lead)

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