ARRS Mental Health Practitioner - Band 7

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year £40,057 to £45,839 per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Following the successful implementation of specialist mental health practitioners in GP practices across Gloucestershire, we are looking to recruit a further 3 Band 7 Mental health Practitioners (ANPs). This is an exciting opportunity to improve the experience for individuals with mental health needs through offering early assessment and access to treatment and support to promote mental health and well-being within primary care. Posts are available across the county and individual preferences for PCN will be considered.

The ARRS Practitioner will be an integrated member of the GP practice team and will take the lead in ensuring best practice is delivered across the GP practice. The role requires working autonomously in providing high volume assessment, diagnosis, and treatment appointments, advice and support for GPs in caring for other patients with mental health issues, improve links with and navigation to community providers and will also support the practice with providing annual reviews for patients on the practices' Mental Health Registers. The MH Practitioner will work within a number of GP practices within a specific Primary Care Network.

For more information contact: Andrew Telford Tel 07789 113777

Main duties of the job

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 1st July 2022

Shortlisting date: 4thJuly 2022

Provisional Interview Date: 12thJuly 2022

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Job description Job responsibilities

Enthusiasm, an ability to work flexibly and collaboratively with colleagues across service areas to bring about change and the desire to develop and improve services will be fundamental to these roles. Professional development, governance support, training and supervision will be provided by GHC Trust working collaboratively with colleagues in Primary Care. We welcome external applicants and relocation expenses are available subject to NHS guidelines.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal. ]

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Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Practitioner, eg Mental Health Nurse (RMN)
  • Significant, recent clinical experience in the assessment of mental health at Band 7 level.
  • Front line experience of using advanced assessment skills especially in determining the nature and severity of mental illness/health (functional and organic) and differentiation between physical and mental health symptoms and conditions.
  • Extensive working knowledge of the makeup of the wider health and social care community including statutory and non-statutory services and direct experience of multi inter-agency working and collaboration.
  • Detailed working knowledge of how specialist mental health services are organised and operate, where and how they fit into the health and social care community.
  • Contemporary experience of working in a primary care setting.
  • Experience of assessment and management of patients with mental health conditions in a primary care setting.
  • Experience of the wider community mental health service in recovery / crisis teams.

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