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Primary Care Mental Health Team Nurse

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 Feb 2024
Are you a registered Mental Health Nurse with a passion for making a positive impact on people's lives?

Does improving access to high quality, innovative and compassionate services for people with mental health needs drive you?

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a motivated Band 6 Mental Health Nurse to join our Primary Care Mental Health Team in Sandwell.

Don't miss your opportunity to join a team of highly skilled clinicians working to make a difference in the Black Country.

The successful candidate will join our Primary Care Mental Health (PCMH) service, which bridges the gap between NHS Talking Therapies and Community Mental Health Services. The service provides triage, assessment, signposting, referral and brief NICE guidance interventions delivered through a person-centered and recovery focused model.

We are really excited to be developing our integrated community services and look forward to welcoming you to a hardworking and dedicated team. You can find out more about these transformative developments on our website.

The successful candidate will work closely with Primary, Secondary and Specialist Care Teams, ensuring that individuals with mental health problems are stepped up/down and receive care and treatment appropriate to their individual needs.

If you're someone who is innovative, proactive, and passionate about providing high-quality holistic care, then don't miss your opportunity to apply for this exciting role.

Main duties of the job

This post holder will be working with a team that consist of a Team Manager, Clinical Lead, Mental Health Nurses, Access Practitioners, Clinical Care Navigator Manager, Mental Health Practitioners (ARRS), GP's, Consultants and Administrators.

To be an experienced mental health nurse with the ability to effectively screen, assess and work with service users with:
  • complex and common mental health needs
  • stable, predictable and enduring serious mental health needs

About us

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

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Primary Care Mental Health Nurse skills and attributions:
  • To deliver Primary care recovery focused Psychological Interventions that meet the need of service users who are too complex and/or not suitable for Talking Therapies yet do not meet the threshold for the Psychological Therapies in Secondary care mental health.
  • Post holders will have a high level of autonomy working across designated GP practices, managing their own clinics.
  • To review patients presenting with mental health issues, consider a range of options regarding treatment interventions providing them with highly specialised advice concerning care when appropriate and liaising with GPs and MH teams.
  • To be part of a developing team where you can influence improvements for the benefits of our patients.
  • To have excellent assessment skills and be able to direct care with compassion and efficiency
  • promote mental health, and liaise with a wide range of statutory and non-statutory organisations.
  • To be a confident communicator and be able to work well with a range of professionals.
  • The ability to manage your own case load of clients is paramount, along with the ability to triage referrals for the non-urgent mental health pathway, undertake mental health assessments, risk assessment, deliver therapeutic interventions in an accessible way for those who may struggle to engage in formal structured approaches and refer/signpost clients to other services.
  • The role demands the ability to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of often challenging mental health problems presented by clients within a primary care mental health setting.

Flexibility and capacity to embrace change

Person Specification

Professional Registration


  • RMN Qualification
  • 12 months experience working as a qualified nurse in mental health


  • 6 months community experience in mental health

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Quayside House

Rounds Green Road


B69 2DG

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