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Senior Practitioner

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated Band 7 Senior Practitioner. You will join an innovative, exciting and established service in Milton Keynes.

You act as a specialist clinical practitioner, provide support to colleagues and GPs with patients with complex presentations, deputise for the team manager when required and provide regular supervision of staff.

Main duties of the job

The Band 7 Senior Practitioner role will be Full Time and will involve management and supervision of B6 PCP workers and ARRS roles, deputising for the Team Manager in their absence. The postholder will provide support and consultation for patients with complex presentations, which may take the form of supporting colleagues (PCP and GP) or providing interventions.

The postholder will hold a caseload of patients in a specified clinic, undertaking psychosocial assessments, identifying appropriate interventions for new patients and supporting patients who have stepped down from secondary care who may require transitional support or review of their mental health. The postholder will work extensively alongside GPs and practice staff with support from the local mental health service.

The postholder will need to have excellent assessment skills, be able to work autonomously and be able to forge positive working relationship with other health professionals, practice staff and clients. Postholder will have excellent working knowledge of wellbeing and mental health care and the mental health needs of dynamic and changing population.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

About us

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patient's own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust.

With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career. With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To manage and supervise B6 PCP workers and ARRS roles.
  • To providing support and consultation for patients with complex presentations. This may take the form of supporting colleagues (PCP and GP) or providing interventions.
  • To hold a caseload of patients in a specified clinic, undertaking psychosocial assessments and identifying appropriate interventions for new patients
  • To deputise for the Team Manager in their absence.
  • To forge a culture of partnership between primary care, specialist mental health services, social care and the third sector to enable a better understanding and links to all services available
  • To promote recovery and facilitate self-management skills for Service Users
  • To work with the primary care to enable them to develop skills and confidence in assessment and treatment of mental health disorders. To advise on further management where necessary. To ensure appropriate onward referral as required.
  • To participate in regular Clinical and Management Supervision to maintain safe practice and high standards in Service User care.
  • To participate in the teams duty screening rota, assessing referrals for suitability and redirecting where necessary
  • To develop and provide short-term, time-limited and outcome-focused interventions and specialist programs of care to Service Users suitable for management in a primary care setting.

  • Person Specification



    • Registration with NMC / HCPC
    • RMN / OT / Social Worker

    Knowledge and Skills


    • To communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing



    • Current clean full driving licence and access to a car which can be used for work.



    • Substantial post qualification experience in mental health - assessment and treatment of clients across a range of care settings including CPA.
    • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems.
    • Experience of multidisciplinary working and liaising with referrers from a variety of professions including primary and secondary care.


    • Experience of either developing or contributing to the development of mental health services.

    Knowledge and Skils


    • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.

    Knowledge and Skills


    • Knowledge and understanding of national and local policies and legislation relating to mental health and its impact on local services.
    • Ability to work effectively with a large number of organisations, managing communications and maintain good relationships.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


    Campbell Centre

    Hospital Campus, Eaglestone

    Milton Keynes

    MK6 5NG

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