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Development Band 5/6 Mental Health Triage Practitioner

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
The South MHICT team are looking for an experienced band 6 or band 5 who would like to develop skills and work towards a band 6 post within the community this role will help you to develop new assessment and treatment skills working within a fast paced service. We are open to exploring possible secondment opportunities and shadowing days with the team to help candidates in developing an awareness of the role.

The successful candidate will be supported to complete a practice development plan. This plan will offer specific structure over a period of time. Supporting the successful candidate to complete a range of activities and learning outcomes including medication management/NMP/CBT and DBT skills.

Compassionate, creative & self-motivated mental health professionals are required to help us continue to offer a truly great assessment, signposting and short-term treatment service.Our health care professional teams, some of whom are Non-Medical Prescribers (NMP), work across the county in local teams.We require forward thinking individuals who have an interest in working in a Mental Health Primary Care context within local GP Surgeries and other Gloucestershire Health and Care Teams, offering assessment, consultation and support to General Practice staff and colleagues in the voluntary and third sector.

Main duties of the job

Our professional teams provide assessment, treatment and signposting to other community services based on health promotion, recovery and socially inclusive principles. We work in GP surgeries as well as community bases, providing face to face, video and telephone appointments.

The service currently has access to a range of psychological interventions that form part of the NHS Talking Therapies Service (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies ) service. As an autonomous worker you will be using your initiative when decision making around which services will best serve your patient.

You will be an experienced, qualified Mental Health professional (Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist, (registered with the appropriate professional body) and have experience of first line mental health assessments, including risk assessment. You might be, or are interested in becoming a non-medical prescriber (RMNs only). We are able to support training as an NMP.

Participating in supervision and mentoring students is a key part of this role.

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.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

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

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Core Health Professional Qualification. Registered Nurse (Mental Health) or Social Worker or Occupational Therapist
  • Current Professional Body Registration [NMC or HCPC or Social Work England]
  • Has driving license and access to vehicle for business use


  • Evidence of post registration learning
  • Registered as a Nurse Independent/Supplementary Prescriber with the NMC
  • Formal Teaching & Assessing Course

Length and/or Nature of Experience


  • Demonstrable post qualification experience in mental health or related area
  • Experience of working within community setting
  • Extensive experience of first line assessments including the assessment of risk
  • Working knowledge of recovering approach and social inclusion
  • Experience of collaboration working with other agencies including the voluntary sector


  • Experience of providing short term evidence based interventions e.g. CBT, Brief solution focussed therapy

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Park House

Field Road



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