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Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner (PCMHP)

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum plus HCA
Closing date
25 Jun 2024
Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner Band 5

12 month Fixed Term Contract

We are looking for somebody to provide a wide range of high quality Community Mental Health Care Services which will enable people to live as independently as possible and have meaningful choices.

As a member of the Primary Care Network Mental Health Team, the post holder will provide high quality Nursing Interventions, Medicine Management, Severe Mental Illness (SMI) Health Checks and support Wider System Pathways, as well as other Specialist Mental Health Services. The post holder will assist in the development of this new initiative, working collaboratively with other agencies to ensure patients receive high quality and standards of care appropriate to their identified mental health needs.

The post will be linked to one specific Primary Care Network (PCN), however the post holder will work across the four Thurrock PCNs to support colleagues and maintain service continuity as appropriate.

Main duties of the job

As a Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner you will be a highly skilled and motivated Mental Health Nurse, or Allied Healthcare Professional, and be part of the Enhanced Primary Care team at the forefront of establishing this innovative development in Primary Care Mental Health Services. As a highly competent and proficient practitioner you will be able to work autonomously and be confident in your ability to provide evidence based psychological and non-psychological treatments for common mental health disorders.

This will be in the context of a wider programme of mental health service transformation aimed at creating more capacity and supporting services to become more inclusive and accessible by removing boundaries between services and organising care, based on individual need. The role will actively change the way that services are designed and delivered for people experiencing severe and multiple disadvantage in Thurrock.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further detailed information please refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications Knowledge


  • Registered Health Professional
  • Risk Management training and/or Suicide Prevention training
  • Mentorship Preparation
  • Meet the requirements for revalidation as set out by the NMC


  • Venepuncture trained
  • Trained to deliver Physical Health screening



  • Experience of working within a Mental Health setting
  • Literate in IT/Computer Skills
  • Ability to inspire confidence in the MDT, service users, carers and junior staff.

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Grays Hall

Orsett Road


RM17 5TT

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