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*INTERNAL MPFT ONLY * - Mental Health Practitioner

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a Mental Health Practitioner within the Shrewsbury West & Rural - based across 9 GP practices within the geographic outline of the Primary Care Networks.

You will undertake the development, implementation and review of care planning and risk management, and provide consultation and staff supervision to aid service provision for individuals presenting with mental health needs across team and primary care network.You will work with one or more primary care networks in the Shropshire Telford and Wrekin area to provide assessment and brief intervention treatment for individuals presenting with mental health needs. Carry out mental health assessments following agreed practice guidelines as part of a primary care network team.

Main duties of the job

  • Formulate, contribute to, and participate in, the development and implementation of assessment and treatment in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary primary care team.
  • Carry out specialist mental health assessments, including risk and therapeutic interventions to patients.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of care pathways, including appropriate service user assessments/referrals and models of care.
  • To take responsibility for providing holistic assessment, care and treatment to clients referred to the Primary Mental Health Service.
  • Foster robust working relationships with all partners in particular GP's, Practice Nurses, other Primary Care Staff and third sector services.
  • Provision of support and advice to GPs and other primary care providers (such as practice nurses) to enable them to safely manage and care for people with mental health problems.
  • Contribute to the continuing improvement and development of Primary Mental Health Services.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information relating to this position please refer to the attached job description and specification

Person Specification



  • A qualified/registered mental health professional. At least diploma level equivalent qualification in sphere of professional practice.
  • Evidence of professional development within mental health services.


  • Specialist Mental Health Training e.g. Assessment.



  • Significant demonstrable experience of delivering therapeutic interventions to clients within a mental health setting.
  • Experience of working with a range of statutory, non-statutory agencies.
  • Experience in various mental health settings with an understanding of the service alignment


  • Experience of working in primary care settings.
  • Experience of supervising junior staff
  • Extensive post graduate experience

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Severn Field's Health Village

Sundorne Road



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