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Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
15 Jul 2024
We are looking for a Mental Health Practitioner to work within Hartlepool One Life Primary Care network. The Mental Health Practitioner will work closely with the GP practice staff, their TEWV colleagues, other agencies and will be working especially close with the new Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme ( ARRS) Workers.

The post holder will need to have significant experience working with patients with mental illness and will be responsible for short-term treatment of patients referred to you in GP setting. Ideally you will have skills in delivery of the front end interventions to aid patients stay within a primary care setting.

You will have a minimum of 12 month post preceptorship experience as at Band 5 before applying for this post.

Main duties of the job

We have an exciting opportunity for a Mental Health Practitioner to working with a Primary Care Setting. Main duties of the role will include
  • Work with patients who have a severe mental illness and/or complex emotional needs who do not meet the criteria for secondary care services and are too complex for IAPT services to support shared decision-making about self-management facilitate onward access to treatment services and provide brief evidence-based psychological interventions, where qualified to do so, where the intervention can be safely offered outside of a multi-disciplinary mental health team
  • Work closely with other PCN-based roles to address wider patient needs, e.g. PCN clinical pharmacists for medication reviews, and social prescribing link workers for access to community-based support
  • Operate without the need for formal referral from GPs, including accepting some direct bookings where appropriate
  • Provide a consultation, advice, triage and liaison function, supported by the local community mental health provider through robust clinical governance structures to maintain quality and safety, including supervision where appropriate
  • Supervision, training and personal development are a key aspect of the post, along with regular supervision/appraisal which we see as an important aspect to the role.

About us

TEWV offers a range of support for you such as:

Lease car scheme, Wellbeing services, Staff development, Flexible working

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of the Community Transformation this role is an essential aspect of the patient care and journey as such you will work closely as a central point with many other agencies/tewv services.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Certificate in teaching & assessing in clinical practice as appropriate to own profession.
  • Clinical Supervisor.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor (or equivalent) for students or must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor (or equivalent) for students or must be achieved within agreed timescale
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area



  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community setting.
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
  • Providing clinical supervision.



  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Hartlepool One Life PCN


TS24 7PW

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