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Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Full Time
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The Mental Health Practitioner will be based within the GP practices across the Taff Ely area, offering both face to face and telephone appointments.

Each consultation is a 30 minute slot, unless otherwise required, consisting of a 20 minute consultation with the Mental Health Practitioner (MHP) and then 10 minutes to summarize and appointments and make onward referrals/discussions. Follow up appointments can be arranged if required.

Each MHP is highly skilled, with significant knowledge and experience within mental health services across Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board (CTM). Each MHP has a degree in mental health nursing or equivalent and are employed by CTM health board. Each Practitioner within the team are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery (NMC) Council or equivalent.

Each MHP can offer advice/knowledge regarding mental health issues and mental health services within CTM to all professionals within the GP practice.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be required to provide services to a number of GP practices within Taff Ely

We would welcome an application from you if you:-
  • Have a genuine interest in working with people who are experiencing mental health difficulties within the primary care setting?
  • Have a flexible working approach with variety of mental health needs?
  • Are you forward thinking, and highly organised?

The role will involve:-o The post-holder will provide high quality care and advice to patients with mental health problems as well as take decisions to signpost individuals onto appropriate community service support.
  • The post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary Enhanced Cluster Team within a community setting to support GP's and other practice staff.
  • The post holder will liaise closely with Third sector organisation, Local Primary Mental Health Support Services (LPMHSS) and Secondary Care Mental Health Services including crisis teams and to ensure seamless and purposeful pathways of care.
  • There will be an expectation to produce evidence that can be used to inform future service design and commissioning of services. This will include using outcome measures, and promoting the highest possible utilisation of the service.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional registration - RMN
  • Degree in mental health related subject or experience gained in the workplace. Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of post- registration continuing professional development activity, including attendance of appropriate study days, short courses
  • Psychotherapy skills including Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, CBT
Experience Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate significant post registration experience of working with patients within a Community Mental Health setting and of the assessment of people presenting with mental health problems
  • Assessment & management of clinical risk
  • Managing own caseload
  • Evidence of experience in practice within the area of speciality
  • Working in a primary care setting
  • Experience of working within a multi-agency community setting
Skills Essential
  • Clinically competent. Ability to assess and interpret patients condition and take appropriate action
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills, both written & verbal.
  • Organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently & as part of a team.
  • Clinical supervision skills
  • Teaching skills
Special Knowledge Essential
  • Awareness of mental health issues & public health agenda
  • Mental Health and Social Care legislation.
  • An understanding of resource implications of clinical decision making

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