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Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sandwell
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Primary Care
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The role is part of the Additional Role Reimbursement Scheme to embed Mental Health practitioners in Primary Care Networks. Successful applicants will be recruited, line managed and receive CPD & Supervision by the Black County Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust but will be embedded and work in GP surgeries within the Primary Care Network.

The purpose of the role is to bridge the gap between Primary Care and Secondary Mental Health services by delivering high quality Mental Health care in Primary Care settings. This will allow the population of the Black Country to receive Mental Health care in GP settings and support individuals to access a range of interventions outside of traditional secondary care services.

The post is suitable for Mental Health practitioners from multiple professions (e.g. Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Psychology)

There are posts on offer within the Sandwell locality

Main duties of the job

To work as Mental Health Practitioner within GP practices, being the first point of contact for patients presenting with mental health problems.

To complete an initial assessment of patient's mental health needs and identify the most appropriate pathway/ treatment plan, making referrals or sign posting to the most relevant service for further intervention

To complete thorough risk assessments and work with patients to develop risk management plans and where appropriate refer to specialist services, ensuring the safety of patients is maintained

Using expert knowledge, make brief interventions and follow up patients that do not require talking therapies or secondary care mental health services, or patients who may require additional support to access and engage with these services

Support patients with health promotion and self-management of their mental well being.

About us

Black Country Healthcare is encouraging positive workplace who welcomes staff, with a desire to perform at a high level.

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, following the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (covering Wolverhampton and Sandwell) and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

Combining resources, strategies and a talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving. We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Why is this the place to work?
  • Free, on-site parking
  • Caf facilities on site
  • Beautiful, and peaceful hospital grounds, with seating areas
  • Good transport links around the midlands
  • Flexible working
  • NHS discount schemes
  • Working together with the local community to support patients and staff
  • Good performance outcomes
  • Training opportunities
  • Excellent staff support facilities, dedicated Health & wellbeing team, reflective practice, supervision, and debrief sessions
  • Opportunities to work with other services within the trust
  • New, up and coming digital processes and support


Job description Job responsibilities

Main Duties/Responsibilities

To work as Mental Health Practitioner within GP practices, being the first point of contact for patients presenting with mental health problems.

To complete an initial assessment of patients mental health needs and identify the most appropriate pathway/ treatment plan, making referrals or sign posting to the most relevant service for further intervention

To complete thorough risk assessments and work with patients to develop risk management plans and where appropriate refer to specialist services, ensuring the safety of patients is maintained

Using expert knowledge, make brief interventions and follow up patients that do not require talking therapies or secondary care mental health services, or patients who may require additional support to access and engage with these services

Support patients with health promotion and self-management of their mental well being

Person Specification Qu Essential
  • Qualifications


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