Primary Care Liaison Practitioner

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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This exciting opportunity for a band 7 clinical post to join our primary care mental health liaison team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as one of our five Mental Health Practitioners within the Primary Care Liaison team (PCL) in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames. The Primary Care Liaison team is an integrated part of the Richmond Wellbeing Service, working alongside colleagues delivering the IAPT psychological therapies program.

About us

The Richmond Wellbeing service was an innovative service development back in 2012 combing these two service elements in order to provide seamless care packages of medical and psychological aspects of mental health care based in primary care. This set up is now at the heart of current NHS development and transformation efforts to bring different aspects of care to neighbourhood teams (Primary Care Networks), and this post offers an exciting chance to be part of the transformation of services in Richmond.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Primary Care Liaison (PCL) team accepts referrals from Richmond GPs and other statutory/non-statutory services and provides consultations for GPs; outpatient assessments; and brief periods of interventions/follow up care for people with common mental health problems. PCL clinicians routinely provide medication and diagnostic reviews as well as referrals to specialist providers or community support agencies. The team also has an important role in promoting effective liaison between primary and secondary care mental health services throughout the borough of Richmond-upon-Thames.

This is a front-line role requiring flexibility, robust clinical confidence, a positive, service-oriented approach, and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide array of professionals and stakeholders.

Please note that this role does not involve providing psychological therapy or counselling in IAPT.

Although the role requires a high degree of autonomy and self-management, the post-holder will be expected to engage fully in weekly team clinical and managerial supervision, to attend service-wide monthly meetings, to support fellow team members, and to contribute to service development. The team is now expanded by adding a group of mental health support workers at band 5 and the postholder will be providing clinical and line management supervision.

We would especially welcome candidates with experience in Quality Improvement and audit or service development more generally.

The Richmond Wellbeing Service aims to promote patient choice and empowerment within a framework of clinical excellence, and the post holder will support the delivery of evidence-based interventions in keeping with local care pathways, Trust and Richmond Wellbeing Service operational policies, and NICE Guidelines.

Closing date:

Tuesday 4th October 2022

Interview date:

Thursday, 13th October 2021

Person Specification Qualification/Experience/Knowledge/Skills Essential
  • Recognised mental health qualification in nursing, social work, occupational therapy or psychology
  • Current Professional Registration
  • Working autonomously and independently in community settings
  • Community caseload management and mental health liaison
  • Working with diverse agencies in a complex environment
  • Working with primary care.
  • Ability to provide structured and focused liaison and consultation to other professionals
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health and co morbid chronic physical health issues in Primary Care
  • Good knowledge of psychopharmacology
  • Qualification in a psychological treatment modality
  • Approved to prescribe medication
  • Working with people with chronic physical health conditions

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