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Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year PA
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Primary Care
Band 6
Full Time
This is a varied role working as part of a multi-disciplinary team the PCMHP will offer assessments, brief treatments and onward signposting advice to patients within a primary care setting assisting GPs and Health in Mind to manage the demand of mental health presentations within the primary care setting.

The post holder will be offering input into the Triage function for the service, screening referrals and risk assessing based on the presenting need to decide the appropriate care pathway.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be a member of a GP led primary care team, and the 'Health in Mind' service. Core functions will be to undertake screening and assessment of patients with mental health problems referred by GP's to determine the most appropriate intervention and offer support and advice.

The post-holder will work closely with colleagues and stakeholders including supporting GP's and primary care teams in assessing and managing risk.

The PCMHP focuses on ensuring the patient gets the right care and the right time focusing on the implementation of patient-centred care packages.

There is also an opportunity where required to provide supervision for students and other mental health trainees, and training to colleagues in the Health in Mind service.

About us

Health in Mind offer flexible working patterns and we provide opportunities for CPD within the service. We also prioritise the wellbeing of our staff and encourage engagement in service development and design and welcome feedback on how we are doing.

Covid-19 full vaccination may be a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process.

Job description Job responsibilities

The PCMHP role is varied offering the opportunity to work with patients at the entry point to our service. This role includes screening and triage of referrals, interactive risk assessment, mental health assessment and brief intervention. A core component of the role involves working as part of a team within Health in Mind and with GP colleagues.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health qualification or equivalent
  • Include relevant professional registration
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Extensive post-qualifying experience of clinical work with people with a range of mental health problems

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