ARRS Mental Health Practitioner for South Cotswold - Band 7

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Following the successful implementation of specialist mental health practitioners in GP practices across Gloucestershire, we are looking to expand to expand our Mental Health Practitioner's team. We are looking to recruit a Band 7 Mental health Practitioner under the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (MHP ARRS). This is an exciting opportunity to improve the experience for individuals with mental health needs through offering early assessment and access to treatment and support to promote mental health and well-being within primary care.

This Post covers: South Cotswold Primary Care Network

The ARRS Practitioner will be an integrated member of the GP practice team and will take the lead in ensuring best practice is delivered across your allocated GP surgeries. The role requires working autonomously in providing high volume assessment, diagnosis, and treatment appointments, advice and support for GPs in caring for other patients with mental health issues, improve links with and navigation to community providers and will also support the practice with providing annual reviews for patients on the practices' Mental Health Registers. The MH Practitioner will typically work within a number of GP practices within a specific Primary Care Network.

For more information contact: Hannah Burke, 07970 198 620

Main duties of the job

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Job description Job responsibilities

Enthusiasm, an ability to work flexibly and collaboratively with colleagues across service areas to bring about change and the desire to develop and improve services will be fundamental to these roles. Professional development, governance support, training and supervision will be provided by GHC Trust working collaboratively with colleagues in Primary Care. We welcome external applicants and relocation expenses are available subject to NHS guidelines.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 6th February 2023

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application .

Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Practitioner, eg Mental Health Nurse (RMN)
  • Significant, recent clinical experience in the assessment of mental health at Band 7 level.
  • Front line experience of using advanced assessment skills especially in determining the nature and severity of mental illness/health (functional and organic) and differentiation between physical and mental health symptoms and conditions.
  • Extensive working knowledge of the makeup of the wider health and social care community including statutory and non-statutory services and direct experience of multi inter-agency working and collaboration.
  • Detailed working knowledge of how specialist mental health services are organised and operate, where and how they fit into the health and social care community.
  • Contemporary experience of working in a primary care setting.
  • Experience of assessment and management of patients with mental health conditions in a primary care setting.
  • Experience of the wider community mental health service in recovery / crisis teams.

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