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Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners (Mental Health Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme) - Airedale/Wharfedale - Modality PCN

This role is an exciting opportunity for a registered band 6 mental health professional (Nurse, Social Worker or OT) to work in a dynamic way across primary and secondary care to bring together mental health pathways and support the understanding of mental health within primary care. The role will provide holistic assessment of services users linking people into the community and VSCE resources as well as providing seamless transition into secondary care if it is needed. The role will also form part of multidisciplinary meetings held by GP Practices within primary care.

The primary care mental health service is expanding and is a key component to our community mental health transformation. It is envisaged that the role will closely link to the community transformation of mental health and the core team that is being established to work with Wave 1 and 2 primary care networks. The role will link to a specific primary care network and work closely with the practices aligned to that network. The successful candidate will be based in GP sites within the PCN during working hours.

For further queries contact:

Usman Ali (Team Leader) on 07712238140 |

Closing date- 27th March 2023

Shortlist Date- 28th March 2023

Interview Date- 6th April 2023

Main duties of the job

-To actively promote better understanding and knowledge of mental health and wellbeing within primary care to enable the MDT to provide integrated and holistic offers of support.

-To take a lead on providing specialist assessment of service users with mental health problems within the primary care setting

-To provide effective signposting based on a holistic assessment of an indivduals needs making use of a range of resources and services to include VCSE and community based organisations

-To provide evidence based, time limited interventions where appropriate and within scope of professional practice and experience

-When required, to facilitate swift and seamless transition into other mental health services such as MWBC, CMHT etc,

-To work collaborative with secondary mental health services to support effective transitions of service users from secondary mental health services to primary care

-To work collaboratively with service users and their families to:a. support shared decision-making around their care and support working on strengths and assets;b. promote recovery and self care

-To inform and influence the ongoing development of new and innovative models of support within primary care and secondary mental health service

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Additional cost of living payments for bands 1 - 7

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and the person specification for further information about this role.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Previous experience of working with and holding a caseload of indivduals with serious mental health problems
  • Previous experience of working autonomously; assessing, developing care plans and managing risk within a community setting
  • Previous experience of working collaboratively within an MDT
  • Previous experience of service development, quality improvement and of bringing innovation and new ideas to practice
  • Previous experience delivering biopsychosocial mental health interventions
  • Previous experience of co ordinating care and signposting to relevant agencies and services
Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Professional in either Nursing (Mental Health), Social Work or Occupational Therapy, with current registration with NMC, Social Work England or HCPC.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience

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