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Senior Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner (SPCMHP)

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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EPUT is currently undertaking a substantial transformation project within our community mental health services, something of which supports the NHS 5 Year forward plan and the increase in mental health funding announced by the Government.

Due to these exciting changes we are looking for a Senior Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner (SPCMHP) to join the Adult Community Mental Health Services, Mid Essex. EPUT has in place excelling training and development opportunities allowing our staff access to strong careerpathways, including a Trust bank that all new staff can automatically join to earn additional income or expand on their experience and knowledge in different patient areas.

Main duties of the job

This innovative approach allows for new roles to complement the existing traditional General Practice roles to manage more patients at the point of contact. This is an exciting new role for the successful candidate to lead and shape the way forward in the delivery of Community Mental HealthServices.

EPUT offer a fantastic relocation package of up to £8,000. Covering a number of expenditures for new recruits relocating from 30 miles or more from their new work base at EPUT.

If you would like more information please contact

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will be highly skilled and motivated Mental Health Practitioner and be part of the Enhanced Primary Care team, at the forefront of establishing this innovative development inPrimary Care Mental Health Services.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate the following:

Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN)/Qualified Social Worker/Qualified Occupational Therapist

Non-Medical Prescribing Qualification or willing to undertake the training (nurse applicants)

Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD)

Experience of working within a Mental Health setting

Ability to work under pressure and ability to contain and manage the stress of others andoneself

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Registered Mental Nurse at Band 6 for at least 2 years.
  • Experience of working in community mental health setting.
Essential Essential
  • Non-Medical Prescriber Qualification or willingness to undertake.
  • Experience of undertaking physical health screening for mental health patients.
Essential Essential
  • Car driver, access to a vehicle
  • Mentoring of students, learners.

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