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Primary Care Mental Health Liaison Practitioner

Band 6

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Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Centenary House, Grammar School Walk, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JN
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
23/07/2019 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.

We are currently seeking a motivated and skilled Mental Health Practitioner to join us in a key service development. Following a successful pilot project we are increasing the Primary Care Mental Health Liaison service in the North Hertfordshire area. This development is in line with the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and recognises that by placing specialist mental health staff in GP practices promoting early assessment and treatment in a recovery focused way, is in the best interest of patients.

We are seeking a full time Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner with a relevant professional qualification (Nursing, Social Work, OT, Psychology) who will be based within the primary care setting. The Practitioner will offer primary care mental health liaison support to a small group of GP surgeries within a designated group of surgeries and will have the opportunity to support the development and implementation of this service in the North Hertfordshire area. The service will provide support to those being referred for support and will also seek to support primary care practitioners in the transfer of service users from secondary care to primary care.

The post holder will provide specialist advice to primary care practitioners as well as offering timely support to service users (and where relevant their carers), within local GP surgeries. This post will also provide the opportunity to work alongside various professional groups including GP’s and other primary care professionals, community navigators and wider community agencies.

We are seeking applicants with extensive knowledge and experience of working with individuals with mental health needs and who possess advanced assessment and formulation skills. We also welcome applicants with relevant registration who are keen to develop their clinical skill base. The role requires our staff to be flexible and dynamic in their approach to their work with a positive outlook to working within a fast paced environment. You will be able to work autonomously whilst also being a good team player. In return for this you would be offered continued training, and an opportunity to contribute to service development whilst working within a friendly and supportive team.

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ms Karen Howard at The Letchworth Wellbeing Centre on 01462 417790