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Primary Care Mental Health Liaison Practitioners

Band 6

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Mental Health Primary Care Liaison
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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£32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,066 and a maximum payment of £1,845
Salary period
29/09/2021 23:59

We are seeking to employ 1 Full time Band 6 Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner Based in the South  West of Hertfordshire  in the  Watford & Three Rivers localities.

We are looking for motivated and skilled mental health practitioners to join us in a key service development. Following a successful pilot project we are building and developing the Primary Care Mental Health Liaison service in the Herts Valleys area. This exciting 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, will help the service user achieve the best outcomes

We are seeking to build a team of Band 6 mental health practitioners with a relevant professional qualification (nursing, social work, OT) who will be based within the primary care setting. The practitioners will offer primary care mental health liaison support to GP surgeries within a Primary care network  and will have the opportunity to support the development and implementation of this service in West Hertfordshire. 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 holders will provide specialist advice, support and consultation 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. Post holders will receive clinical support and supervision from operational managers and a Consultant Psychiatrist.

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 confident, 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.

At HPFT we view our staff as our most important resource and offer:

  • A thorough induction to your role and team
  • A regular, high quality supervision
  • Access to Lead Nurse for your area promoting professional development
  • A range of developmental opportunities to support you to grow in your profession and your practice
  • The opportunity to apply to work flexibly so that you can balance your work with your life outside work
  • High quality appraisals and personalised development plans


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

angela edmonds
Job title
Service line lead
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Telephone number
07920 214196