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Mental Health Practitioner, Primary Care

Job Reference: J158-A-20-1803

Principal Medical Ltd
£30,000-£36,000 per annum WTE DOE

PML is a not-for-profit organisation, run by GPs in Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire, with over 15 years’ experience of delivering high quality NHS community and primary care services. At PML, everyone counts and we are focused on working together to develop and deliver services that we know people want and need, so that patients get the best care for their circumstances.

JOB TITLE: Mental Health Practitioner, Primary Care

LOCATIONS: Banbury Cross PCN (based Banbury Cross Health Centre, South Bar House, Banbury)

This is an exciting time for General Practice. All practices within the county have come together to work in Primary Care Networks (PCNs). These are groups of GP practices working in partnership to support their local population.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Mental Health Practitioner to join our team. This exciting new role will provide assessment, treatment and advocacy for patients registered in general practice for Banbury Cross PCN and will work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary clinical team based at Banbury Cross Health Centre

About the Job:

The role will involve liaison, consultation and joint working with primary care colleagues, as well as liaison with secondary care, social work and voluntary sector staff.

The Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner will be responsible for the assessment, treatment and advocacy of a cohort of patients, defined as:

  • Those presenting with existing diagnosis of mental illness, who are currently stable and discharged from Secondary Care
  • Those who present to Primary Care, Out of Hours and A&E where physical health origin or cause has been excluded
  • Those who require support and brief intervention for sustainability in their mental health recovery and to avoid further instances of presenting to secondary care

Clinical supervision and mentoring support will be provided as part of the role.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • Registered nurse; RMN, RGN or other relevant professional qualification, e.g. psychology, social work
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in adult mental health provision
  • Experience in assessment and treatment pathways for adults with mental health conditions
  • Proven track record working independently in a community based role
  • Knowledge and skill in quality assurance and service monitoring

For more information,please view full JD.

We believe that local care providers, who know and understand the health needs of their own patients, and who are used to working collaboratively in their region, can provide the best quality and most cost effective integrated primary care services. We work to develop services we know people want and need so that patients get the best care options for their circumstances.

After over a decade in business, we have a proven track record of success in delivering a diverse range of services and we are continually looking to bid for new contract opportunities and to recruit motivated and ambitious staff to join us.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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