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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/10/2021.

Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner - Multiple vacancies

Job Reference: 325-A-21-118212

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Community Mental Health Transformation
Farnborough/North Guildford/North Tandridge/East Waverley/Yateley
£41,902 - £47,684 inc. Fringe HCAS

Candidates, who have previously applied, need not reapply

This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and experienced Mental Health Practitioners to join our growing General Practice integrated primary care mental health service (GPimhs).

The successful candidate will take a key role in developing and shaping a major new and transformative approach in providing mental health care within the community.

Having already successfully mobilised a number of new services across Surrey Heartlands and Frimley ICS's, we have received additional funding to enable us to expand this excellent service to other Primary Care Networks (PCN's).

We are now looking to recruit Mental Health Practitioners to join PCN's (which are partnerships of GP Practices) covering North Guildford PCN (Surrey Heartlands), Farnborough PCN, Tandridge PCN,East Waverly PCN (Surrey Heartlands) and Yateley PCN (Frimley, Blackwaters).

GPimhs comprises small teams based across several GP Practices are aimed at addressing the needs of adults who frequently attend their GP with serious/significant mental health needs that are not being met elsewhere including:

    • People in recovery who are stepping down from adult mental health services.
    • People on Primary Care SMI Registers requiring annual physical health checks
    • People with traits of personality disorder as well as those with a diagnosis.
  • These teams consist of a Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Lead, a Mental Health Practitioner, a Community Connector and an administrator, all integrated and located in GP surgeries. There is additional support from specialist psychiatry and pharmacy. A new Psychology role is also being added to these teams.
  • The successful Practitioners will be responsible for working closely with General Practitioners and the primary care team to provide assessments, brief interventions and care navigation for people with significant mental health issues living in the locality. They will need to work closely with local mental health services to support an ‘easy in and out’ approach between secondary and primary care.
  • They will have day to day supervisory responsibility for the Community Connector role (employed by the Voluntary Sector) and for managing the clinical referral priorities.

Please mention which PCN you would like to join in your supporting statement.

The candidate must have a full and valid driving licence due to the community element of the role and the large geographical area this Team covers.

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams due to the Covid-19 situation.

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

Existing work permit holders should be aware that if the post they are applying for is a promotion or with a different Trust, a new work permit application will have to made. We are unable to guarantee the outcome of the decision of the Home Office.

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Please ensure you read the person specification as your application will be judged against this.

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