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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/10/2021.

Senior Mental Health Practitioner - Primary Care Role

Job Reference: 348-SOU-424A

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
CMHT - Central Southampton - MH
£32,306 to £39,027 pa (based on full time hours)

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities.

Are you an experienced Senior Mental Health Nurse seeking an exciting and unique new role? Due to the high level success of a recent pilot there is the opportunity for significant growth in this diverse, patient facing role.


Working closely with primary care networks in a designated GP surgery you will support the integrated, joined up working for the population we serve. Breaching the gap between primary care and secondary mental health services will in turn improve the service user experience across Southampton.


The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, resourceful and committed to providing client centred, recovery focussed care. You will be assessing, providing support and therapeutic interventions to service users within a GP Surgery. Within your role you will also be liaising with and signposting to other services and working closely with the CMHT regarding referrals, advice, information sharing and for clinical supervision.


One practitioner already in post in Southampton has said about the role: “it is exciting to be an intrinsic part in developing a new role. I particularly like the autonomous nature of the job with a strong clinical focus on working with patients on a one to one basis. I work in a very supportive environment, providing interventions to people from all different walks of life”


We are happy to discuss flexible working and we welcome practitioners who are looking to develop in their career and have interests in developing their therapeutic skills.



We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities. We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


Southern Health Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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