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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/06/2022.

Senior Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 367-WEST-5754-C

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Primary Care Mental Health
North Watford Primary Care Network, Abbots Langley, Abbots Langley
£40,057 - £45,839 Per annum pro rata + 5% of basic

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 in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. 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 (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role

We are excited to implement the role of Senior Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner (Band 7) in West Hertfordshire’s North Watford Primary Care Network (PCN) covering the following GP surgeries in the North Watford and Abbots Langley area:

Abbotswood Medical Centre, 12, Katherine Place, College Rd, Abbots Langley WD5 0BT

Sheepcot Medical Centre, 6 Cunningham Way, Leavesden, Watford WD25 7NL

Vine House Surgery, 87-89 High St, Abbots Langley, WD5 0AL High St, Abbots Langley WD5 0AL

Our PCN is the smallest in the CCG area and all 3 GP practices are within a mile radius of each other – this makes it easy to travel between sites. The practices all serve the same village. From a clinical point of view, we are like-minded with strong relationships. The two larger practices are training practices so we are used to, and like having new team members joining us all the time.

The successful candidate will provide mental health assessment and support/brief interventions to service users in GP surgeries. This is an opportunity to work innovatively and flexibly to make it easier for service users to access the help that they need.

This role is full time. Applicants should have registration as a nurse, occupational therapist or social worker.

Your tasks will include early triage, assessment, treatment, risk management, identifying and dealing with safeguarding concerns as well as contributing to case discussions and service-related meetings across the adult mental health primary care pathway ensuring good links with secondary care services.

You will coordinate the time limited care of primary care-based service users delivering integrated care which takes account of social care needs. You will be someone who enjoys adapting and learning as you contribute to the embedding of this new role in primary care.

Nurse applicants will fulfil the role of a Nurse Independent Prescriber as per Primary Care policy, Trust policy and NMC requirements - or be willing to undertake training for this and will be supported into doing this as part of their development.

You will also take a leading role for service innovation and development in primary care mental health. This could include projects with other junior staff to ensure delivery of safe and effective primary care mental health services and making a significant contribution to the development and leadership of mental health services within Primary Care Networks.

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

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Mrs Adrienne Coward Job title Service Development Manager Email address Telephone number 07814 353426

Why you should work for us....

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is rated by the Care Quality Commission as an Outstanding provider of mental health and learning disability services. In 2021, we won the prestigious Health Service Journal award for Mental Health Trust of the Year, with the judges saying they were “blown away” by our people’s achievements and that everything they saw “sings and hums”. This year, our staff rated us the 4th best mental health and learning disability trust to work for out of all 52 trusts in the country. Our staff tell us that they are proud to be part of the HPFT team, proud of the standard of care we provide and proud that service users are our top priority. Our people tell us they feel supported though a great development, wellbeing and work-life balance offer and a highly compassionate, values-driven culture. We are equally proud of our staff, who live our values of being welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional so that together we provide great care and great outcomes for our service users and carers.

If you would like to join a team to be proud of and you share our values and passion for great care and outcomes for our service users and carers, we would love to hear from you.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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