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Clinical Lead For Primary Care Mental Health (eqv Band 7)

Job Reference: J185-A-19-2060

Priory Medical Group
York Primary Care Mental Health Team
£37,600 per annum (in line with BAND 7)

Clinical Lead For Primary Care Mental Health

…as part of our ‘primary care mental health team’ with our GPs and other GP practices in York.

Are you an experienced Mental Health Professional? Are you passionate about patient care? Are you looking for an opportunity to work within our renowned York Primary Care Mental Health Teamwho are making a real difference to patients?

The thriving York Primary Care Mental Health Team was established to bring together primary and secondary care, social care and the voluntary sector to form a genuinely multidisciplinary team of different professions.

The work this team is doing is at the forefront of innovation. It’s pioneering work to bridge the gap between secondary and primary care mental healthcare is receiving professional acclaim and recognition for the difference they make every day…every patient.

You will alongside a team of GP / Nurse / Social Workers and other professionals.

What we look for in your application:

Specifically, we’re looking for a proven background of:

Have extensive experience of working in Mental Health.

Maintaining an individual case load.

Providing leadership and a point of contact for expert advice to other Mental Health Practitioners and wider colleagues in an organisation.

Taking a lead role in ensuring best practice standards are implemented in mental health team.

Delivering brief therapy interventions as part of an individual needs led plan

Continually assessing and evaluating risk to client and therapist throughout client contact

Delivering and designing group interventions that is evidence based practice

Provide an excellent understanding and working knowledge of common mental health problems and their management in primary care

To support and participate in multidisciplinary team meetings

To gather together and organise information about opportunities and resources in the local area which may be of benefit to clients referred to the service

To be able to evaluate and formulate data statistics

Maintenance of active status on the NMC Register or HCPC Register, acting in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct.

Hold a Full UK Driving License and access to a vehicle to travel between surgeries and other health care settings as appropriate

So are you in?

Hours: 37.5 hours

Salary: £37,600 per annum (in line with BAND 7)

Annual Leave: 6.7 weeks a year

Location: Operating in a surgery environment and/or residential care homes and/or home visits. You will work closely with other clinicians as part of a primary care mental health lead role and work with our GPs and some of the other GP practices in York.

Interview Date: Please keep your eyes peeled for updates

Selection for Interview

The Practice recognises that discrimination of any kind is both unlawful and would act as a barrier to finding the most talented individuals for our organisation. As such, our recruitment and selection procedures exist to ensure no job applicant, employee or worker is discriminated against either directly or indirectly on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. A great deal of careful consideration has been invested in preparing the advert for this post based on the specification for this role and the person we are looking for.

Our selection for the interview process is designed to ensure individuals are selected for interview on the merit of their application only.

If you are applying through NHS Jobs, you will notice you are asked if you would like a guaranteed interview as part of the ‘Two Tick’ disability scheme. Whilst this is an admirable government initiative, please be aware we are not signed up to this scheme. This is a question on the NHS jobs application form which is outside of our own control. Our own process ensures we consider candidates on the merit of their application only and we do not ask any questions regarding a disability as part of our selection process. We only give candidates the opportunity to share information regarding any disability after candidates are invited to interview and only if the candidate feels they require adjustments in the interview process.

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.

UK Registration

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

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