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Band 6 Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

Job reference: HQ00091578
Up to £24.26 per hour
Community Psychiatric Nursing


This vacancy has now expired.

Are you interested in a new Registered Mental Health Nurse role?

Sanctuary Health is currently looking for a Band 6 Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner to work in Lewisham.

The pay rate for this full-time role is £24.26 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and is a 3-month contract.

As a Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary which includes third sector mental health workers (MIND). The service will provide support for service users presenting with low level long term mental health conditions and provide enhanced mental health primary care support service users who require a level of care and support beyond that available in primary care under General Medical Services.

As postholder of this role you will;
-Iidentify and offer strength-based assessments to the carers of service users referred to PCMHS as required.
- Develop positive working relationships with community partners will be a crucial part of the role, in particular with general practitioners who will have RMO responsibility for a high proportion of the PCMHS case load.
- Support service users in conjunction with colleagues from the voluntary sector to develop independence and promote self- management within primary care settings through the provision of a range of interventions including psycho-social interventions including relapse prevention, peer support, social integration, information and advice, care navigation, safeguarding and review of support packages.
- To be committed to working with people for whom contact with our team may be their first encounter with mental health services.
- To have an organised and efficient approach, using their excellent assessment skills and contributing to the on-going development and forward thinking, of this dynamic service.

Requirements of the Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner:
- Valid NMC registration under Mental Health.
- Experience working within a similar role would be highly desirable.
- A degree or equivalent within Mental Health Nursing (RMN trained).

This Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner job is advertised by Deane Garrard; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

Reasonable Adjustments:
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting Kellie Thorndyke. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.

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