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Primary Care Liaison
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
B37 2RW
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum pro rata
30/05/2019 23:59
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Band 6 Primary Care Liaison Practitioner - Solihull Services

Band 6

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis.

All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust’s induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.

Our Trust is committed to treating individuals fairly and ensuring they have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential, even if this means doing things differently for different people sometimes. We are working hard to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity within Birmingham and Solihull and that our services meet the needs of all diverse service users and carers.

Band 6 CPN

We have an exciting opportunity for 2 experienced Practitioners to work within primary care services in Solihull; you will be based within Primary care environment in the North of the Borough. The role is initially for a 12 month pilot period however a post will be secured within BSMHFT Community Services should the pilot not be extended.

This is a trailblazing post enabling us to pilot new ways of working in partnership with primary care. It is envisaged that the evidence gathered from this pilot will enable the new model to be rolled out across the city.

We are seeking two experienced nurses/practitioners one who will have experience of working with adults of working age and the second applicant will have experience of working with Children and Young People with a wide range of mental health issues and be able to demonstrate that they have worked in an outcome and recovery focused way.

The post requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to form relationships with all members of the primary care multi-disciplinary team. The successful applicant must be able to work independently, make safe clinical decisions and manage their own work load effectively

The primary function of the role will be to:

Offer Assessment and outcomes based Intervention for service users identified by selected GP’s who they feel may require referral to CMHT’s/CAMHS

Provide ongoing support to service users discharged from CMHT’s/CAMHS to selected practices

Provide mental health clinical advice and support to all health workers working in selected GP practices

Link directly with CMHT/CAMHS consultant psychiatrists re advice and or ongoing care within the CMHT/CAMHS

Lead on mental health discussion within the test sites

Provide Education sessions within the Primary care environment

The principal aim of the role is to realise a reduction in referrals to CMHT’s/CAMHS and Improve shared care arrangements with GP

We will offer support, supervision and opportunities for professional development. BSMHFT also offer flexible working and would welcome applications for those seeking part time/Job share opportunities

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Elaine Murray 0121 301 5491 or Carl Richards 0121 301 4950