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Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
South Solihull Primary Care Networks/GP’s
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
09/10/2022 23:59

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Band 6 Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner - Solihull

Band 6

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

Job overview

  • To be responsible for the assessment and coordination of mental health care needs, planning and implementation of evidence based interventions to a age inclusive defined group of service users within the primary care environment
  • To work flexibly within the service as required
  • To develop competence within the primary care environment by providing mental health clinical leadership, clinical advice to primary care staff
  • To provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multidisciplinary team,
  • To provide compassionate care and improve the wellbeing of service users through the delivery of excellent clinical interventions that promote recovery and well-being
  • To be committed to and take a lead role in the Quality Improvement System


Main duties of the job

  • Be responsible for triaging new referral’s, identifying need and best course of advice, support or intervention
  • Promote psychosocial wellbeing by identifying and then supporting pathways for service users and carers
  • Be responsible for ensuring the promotion of equality diversity
  • Be responsible for identifying personal training needs necessary in providing quality evidence based care as appropriate
  • Demonstrate excellent clinical skills and professional integrity on a daily basis.
  • Provide support and advice to all colleagues with the PCN
  • Respond with compassion to urgent requests for support from service users in distress
  • Provide professional advice and support into the PCN neighbourhood MDT
  • Offer support to service users discharged from CMHT’s
  • Lead on mental health discussions within the PCN
  • Deliver education sessions within the Primary Care environment and attend neighbourhood and secondary care MDT’s as appropriate
  • Ensure communication across FTB/BSMHFT and primary care in accordance with each individual service users needs

Working for our organisation

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.  Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year.  We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community.  If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people’s lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse/OT/LD Nurse
Desirable criteria
  • Post registration qualification

Employer certification / accreditation badges

We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantPositive about disabled peopleStonewall Health ChampionsDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Ghazala Osmani
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Primary Care HUB Liaison Manager
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