Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Federation of Family Practices Newry & District

Co. Down, Co. Armagh

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Senior Mental Health Practitioner
Salary £32,893- £42,616
Location – Co Down, Co Armagh
Full and part time posts are available.

Newry & District GP Federations are recruiting for Senior Mental Health Practitioners to work within GP practices.

The fundamental role for the senior mental health practitioner within a GP Practice is to ensure
that individual needs are met in a timely, appropriate and accessible manner.

The role and function of the Senior Mental Health Practitioner is to work as a core member of the new MDTs alongside the GP in his/ her practice providing a first contact mental health service to patients across the lifespan who present in General Practice with a mental health issue.

They will undertake consultations with patients registered with the practice presenting with a range of needs and based on a standardised assessment pathway will provide an initial formulation of need, provide clinical advice, watchful waiting, prescribe if appropriate, provide initial short-term treatment and/or signpost to other services.

The Senior Mental Health Practitioner will have a critical role in signposting and / or referring patients and will have a critical interface role with Trust primary mental health care teams, primary care mental health and wellbeing hubs, recovery colleges, and the community mental health teams for older people. The Senior Mental Health Practitioner will refer patients with higher level complex mental health conditions directly to more appropriate Health and Social Care Trust services.

For more information including terms & conditions and criteria, please email CLICKING CONTACT EMPLOYER or call 02830 262 722.

The closing date for applications will be Friday 29th November 5pm

Interviews will take place between the 9th - 16th of December

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Job Type
Permanent Full-Time
Not Disclosed
Medical & Healthcare
Job Roles
Mental Health Practitioner
Min Experience
Not Disclosed
Employer Type
Federation of Family Practices Newry & District
Co. Down, Co. Armagh
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