Federation Of Family Practices Newry & District

Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Location UK / Down

Job Type Not disclosed

Salary See description

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1438829

 Job Description

An excellent opportunity for a Senior Mental Health Practitioner based in County Down/Armagh.

Location – Co Down, Co Armagh

Full and Part Time posts 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.

A drop-in information session regarding this new post has been arranged between 18:00 – 20:00 on Wednesday 4th September at the Canal Court, Newry.

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The closing date for applications will be 09:00 Monday 23rd September.