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Senior Mental Health Practitioner ref:N/A

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Location: Causeway GP Federation

Salary: £41,659- £47,672

Contract Type: Permanent

Opening date: 10/06/24

Closes: Mon, 24 June 2024 @ 12:00 PM

Interview Dates: Tuesday 02 July 2024

Further Information

It is not possible to apply for this job via our recruitment system. Please click the job details button below for more information on this job and how to apply. Causeway GP Federation is seeking to recruit a Senior Mental Health Practitioner (SMHP). The post holder is responsible for ensuring the delivery of safe and effective care to the whole practice population. S/he will be highly specialist resource providing clinical expertise in care, advice and support within General Practice. S/he will lead and/or work within the multi-disciplinary team in order to ensure a seamless, coordinated approach to person-centred care, across the clinical pathway, and provide timely onward referral to other professionals and agencies as appropriate. Clinically the focus of the role is the delivery of evidence-based practice for patients/families, providing an initial assessment to patients of any age, presenting with undifferentiated undiagnosed mental health problems providing initial management including brief interventions or prescribing, where appropriate, and reviewing patients at the request of the GP S/he will work collaboratively with the whole general practice team to lead and/or participate in the provision of expert advice in developing, implementing and monitoring policies, procedures and protocols which meet national, regional and local requirements. The fundamental role for mental health care practitioner within a GP Practice is to ensure that individual needs are met in a timely, appropriate and accessible manner. GPs estimate that mental ill-health accounts for a significant percentage of their daily workload in general practice, either as the sole problem or a major part of the presenting problem. GPs also indicate that patients who present with mental health problems tend to consult more frequently and have longer consultations than those without mental illness, and therefore place a high workload demand on general practice. For more information relating to the role and its requirements visit https://www.northernfsu.co.uk/careers where you can easily download the following: ? Applicant Information Pack ? Application Form ? Equal Opportunities Form The Federation offers a competitive salary, excellent terms and conditions of employment and many enhanced benefits and schemes packages. The closing date for submission of completed application forms is 12 noon on Friday 21st June 2024. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Tuesday 2nd July 2024. The Federation is an equal opportunities employer.

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