Band 6 Primary Care Liaison Mental Health Nurse/Social worker/OT

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Green Lane Hospital or Fountain Way Hospital
Devizes or Salisbury
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
31/10/2017 23:59

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is a significant provider of high quality mental health services across a core catchment area covering Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. The Trust also provides specialist services for a wider catchment extending throughout the south west.

Our aim is to enable and empower people to reach their potential and to live fulfilling lives through providing recovery and reablement focused services that yield positive outcomes for our service users and their carers.

Specifically, The Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, with needs relating to drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. We also provide secure mental health services and work with the criminal justice system.

Increasingly AWP provides treatment and care in people's own homes and other community settings, reflecting the preferences of our service users. Our community services are supported by high quality inpatient services that provide short term assessment, treatment and care.


Work base would either be Green Lane Hospital, Devizes or Fountain Way, Salisbury.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Mental Health Primary Care Liaison (PCL) service in Wiltshire.

This service has now been successfully operating for 5 years. It was introduced with the aim of improving recognition and treatment of mental health problems among people in primary care. The post holder will prioritise assessments based on clinical need and risk, making evidence-based recommendations for care and treatment within and across multiple care pathways.

You will work in a team of highly skilled mental health clinicians providing rapid and specialist advice to primary care practitioners, to ensure pathway facilitation. This post will provide the opportunity to work alongside various professional groups including GP’s, social workers, midwives and emergency services personnel.

You will have extensive knowledge and experience of working with mental health problems and possess advanced assessment and formulation skills. We would welcome applicants with relevant registration who are keen to develop their clinical skill base.

You will be dynamic, flexible and able to work autonomously but still a good team player. You will have a good sense of humour and positive outlook to work within a fast paced environment.
In return for this you would be offered continued training, and an opportunity to contribute to service development whilst working within a friendly and supportive team.

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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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