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Primary Care Mental Health Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Primary Care Mental Health Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 per week
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£30,401-£37,267 per annum
26/08/2019 23:59

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust employs around 1,100 staff based at 28 locations across Dudley and Walsall. This includes three hospitals: Bushey Fields Hospital in Dudley, Dorothy Pattison in Walsall and Bloxwich Hospital for older adults in Bloxwich, Walsall

The Trust provides the following range of mental health services to around 560,000 children, adults and older people across Dudley and Walsall:

  • Community mental health services for children, adults and older people
  • Inpatient services for adults and older people at our three hospitals
  • Primary Care Mental Health services and Psychological Therapies
  • Mental Health Social Care Services
  • Employment, education and training support for people with mental health problems
  • Specialist deaf services for children and young people with mental health issues

The Trust serves a very diverse population. Equality of opportunity is central to everything that we do, both as a service provider and as an employer.


Dudley Primary Care Mental Health Service






An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Registered Mental Health Nurse to join our established primary care mental health service.


We are an award-winning, ambitious mental health trust located in the West Midlands. We primarily provide services to the Black Country boroughs of Dudley and Walsall, but also outside of this area, and are committed to growing and developing our services.


We are working closely with our commissioner, Dudley CCG, at an exciting time, developing integrated care teams across health and social care, with a view to significantly increase access to treatment for people with common mental health conditions within a community setting.


If successful, you will be working with GP’s, other Mental Health Services and the wider Primary Care health teams across the area. The role is largely clinical with an expectation that you will have excellent assessment skills and be able to direct care with compassion and efficiency, as well as including mental health promotion and liaise with a wide range of statutory and non-statutory organisations.


Successful candidates will be expected to manage their own case load of clients and be required to review referrals and undertake screening assessments, risk assessment, medication management, deliver brief interventions and refer/signpost clients to other services. The role demands excellent communication skills and the ability to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of mental health problems presented by clients within a primary care mental health setting.


The post holder will also be able to provide support, education and problem solving advice to other members of the local primary and secondary care teams particularly in the areas of assessment and management of common mental health problems in adults and older adults.


Please come and join our committed and friendly team. We welcome applications from experienced and qualified mental health nurses.


If you would like to know more about this opportunity please contact Lindsey Shields, Team Leader, for an informal discussion via

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

If you would like to know more about this opportunity please contact Lindsey Shields, Team Leader, for an informal discussion via