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Referral Co-Ordinator

Band 6

Main area
Single Point of Access - Psychological Therapies
Band 6
Part-time, 22.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
Prospect House High Wycombe
High Wycombe
£30,401 to £37,267 pro rata
24/02/2020 23:59

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic qualified Band 6 Senior PWP (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner) Psychiatric Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Psychologist who will join a well-established and successful Single Point of Access Team that screens referrals coming in to all 3 steps of the Buckinghamshire Psychological Therapies Referral Pathway for Adults and Older Adults. Healthy Minds (Improving access to Psychological Therapies) receive about 1000 referrals per month for steps 2 and 3 of the Pathway and about 100 referrals a month for step 4 Psychological Services in Secondary Care. The successful candidate should have a good knowledge of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based psychological interventions and should have significant clinical experience of working in mental health settings. The Psychological Therapies Pathways (PTP) in Buckinghamshire delivers a range of evidence based talking treatments, through a stepped care treatment model to people with common mental health problems. The service continues to build on its excellent reputation of delivering high quality talking treatments.

Oxford Health reconfigured psychological therapy services in Buckinghamshire to bring together specialist psychological services and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services into an integrated pathway with a Single Point of Access (SPA). The Buckinghamshire Psychological Therapies Pathway is clinically led by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and operationally managed by a Team Manager. This post will be within the Buckinghamshire Healthy Minds IAPT Service which provides the step 2 and 3 components of the pathway and the SPA team also screens all referrals coming into the Step 4 component in Secondary Care Psychological Services.

The successful candidate will assist with the coordinating and successful day to day management of all referrals in the Buckinghamshire Psychological Therapies Referral Pathway for Adults and Older Adults. The role will support the SPA Team Leader ensure the provision of a responsive, high quality service to patients with common mental health problems. The role will require close liaison with a number of key stakeholder groups, direct management of the referral process, meeting stringent data collection requirements and support of staff within the referrals process. The successful candidate will also be responsible to provide cover in the absence of the Team Leader.
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is a community focused organisation that provides physical and mental health and social care with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of all our patients and their families.

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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

Rachel Fryer (Team Leader) on Tel: 07767647754 or Alice Devereux (Senior Referral Co Ordinator) on Tel: 01865 91600