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We are Enabling Better General Practice.

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The Federations is a young and growing organisation, always looking for people to join our team. GP Federations offer a range of exciting careers within Primary Care, based in GP practices in the following professional areas and roles:

           General Practice Pharmacy – General Practice Pharmacists

           General Practice Nursing- General Practice Nurse Traineeship, Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Nurse Practitioners.

           Mental Health – Senior Mental Health Practitioners

           Elective Care – GPs with Special Skills

           Practice Recovery – GPs

           GP Fellowship - GPs

           Management & Support – Full range of management and support roles (Federation Support Unit based)

If you would like to join us and contribute to the transformation of health and social care, within primary care, by using your expertise and experience, please search our current vacancies below.

We offer all our employees' access to:

  • HSC Pension Scheme

  • Cycle scheme

  • Employee Assistance Programme - Health Assured

  • Health Shield - Cash Plan

  • Specsavers Corporate Eyecare

  • E Learning - Personal Development

  • Family Friendly

  • Tech Scheme

Live Vacancies • GP Federation  Primary Care

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Senior Mental Health Practitioner 


  • Job Ref: SMHP/CW/06/24

  • Location: Causeway

  • Salary: £41,659 - £47,672 per annum

  • Employment Status: Permanent

  • Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

A waiting list may be compiled for future same or similar vacancies arising. The waiting list will normally be held for 12 months.

GP Federations are not-for-profit Community Interest Companies consisting of GP Practices in defined areas or localities. The primary objective of each individual Federation is to support GP Practices and provide better care, delivered in a more responsive way and closer to home, for all our patients. The GP Federation is looking for a highly motivated Senior Mental Health Practitioner to work alongside GPs, and other professionals, as first responders in general practice, with an increased emphasis on a holistic model of health and wellbeing which includes physical, mental and social wellbeing with a greater focus on prevention and early intervention. You will work as part of a community facing team and will use community development approaches. Mental health professionals will form an integral part of the MDT’s.

Job Summary

This is a team role where the post holder will develop and provide a quality needs led service as part of the multi-disciplinary team. This may include assessment and treatment processes for referred patients in collaboration with professional colleagues and other clinical services, in order to enable continuity of care to patients and their families.

Essential Criteria

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse, live on NMC register OR Professional Social Work qualification and registration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) OR Registered Occupational Therapist OR Practitioner Psychologist, registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

  • Three years post qualifying experience in one of the above disciplines at Band 6 or equivalent, of which two years should be in an adult mental health setting.

  • The successful candidate must hold a full current driving license (valid in the UK) and have access to a car at the closing date or have ** access to a form of transport which will permit the applicant to carry out the duties of the post in full. (** this relates only to any person who has declared that they have a disability, which debars them from driving).

  • Demonstrate relevant knowledge and experience of working in adult mental health services including knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and procedures as well as an understanding of the role of all statutory agencies, and community services.

Information about the post can be obtained by contacting David McAuley at Portrush Medical Centre/Bushmills Medical Centre on 07598746837.

The closing date for submission of completed applications is 12noon on Monday 24th June 2024

Completed application forms should be emailed to

Anticipated Interview Date: 2nd July 2024.

Interviews will be hosted (in person) at Northern Federation Support Unit, Unit 30A The Courtyard Galgorm Castle, Ballymena.


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