Acute Psychiatric Liaison Clinician

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Full Time
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We are looking for a highly dedicated clinician, to join our Liaison Psychiatry Service at Darlington Memorial Hospital. Our team provides a comprehensive specialist mental health service to patients, families, carers and clinicians in the acute hospital, community hospitals and the patients home.

In the event that permanent funding is secured for this post the successful applicant will be confirmed in post on a permanent basis.

Applicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis.

Main duties of the job

The team is CORE 24, as such you will be expected to work a shift system across a 24hr period seven days a week, primarily assessing and providing treatment to patients who are referred from inpatient wards or those who present to the Accident and Emergency Department.

About us

This is a challenging but rewarding role, offering an exciting opportunity to clinicians, who have strong assessment and therapeutic skills. You will need the ability to work autonomously whilst still contributing to the team as a whole. Previous experience of working in Liaison Psychiatry and across ages is desirable, although not essential. We offer excellent staff support through clinical supervision and teamwork.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will have an excellent and positive approach to work, with an outstanding, demonstrable background of providing high quality care. You will have an insight into liaison psychiatry and the national guidelines impacting these services. You will have experience and willingness to teach and educate others as well as a commitment to service development and the best possible outcomes for people in the acute hospital setting.

Additional contact details

Ian Keeligan -Advanced Nurse Practitioner

01325 736400

Person Specification Qua Essential
  • oRNMH, current professional registration with NMC or current professional registration with the HCPC.
  • oEvidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • oClinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale
  • oStudent mentor (or must be achieved within agreed timescale)
  • oKey skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • oLeadership or management qualification
  • oPost-graduate qualification in a relevant area e.g. older people's nursing, physical health conditions etc.
  • oNon-medical prescriber
Experience Essential
  • oRecent and significant experience in the assessment and care of adults and older people with mental ill health.
  • oExperience working with people with dementia.
  • oWorking collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
  • oQuality improvement activities
  • oRecent experience providing care across a range of settings e.g. acute hospitals, mental health units, care homes etc and including adults and older people.
Knowledge Essential
  • oDemonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for patients in the designated field including specialist knowledge of co-morbidity (physical and mental health) in relation to acute and chronic conditions
  • oUnderstanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • oPalliative care

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