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Band 6 Psychiatric Liaison Nurse - Heartlands Hospital

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,306 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Liaison Psychiatry works across all acute hospital in Birmingham, we are a 24/7 service covering all aspects of mental health. We are looking to appoint dynamic, experienced, committed and enthusiastic mental health nurses looking for a challenging job to develop your assessment skills in our second busiest hospital in Birmingham. You can expect to achieve and build upon skills of working in a pressured environment, fast pace and richly cultural diversity team like Heartlands.

Main duties of the job

The Liaison Psychiatry Service is an innovative and award winning team delivering mental health assessment, intervention, care planning, signposting and onward referrals for patients in acute hospitals. We work to address the mental health needs of people receiving physical health treatment from ages 16 years and upwards. Common presentations include DSH (Deliberate Self Harm Behaviours), depression, anxiety, dementia, and psychosis. We assess people in A&E, AMU and all acute wards including Princess of Wales Women's hospital at Heartlands.

We are offering you an opportunity to become a specialist nurse in Liaison Psychiatry, develop your assessment skills and be part of this innovative team. You must be a qualified mental health nurse with experience of leading a team within clinical settings and be prepared to work across a 24 hour rota. It is important that you have an understanding of multidisciplinary services and the challenges that face people with mental health problems in acute hospitals. You will be expected to under take front-line assessments, signposting, liaise with acute colleagues, and develop safe clinical management discharge plans.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification at least more than 2 years of experience Essential
  • atleast more than 2 years of experience
  • flexible
  • knowleadge of the mental health act 1983 (amended 2007)

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