Team Manager - Liaison Psychiatry

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Role
  • Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
  • Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for you to manage our established and developing Liaison Psychiatry team in North Devon!

If North Devon seems too much of a distance, please ask about our DPT relocation packages, making the move not only a dream but reality.

Liaison Psychiatry is the branch of psychiatry that specialises in the interface between medicine and psychiatry. Liaison Psychiatry Services nationwide are currently experiencing significant investment and we are in the privileged position in Devon of being able to further enhance and develop our already well-established Liaison Psychiatry services.

An exciting opportunity has arisen and we are looking for a Band 7 Team Manager who can bring the skills, experience and enthusiasm required to effectively lead and manage others in order to meet the needs of people referred to the Liaison Psychiatry service.

We are seeking a visionary and motivated individual to join us at this exciting time, promoting dynamic and innovative ways of working.

You will have a key role in contributing to the leadership of the service and you will provide line management supervision as well as overseeing all operational aspects of the service. The role will have a clinical component alongside operational management.

You will need experience in clinical practice, supervision and operational line management, including HR processes.

Working with other agencies, as part of the wider MDT is an important aspect of this role.

The Liaison Psychiatry Service accepts referrals from in-patient wards and the Emergency Department (ED), working to ensure a timely response to people who attend the ED as well as facilitating discharge from the medical wards.

In relation to the service’s inpatient work, the team assess and review patients who are on caseload for a period of monitoring whilst they remain in-patients in the district general hospital (DGH). This will include dementia, delirium, depression, eating disorders, psychosis, medication management & support for patients and wards in challenging situations, on-going risk assessment and monitoring.

The service is currently in the early stages of developing a frailty pathway and an integrated psychological medicines service pathway so this is an exciting time to join this developing service.

The team currently provide a Core 15, weekday service and a 10:00-18:00 service on weekends and bank holidays to patients, clinicians and carers. Part of the expansion aim for this year is to make the service Core 15 covering the entire week.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.

£40,057 - £45,839 per annum pro rata (Band 7).
About you
We are seeking a motivated and dynamic individual who is keen to work in an often fast paced environment, having a key leadership role as part of the wider multi-disciplinary team. You will have exposure to clinical work as part of your role and we welcome applications from all mental health professionals, including nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers.

The successful candidate will be well supported within the team and encouraged to develop their clinical competencies within a stimulating learning environment.

Devon is a perfect place to raise a family with a selection of excellent schools and job opportunities.
The location
Your base will be in Barnstaple, working across the North Devon District Hospital with the office space co-located on site.
About us
Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.

You’ll be part of a team that is compassionate and supportive, and genuinely committed to working together with the people who use our services, their families and carers in everything that we say and do.
Our offer to you
We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
  • Relocation package offered to bring you to a wonderful part of the UK
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our staff networks
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.
Living here
Devon offers beautiful coastal and countryside locations with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the UK, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat.

Great place to work. Great place to live!

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