Psychiatric Liaison Practitioner

Employer
Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
Location
Bury St Edmunds
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year gross per annum
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Here is a great opportunity for a mental health nurse, occupational therapist or social worker looking to join a truly fantastic team. Our Psychiatric Liaison Service within West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, is looking for a skilled and experienced person to join the passionate and dedicated team.

This role is vital for those attending the West Suffolk Hospital with new or ongoing mental health difficulties and/or illness; to identify their needs, ensuring these are met effectively whilst in hospital and to contribute towards timely/supportive discharge planning.

A flexible can do attitude, with a willingness to build links with the hospital colleagues is essential to ensure that a proactive interface is created between mental health and acute services.

The service operates 24/7, 365 days of the year meaning you will be required to work shifts.

Main duties of the job

  • Assessment of mental state of patients in assessment departments within the hospital, or admitted to a ward
  • Assessment of mental health needs on departure from West Suffolk Hospital
  • Assessment of risk
  • Improving knowledge and understanding of mental health issues within the hospital and proactively exploring and developing partnerships and pathways to improve patient prognosis and outcomes
  • Contribute to positive interfacing with staff across Trust and external services


About us

Our Psychiatric Liaison Service is part of West Suffolk care group's crisis pathway. It works as a single point of access for referrals, providing a range of mental health specialties to patients of all ages. Our teams respond to a diverse range of referrals covering both the liaison and crisis assessment function.

We are proud of our team culture and the excellent team working. There will be opportunities to be involved with training, strategy and service development.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Candidates will require experience particularly in areas of acute mental health and risk management. Individual competence and suitability will be explored within interview. It is vital that the successful candidate demonstrates values and behaviours reflective of those of our Trust and this is a focus of the interview process. Please see the Trust generic job description and the main duties summary.

Person Specification
Education
Essential
  • Degree level (or equivalent) qualification

Desirable
  • Further education relating to leadership or advanced clinical skills

Experience
Essential
  • Experience working with people with mental illness
  • Experience working in acute mental health settings

Desirable
  • Experience working within crisis pathways


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“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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Travel

For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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