Night Shift Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Ashford, Kent
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Thanet liaison psychiatry team. We are looking for applications from highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced mental health professionals who are committed in promoting patient focused care and treatment.

Thanet liaison currently have two Band 6 vacanciesMental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists also encouraged to apply.We are looking for a confident and experienced mental health clinician, who will work across the acute general hospital to provide mental health assessments, care, advice and training to both the Emergency Departments and in-patient wards.

This role will be based at both William Harvey Hospital & QEQM Hospital so you will need to be able to travel between sites in a timely manner.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the team you will be expected to conduct risk assessments also provide comprehensive Psycho-social assessments and offer guidance, signposting to patients referred from the general wards, Meddoc and Accident and emergency department. Patients seen may present with self harm, psychiatric crisis, emotional distress, psychosomatic disorders. You will be required to make clear autonomous decisions based on an analysis of complex presented problems and judgement about available options. Candidates are expected to have excellent interpersonal skills that you will use to facilitate high quality mental health assessments, and to build good working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.Candidates are invited to apply who are committed to ensure parity of esteem, and work closely with both physical and mental health clinicians to ensure a seamless delivery of care.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Registered Professional Qualification
  • 12 months post qualification experience
  • Qualified Mentor
Knowledge Essential
  • Up to date knowledge of national and local guildance relevant to Liaison Psychiatry Service
  • Service development
Assessment Essential
  • Robust Mental Health Needs assessment including risk, mental state and formulation
  • Expereince in older adult assessment

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