CMHTOP Liaison Practitioner

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£45,024 to £50,806 a year Per Annum Inclusive of HCA
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic healthcare professional - Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker who is ready for a new challenge to join our CMHT for Older People as Mental Health Liaison Practitioner, working as a link and liaison person with Primary Care Networks (PCNs), Community Integrated Mental Health Services (CIMHS), Social Services and other agencies as part of the Newham Directorate Community Mental Health Transformation programme to produce positive health outcomes and impact for older people with mental health problems.

This role is developmental and should be viewed as under construction since the older adult services are in the early stages of engagement with community mental health transformation.

Main duties of the job

  • Work collaboratively with PCNs to facilitate older people with mental health problems' access to GPs and other specialist community health services and organisations.
  • Be able to recognise potential crisis situations and act responsively and reasonably to resolve the situation.
  • Conduct comprehensive telephone as well face-to-face- assessment of older people with sudden and ongoing mental health problems and provide advice to GPs and CMHTOP or signpost to other services as soon as possible.
  • From comprehensive assessment, apply specialist knowledge and clinical skills to analyse the complexity and urgency of heath care needs and provide management advice to the referring team.
  • Communicate effectively with CMHTOP and all those involved in the person's care, including family members where appropriate to ensure that the advice is based upon all the relevant information available regarding the person's presentation, background history and care needs.
  • Aid GP Surgeries to deliver ongoing treatment at home to older people that are less able to attend GP surgeries and where appropriate to liaise with Social care Teams to facilitate assessment of social care needs that could reduce the number of unnecessary referrals to CMHTOP.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to peoples lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our Values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive. So we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in The Trust and Our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • oRegistered Mental Health Nurse, OT or Social worker t with current Registration
  • oEvidence of Post Registration continuing professional development.
  • oManagement or leadership qualification
  • oPractice Educator/Assessor or mentor
  • oRelevant training in Mental Health Liaison
Experience Essential
  • oExtensive previous specialist nursing experience at Band 6 and above.
  • oPrevious specialist nursing experience of working with older adults with mental health problems. oPrevious experience of working within a Community Mental Health or Liaison setting and caseload management.
  • oPrevious experience of managing others and functioning as a team member
  • oPrevious experience of management and clinical supervision of others, including annual appraisal
  • roPrevious experience and delivery of quality improvement, service development and bringing innovation to a team
  • oPrevious experience of change management including QI methods
Ability and Skills Essential
  • oEvidence of previous values driven leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills
  • oEvidence of excellent organizational skills
  • s oEvidence/demonstration of range of enhanced communication skills in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • oDemonstrates excellent skills of conflict resolution, negotiation and facilitation.
  • oCrisis assessment and management skills

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