The Tees-wide Liaison Psychiatry Services operates across Tees, supporting North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, by providing mental health assessment, advice, diagnosis, treatment and care planning to patients with complex needs. Liaison Psychiatry staff worked collaboratively with the acute trust to provide early assessment, intervention, planning and signposting for patient's presenting with delirium, dementia or suspected delirium, to avoid an unnecessary hospital admission. Previous Older Persons experience is required for the role
Main duties of the job
We are now looking to recruit a Band 6 MHSOP Liaison Nurse with Elderly Special Interest to deliver enhanced Mental Health support to local Acute Trusts as they develop their frail elderly care pathways. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to support the model of Mental Health care delivery within these pathways. Applicants should demonstrate enhanced nursing skills with specific experience of working with older adults with mental health needs, within the environment of the acute hospital.
The successful candidate will have an interest in continuous professional development; support colleagues to improve their skills and knowledge and be able to drive improvement in the processes in which they work. They should possess leadership qualities, demonstrating the ability to work within tight timescales, utilising their judgement and initiative, by demonstrating excellent communication skills.
We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, NorthYorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.
We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas. Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
- Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
- Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
- Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious
Job description Job responsibilities
Please refer to the attached job description for further detailed information regarding the role and main responsibilities.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- RNMH/RNLD current professional registration with NMC.
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
- MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education (or must be achieved within agreed timescale).
- Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
- Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale).
- Recognised sign-off mentor (or must be achieved within agreed timescale).
- Leadership or management qualification
- Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area e.g. older people's nursing, physical health conditions etc.
- Non-medical prescriber
- Recent and significant experience in the assessment and care of adults and older people with mental ill health.
- Supporting/mentoring students on practice placement experience
- Working in a multi-disciplinary team
- Quality improvement activities
- Leadership or management experience
- Recent experience nursing across a range of settings e.g. acute hospitals, mental health units, care homes etc and including adults and older people.
- Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
- Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for patients in the designated field including specialist knowledge of co-morbidity (physical and mental health) in relation to acute and chronic conditions.
- Detailed understanding of adult/child Safeguarding and its application in practice
- Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice
- The Trust's Quality Improvement System (QIS)
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