Liaison Nurse / Mental Health Liaison Practitioner

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Winchester / Basingstoke
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per Annum / pro rata for part time
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document)

We have recently secured a fantastic £6.6m investment to enhance, expand and develop new services across Hampshire CAMHS, making this a hugely exciting time to join us.

The expansion includes a new psychiatric liaison service, which sits within the Emergency Department and Paediatric Wards at Hampshire Hospitals, operating Monday-Sunday 0800-2200. We are looking for Band 6 Nurses, Occupational Therapists or Social Workers with mental health experience to join us and help us to build this fantastic new service.

Hampshire CAMHS values the contribution that nursing, social work and allied health professionals bring, and has a well-established structure and strategy for all professions. Robust and supportive supervision and governance arrangements are in place to support high quality and effective clinical practice.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID.

Main duties of the job

As aMental Health Practitioner in our team, you will work in partnership with children and young people who present in crisis in A&E. You will offer specialist mental health assessments and short-term interventions, including care and safety planning, risk assessment and management, and facilitate safe discharge.

You will work alongside acute care colleagues, providing advice and consultation on appropriate mental health care planning to support a holistic care and discharge plan for young people with mental health needs who are admitted to acute paediatric wards. As part of a wider team, you will ensure rotas and safe operating practices are in place and provide clinical supervision to staff and students.

All our work is based on encouraging our people to work creatively and be innovative in their thinking to support new and different ways of working. We are supportive of staff professional development and provides excellent access to quality training opportunities.

About us

Sussex Partnership provides mental health and learning disability care for all age groups across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

We'd love you to join our Trust, rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, in our recent staff survey 82% told us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Other key survey results:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work in their team
  • 77% identifying opportunities to show initiative in their roles


Job description Job responsibilities

Do you have:
  • A desire to support the creation of a new service meeting the needs of children, young people and families at a point of crisis?
  • The ability to work within a team and forge good working relationships with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency colleagues?
  • Experience of undertaking effective risk assessment, risk management and collaborative working with young people and families?
  • A solution focused approach?

If you can answer yes to the above - we would love to hear from you!

The role may entail an element of Community CAMHS Duty work outside of A&E Liaison.

Working hours will be across a shift pattern which includes evening and weekend work, for which you will receive an 'unsocial hours' rate of pay increase in line with the Agenda for Change guidelines.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse or Mental Health Practitioner with current registration (NMC/HCPC/Social Work England)
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working in crisis settings alongside young people with complex health problems
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to young people
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Contribute to the implementation of services


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354-CH-20162-NM-S
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