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Psychiatric Liaison Nurse

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£38,768 to £46,124 a year Per Annum inclisive of inner London HCAs
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Deputy Nursing Team Leader/Clinical Charge Nurse/CommunityPsychiatric Nurse/Practice Development Nurse role is suitable forRegistered Nurses who have successfully completed preceptorship and have registered as an approved NMC mentor.

The post holder will deliver, or advise on the delivery of, high quality safenursing care, ensuring consistently high standards of practice and clinicalexcellence which comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of professional conduct.

Your professional and personal development will include further postgraduate study and you will be encouraged and supported by your line manager to undertake Master's programmes.

Main duties of the job

As a Deputy Nursing Team Leader/Clinical Charge Nurse/CommunityPsychiatric Nurse/Practice Development Nurse you will promote anddevelop clinical leadership and clinical practice and be a positive role model to junior members of the team through the practice of evidence-based care. You will be expected to support professional development through clinical appraisal and supervision and contribute to the ongoing educational programme for staff, fostering a positive learning environment.

About us

This well established and developing service attracts international placements and joint Service Development with our local Acute Trust.

We are a team of Nurses, Doctors, Occupational Therapist, Dual Diagnosis Practitionerand Clinical Psychologist working with people who present in mental health crisis to University Hospital Lewisham and we work collaboratively with the Mental Health for Older Adults Team and Perinatal Mental Health Team.

You will be based at University Hospital Lewisham, Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London, SE13 6LH


Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Counselling services
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants

Job description Job responsibilities

About the role:

We are seeking three experienced, skilled Psychiatric Liaison Nurses to join our team. The successful candidates will have an excellent opportunity to work in a developing mental health team to build upon their established clinical and interpersonal skills and to make a meaningful contribution to mental health crisis care.You must have excellent clinical skills, be able to demonstrate an ability to complete comprehensive mental state examinations, thoroughly assess risk, formulate safe and effective risk management plans and document this clearly. You should have experience of mental health nursing, including crisis care in a variety of settings including community, you will be able work autonomously with awareness of when to seek advice.You will hold a sound working knowledge of common mental health disorders, the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act. A sound knowledge of the interface between physical and mental health is essential as well as experience of working with older adults, in any setting.

Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Adult Nurse and/ or registered Mental Health Nurse and/ or Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Mentorship
  • Masters Degree
Knowledge/Skills Essential
  • Significant relevant clinical experience
  • Evidence of continued professional developement
  • Experience of researched-based/ reflective practice
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and audit
  • Knowledge of relevant professional and clinical legislation
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of interagency working
Other requirements Essential
  • Flexibility to work shift patterns across 24hrs, 7 days a week and across all clinical areas as required
  • Empathy for service users including individuals who have experienced mental health problems
Skills and abilities Essential
  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to the service user's needs, without close supervision
  • Skills in clinical assessment/baseline mental health assessment
  • Skills in risk assessment and risk mangement and crisis management
  • Resilent: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations

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