Mental Health Liaison Practitioner

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Shrodells Unit Watford General Hospital, Watford
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata + 5% of basic
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for experienced mental health practitioners who have experience of acute assessment of older adults or working age adults . The post holder will be working in a fast moving environment working with service users presenting to the A&E department or admitted for medical care to the general hospital..

The post holders will be based at Watford Hospital. The successful candidate will work within a Multi-Disciplinary evidenced based Mental Health Liaison model that focuses on early identification and rapid response of Service Users presenting in A&E or admitted to hospital. The team also provides on-going training to general hospital staff with regards to the recognition and treatment of mental health problems.

The role will require close working with the Acute Trusts across a range of services to ensure early identification of mental health issues.

The team will work with Service Users from age 18 upwards and would welcome qualified nurses with experience of acute assessment of older or younger adults in a community setting to ensure faster decision making and earlier discharge. Both teams would partially welcome applicants with experience of assessing older people.

The successful applicants will need excellent assessment and communication skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Liz Angus Job title Interim Service manager Email address Telephone number 07966554195

Additional contact information Ric McDonald / Danny King / Anand Ramnarine MHLT Team Leaders - 01923 436124

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