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Mental Health Liaison Nurse

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Middlesbrough / Stockton on Tees
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

Working closely with other professionals in the team, the post holders will work across traditional age barriers to provide a liaison service that is inclusive of all adults aged 18 and over, whilst being supported to develop expert skills in specific areas of liaison. This post will be supported by a clinical team consisting of psychiatrists, psychology, and associate nurse consultants. The service operates 7 days a week over 24 hours, therefore unsocial hours, including night duty is an expectation of this post. Part time candidates would also be considered.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse or Registered Learning Disability Nurse and have ENB 998 / C& G 730 or equivalent. Additionally, you should have evidence of continual professional learning relevant to the post.

Experience with patients with Dementia and/or self harm behaviour, patients in crisis, and skills in CBT and Brief Solution Focused Therapy would be an advantage.

You will require excellent communication skills and be able to work under pressure.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

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).


Desirable

  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area e.g. older people's nursing, physical health conditions etc.
  • Non-medical prescriber


Experience

Essential

  • 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


Desirable

  • 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.


Knowledge

Essential

  • 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


Desirable

  • The Trust's Quality Improvement System (QIS)


Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Tees Liaison Psychiatry - South Tees Team OR North Tees Team

Roseberry Park Hospital, Marton Road / University Hospital of North Tees, Hardwick Road

Middlesbrough / Stockton on Tees

TS4 3AF

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346-TSA-199-23-C

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