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Specialist Practitioner MHL

Employer
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Shrewsbury
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Relevant professional registration in one of the following:

- Nursing

- Speech and Language Therapy

- Occupational Therapy

- Other Allied Health Professional

Experience working with children and young people with complex social, emotional and mental health needs, in high levels of distress, including risk assessment and safety planning.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work with families and young people in a supportive and empathic way.

Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to demonstrate diplomacy, tact and negotiation skills.

Main duties of the job

To participate and support the offer of Psychiatric Liaison to Children and Young People in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

To actively promote the Liaison Mental Health principles within the acute hospitals to ensure that other professions and agencies understand the Liaison Mental Health Service.

To undertake assessment of mental health and care needs of inpatients in the acute hospitals with mental health problems in cooperation with multi-disciplinary teams within the hospital.

To undertake assessment of carer views and needs and provide appropriate advice and support.

To provide clinical advice relating to complex mental health issues to nurses and other health care professionals within Shropshire's DGHs.

To effectively refer to and liaise with a range of agencies and services so that the patient's mental health needs are met effectively and appropriately during their admission and following discharge from the acute hospital setting.

To contribute to the development of operational and clinical policies relevant to the Liaison Mental Health Service.

To take the lead in promoting, maintaining and developing the multi-disciplinary concept of care working in conjunction with the General Hospital teams.

To develop therapeutic relationships with the client and their carers.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide mental health assessment and support for patients within general hospital settings and develop and implement care plans in co-operation with the General Hospital staff, ensuring Acute providers and Psychiatric Liaison services have access to specialist CAMHS knowledge and resources.

To improve the overall quality and provision of psychological aspects of care by sharing mental health skills and knowledge with other health care colleagues, ensuring pathways for Children and Young People attending Acute Providers are safe and effective, clearly communicated and robustly evaluated.

To join an extended Mental Health Liaison Service for all-age mental health problems across the two main hospital sites across Shropshire and Telford area. The role will have two site bases at Princess Royal Hospital and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and will ensure Children and Young People have access to quality and timely psychiatric assessment and support.

To provide mental health assessment to both adults and young people and support for patients within general hospital settings and develop and implement care plans in co-operation with the General Hospital staff, ensuring Acute providers and Psychiatric Liaison services have access to specialist CAMHS knowledge and resources.

Person Specification

Essential

Essential

  • Experience working with children and young people with complex social, emotional and mental health needs, in high levels of distress, including risk assessment and safety planning.


Desirable

  • Qualification in relevant area of practice (e.g. non-medical prescribing, DBT, EMDR, Psychotherapy).


essential

Essential

  • Significant demonstrable post qualification experience at this level.


Desirable

  • Experience of local authority child protection processes.


Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Mytton Oak Road

Shrewsbury

SY3 8XQ

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301-SB-24-6265115

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