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Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Gillingham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (inclusive of high cost area supplement)
Closing date
22 May 2024
Thrive in a challenging and rewarding environment - Mental Health Clinician (24/7) is needed!

We are seeking highly motivated and experienced Mental Health Nurses to join our growing Medway Liaison Services!

About the Role:
  • Provide high-quality mental health assessments, care, advice, and training across the acute general hospital.
  • Work within Emergency Departments and in-patient wards, serving a diverse adult population.
  • Collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure seamless patient care.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the parity of esteem agenda, integrating physical and mental healthcare.

You are:
  • A confident and experienced mental health clinician with a strong foundation in assessment and formulation.
  • Adept at working with both working-age adults and older adults.
  • A skilled communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Passionate about professional development and committed to continuous learning.

We offer:
  • A dynamic and supportive work environment with a focus on your professional growth.
  • The opportunity to be part of a team expanding access to critical mental health services.
  • �1,200 New Hire Bonus for qualifying nurse
  • Annual leave allowance starting at 27 days per year (when working full time) + Bank Holidays.
  • Access to the fantastic NHS pension scheme.
  • Eligibility for the Blue Light Card (discount service for the NHS, providing members with thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street


Main duties of the job

  • 24/7 Service:Be prepared to work across all days of the week, including nights, weekends, and public holidays.
  • Patient Assessments:You'll assess adults of all ages (18+) experiencing various mental health concerns, diagnosed illnesses, or psychological distress in a general hospital setting.
  • Consultation and Advice:Provide expert mental health consultations, liaise with different hospital departments, and offer guidance on best practices for patient care.
  • Deliver a range of evidence-based psychosocial interventions to individual patients as required.
  • Assist and support general hospital colleagues in making decisions about treatment and care in complex situations.
  • Provide formal and informal education and case consultation to registered and unregistered staff.
  • Represent mental health services within the Hospitals.
  • Provide a communication structure between secondary mental health services, primary care and non-statutory services, as a means of ensuring the highest possible standards of patient care.
  • In return for the above, we offer real commitment to your professional development, and regular supervision within a supportive working environment.


About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The attached description offers a chance to make a real difference in the lives of patients facing both physical and mental health challenges. Please see for full details.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Person Specification

Qualification

Essential

  • Registered Professional Qualification
  • 12 months post qualification experience


Desirable

  • Qualified Mentor


Knowledge

Essential

  • Up to date knowledge of national and local guildance relevant to Liaison Psychiatry Service


Desirable

  • Service development


Assessment

Essential

  • Robust Mental Health Needs assessment including risk, mental state and formulation


Desirable

  • Expereince in older adult assessment


Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

Address

Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham

Windmill Road

Gillingham

ME7 5NY

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380-NK090

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