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Psychiatric Liaison Practitioner

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Luton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Psychiatric Liaison Service at Luton & Dunstable University hospital provided by ELFT.

The department of Liaison Psychiatry is looking to recruit band 6 1WTE Psychiatric Liaison Practitioner to join Acute Liaison Psychiatry Service. You can be a qualified Mental Health Nurse or a qualified Social Worker. Experience of working with Drug and Alcohol team as well as working with Old Age patients will be desirable.

Are you ambitious and motivated to learn new skills? Spearhead your career? If yes, then this is an opportunity you do not want to miss.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work in partnership with the Operational Manager, nurse colleagues, consultant psychiatrists and medical colleagues to provide high quality clinical assessments and mental health care to the patients at Luton & Dunstable University hospital. The post holder will work as part of the MDT reporting to the Operations Manager. As a practitioner you will participate in service development and maintaining standards of mental health service provision to Luton & Dunstable University hospital. Various shift patterns including long days, twilights and nights. You will be expected to work ALL shifts.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description

Job responsibilities

See the attached Job Description & Person Specification for further information regarding this role....

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Practitioner
  • ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Evidence of continual professional development


Expereince

Essential

  • Substantial post qualification experience in the field of adult and/or older adult
  • Previous experience at working autonomously
  • Extensive and demonstrable experience of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programs of care, particularly in an acute care or older adult community setting
  • Essential and demonstrable experience of writing concise and clear clinical reports


Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstrate a full understanding of the key issues and priorities relating to the provision of liaison mental health services in an acute hospital for aged 16 years and over
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge, expertise and practical experience of a full range of therapeutic nursing skills and approaches to people with mental health problems aged 16 years and above
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge, understanding and practical experience of risk assessment and risk management


Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrate well developed and confident professional nursing skills
  • Demonstrate skills in managing and leading members of a multidisciplinary team to ensure staff are supported in a rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills incl. verbal, written and, electronic


Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Luton Psychiatric Liaison Service - Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

Lewsey Road

Luton

LU4 0DZ

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363-LUT6381454

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