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Psychiatric Liaison Team Lead

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a motivated and enthusiastic Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker ?

Do you enjoy working in a fast paced environment?

Are you a strong effective leader with an interest in mental health within a physical health setting? If the answer is yes......we have just the job for you!

A Team Lead opportunity has arisen within our PLAN accredited Psychiatric Liaison Team based on the Musgrove Park Hospital site.

We are a forward thinking team with the focus on meeting the mental health needs of those presenting to the emergency department, or who are admitted to inpatient beds within Musgrove Park. The high prevalence of poor physical health in individuals with chronic mental illness results in much higher rates of admission to hospital for physical needs. The services seeks to provide parity of care and esteem for those experiencing mental health illness whilst in hospital.

Main duties of the job

  • As a Team Lead you will oversee the day to day running of the service, and through effective and compassionate leadership ensure we are providing and maintaining high levels of care, with a focus on robust biopsychosocial assessment, comprehensive risk assessments and comprehensive discharge planning from A&E and inpatient ward environments. We work towards facilitating early, but effective discharge for all adults from inpatient wards within the general hospital.
  • To provide managerial and clinical leadership for the Psychiatric Liaison Team based at Musgrove Park Hospital and be a member of the operational team influencing and promoting improved, dynamic and effective clinical practice across the service.
  • To support colleagues within the team with more complex assessments and risk management.
  • Be an engaging inspirational leader who understands their team contributing to achieving an inclusive, motivated team with a shared purpose to provide the best service that we can.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

  • There will opportunities to participate and lead on Quality Improvements projects
  • You will work closely with the team and Operational Manager in maintaining PLAN accreditation, including facilitation of rolling training programs to our own staff and those of the Acute Hospital Trusts. You will also be expected to develop effective relationships across the hospital and external services and work in a diplomatic and professional manner at all times.
  • Excellent communication and the ability to build and develop relationships across the hospital, mental health directorate, and with key stakeholders within the community is key.
  • You will have a significant role in organising and contributing to the rolling training programs to our own staff and those of the Acute Hospital Trusts.
  • As part of your interview, you will be required to bring the following with you: Proof of any essential qualifications stated on the Job Description, proof of NHS payslip if coming from another NHS Organisation and all ID to prove your identity and Right to Work (More details will follow for successful applicants invited to interview).

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Specialist knowledge and clinical expertise in working within acute mental health and assessment.
  • Minimum 2 years' experience at band 6 or above.
  • Experience of supervising and managing staff
  • Experience in working within Liaison Psychiatry
  • Previous experience within a leadership role
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Experience of undertaking complaint or incident investigations
  • Evidence of a good standard of literacy/English language skills
  • Leadership training

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