Senior Liaison Practitioner

Employer
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Guildford
Salary
£41,902 to £47,684 a year fringe
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are looking for a highly dedicated nurse, occupational therapist or social worker to join our Liaison Psychiatry Service at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford Surrey.

Functioning already at CORE 24 the multidisciplinary team operates a shift system across a 24hr period seven days a week. You will be working as a lead clinician primarily assessing patients referred from our inpatient wards or those who present to the Accident and Emergency Department.

You will have a positive approach to work, with an outstanding, demonstrable background of providing high-quality care. You will have an insight into liaison psychiatry and the national guidelines impacting these services. Experience and willingness to teach and educate others within the team and the wider hospital network is required. Service development and improvement will be integral to the role, promoting the best possible outcomes for people in the acute hospital setting.

This is a challenging but rewarding role, offering an exciting opportunity for a clinician who has strong assessment and therapeutic skills. You will need the ability to work autonomously whilst still contributing to the team as a whole. Previous experience of working in Liaison Psychiatry and across ages is desirable, although not essential.

The role and service encourage and promotes staff development.

Main duties of the job

Clinical qualification at Diploma level or above in Mental Health nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Psychology with evidence of transferable mental health skills and practice.

Registration with a registered body is essential.

Post qualification training to degree level is desirable but not essential.

Experience required Band 7

Sound experience of working with people with a variety of mental health issues for at least 5 years

Demonstrable expertise in complex assessment of people with both mental and physical health issues

Demonstrable ability to develop practical innovations and approaches to issues and complex problems.

Proven ability to support Change management and Service Redesign

In depth awareness of liaison psychiatry and National agendas for the development of liaison services

Expertise and experience in supervision and supporting the growth of other staff.

Proven ability to provide training and education regarding mental health and complex clinical topics

Proven track record of building positive relationships with partner agencies.

Has expertise and experience in mental health assessment, care planning, crisis management and partner working.

Has a positive attitude to service improvement and development and can enthusiastically engage partners, provide training and support the development of other staff.



About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country withing easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Job description Job responsibilities

My job makes better lives by

By providing expert interventions and oversight to the care of people within the Acute General hospital pathway. I will ensure that the care delivered is excellent and in keeping with the most up to date guidelines.

I will support the growth and development of other members of the Liaison psychiatry team whilst supporting the service lead, manager and wider Trust to achieve an exemplary CORE24 service underpinning our visions and values. My role will include providing education, challenging stigma and actively supporting service improvement and development.

I will put the experience of the person using the service at the centre of my decision making whilst building a supportive and responsive relationship with colleagues in the Acute Trust.

I will build outstanding relationships with all relevant services and will lead on clinically challenging and complex cases across the lifespan.

Clinical qualification at Diploma level or above in Mental Health nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Psychology with evidence of transferable mental health skills and practice.

Registration with a registered body is essential.

Post qualification training to degree level is desirable but not essential.

Experience required Band 7

· Sound experience of working with people with a variety of mental health issues for at least 5 years

· Demonstrable expertise in complex assessment of people with both mental and physical health issues

· Demonstrable ability to develop practical innovations and approaches to issues and complex problems.

· Proven ability to support Change management and Service Redesign

· In depth awareness of liaison psychiatry and National agendas for the development of liaison services

· Expertise and experience in supervision and supporting the growth of other staff.

· Proven ability to provide training and education regarding mental health and complex clinical topics

· Proven track record of building positive relationships with partner agencies.

Suitable for someone who

Has expertise and experience in mental health assessment, care planning, crisis management and partner working.

Has a positive attitude to service improvement and development and can enthusiastically engage partners, provide training and support the development of other staff.

Key Responsibilities

· To work collaboratively with the service manager and Multi- disciplinary team to develop outstanding liaison psychiatry services.

· To engage staff and external partners positively and constructively, in line with the Trusts Clinical and Commercial strategy, supporting the Trusts Vision and Values

· Ability to think develop practical innovative and creative solutions to the clinical issues and complex problems

· To act as a responsible member of the Liaison psychiatry team and accept responsibility for own performance and delivery of targets

· To support the team leader and service manager in developing sustainable and improving services in line with national specifications, local implementation requirements and a set financial envelope.

· To promote and introduce systems to continuously improve quality of care, drawing on national and trust guidance, in particular CQC

· To promote and encourage multi-dimensional and multi-cultural aspects whilst ensuring parity of access and esteem
  • To support clinical improvement with a strong emphasis on integrated multidisciplinary working and the development of person centred care.

· To ensure compliance with all statutory, financial, health & safety, employment, safeguarding requirements, including statutory and mandatory training

· To ensure the trusts supervision policy is adhered to and supervisor, appraisal and personal/team development are intrinsic and considered in all business developments
  • To attend external partnership meetings as required
  • To deputise for the team leader and service manager as required
  • To work as part of a rota across 24hrs, 7 days per week with flexibility to travelling across sites and services as required.


Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Sound experience of working with people with a variety of mental health issues for at least 5 years
  • Demonstrable expertise in complex assessment of people with both mental and physical health issues
  • Demonstrable ability to develop practical innovations and approaches to issues and complex problems.
  • Proven ability to support Change management and Service Redesign
  • In depth awareness of liaison psychiatry and National agendas for the development of liaison services
  • Expertise and experience in supervision and supporting the growth of other staff.
  • Proven ability to provide training and education regarding mental health and complex clinical topics
  • Proven track record of building positive relationships with partner agencies.
Qualifications Essential
  • Clinical qualification at Diploma level or above in Mental Health nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Psychology with evidence of transferable mental health skills and practice.
  • Registration with a registered body is essential.
  • Post qualification training to degree level is desirable but not essential.


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