Band 5/6 Development Role- Psychiatric Liaison Practitioner

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£26,937 to £40,872 a year incl. Fringe HCAS
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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My job makes better lives by providing an outstanding, accessible and non-stigmatising, support to vulnerable people coming into contact with the acute general hospital.

Job Overview (Band 5) to be a member of the Acute Psychiatric Liaison Service by working alongside our band 6 and 7 practitioners in order to expand skills and experience in the identification and support or vulnerable people within the acute general hospital. You will learn from experience, peer mentorship, practice and reflection until you are confident and competent to practice more autonomously as a band 6 liaison practitioner.

Main duties of the job

Suitable for someone who is person centred, positive, motivated and passionate about providing a high quality holistic approach to the care and support of vulnerable people.

Please refer to attached job description for detailed explanation of the main duties of the role

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

Key Responsibilities

Band 5

· Embody the visions and values of Surrey & Borders Partnership Foundation NHS Trust

· Adhere to the code of practice/conduct of your registering body at all times

· Discharge professional responsibilities under the Mental Health Act (1983) and revised subsequent act Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the NMC Professional Code of Conduct

· Be accountable and responsible for own practice.

· Develop, implement and evaluate evidence based programmes of care; set standards of care and liaise with other agencies, particularly in relation to people discharged under the Care Programme Approach.

· Participate in the multi-disciplinary assessment of individuals with mental health problems or vulnerabilities living in the community, by providing a community mental health perspective and expertise

· Ensure that a risk assessment is completed for service users, especially if there is a history of, or a potential for risk.

· Adhere to professional confidentiality standards

· Be aware of the potential for vulnerability to abuse amongst the people who use this service, and use of the local policy to inform appropriate personnel in line with safeguarding vulnerable adults and children and SABP Policies

· Ensure that a carers assessment is offered to carers of service users, as in line with Standard 6 of the National Service Framework.

· Help develop and maintain effective joint working arrangements with colleagues in the community mental health services, residential services, primary health care, social services and voluntary services, thus facilitating the co-ordination and comprehensiveness of provision.

· Utilise the full range of mental health skills to participate in the assessment, care and support of people who use this service.

· Use specialised knowledge, experience and skills in direct clinical work and act as a resource for the team and other agencies. This may include work in rehabilitation, social interventions, development of social networks and accessing other services/resources, mental health promotion, counselling and intercultural therapy, encouraging service user participation at all times.

· Participate in the provision of community mental health advice and consultation to colleagues, community groups and organisations.

· Promote the recovery model to the people who use the service and their carers

· Act in a manner to respect the customs, individuality, values, sexuality and spiritual beliefs, actively supporting the individual to fulfil these.

· Ensure detailed and appropriate records are maintained to demonstrate that contact with people who use services, and their carers’, is meaningful and effective.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Band 5- 1 year experience working with people with mental health issues
  • Band 6- 1 year post qualification experience
Qualifications Essential
  • Clinical qualification at Diploma level or above in Mental Health nursing or Social Worker or Occupational Therapy and professional registration with evidence of transferable mental health skills and practice

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