An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time, 37.5 hrs band 6 Mental Health Liaison Practitioner to join the Mental Health Liaison team based in Princess of Wales hospital.
The Mental Health Liaison Team is set up to provide a service for older adults admitted to the general hospital as well as the emergency departments. The liaison team covers the Bridgend area out reach service for care home within the Bridgend Area. The team offer timely comprehensive assessment of the mental health needs of those referred that present with unexplained medical conditions that may be a consequence of mental health illness or co-occurring mental health and physical health problems and individuals that are presenting with incidents of self-harm.
The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, be a good team player with a flexible attitude and the ability to provide high quality individualised assessments and adviceon the care and treatment of patients within the general hospital setting. Work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team and demonstrate a genuine interest and enthusiasm for caring for people with mental health difficulties.
If you are keen to enhance your personal and professional development, whilst making a real difference to patients, we would love to hear from you. We are looking to appointment an enthusiastic, passionate, motivated individual who has a genuine desire to make a difference to our Mental Health Liaison Team.
Main duties of the job
The main purpose of this role is to contribute to a 5 day a week provision of a Mental Health Liaison Service. May have to cover out of hours for the older persons community service on a rota system.
You will need to demonstrate a sound clinical knowledge and awareness of current clinical practice and have sound knowledge of safeguarding procedures, the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Measures.
The post holder must have good communication, listening and organisational skills which are essential for the role along with excellent clinical assessment and formulation skills to meet the needs of the clinical team.
The post holder must have a positive attitude, be able to work as a member of a team and autonomouslyin a challenging and changeable environment and have excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills always acting in a professional manner.
Provide training and education for both Pre Registration and PostRegistration nursing students and other health care professionals/agencies.Contribute to the development of a comprehensive liaison service.
Foster robust working relationships with colleagues from all disciplineswithin the general hospital setting and within the mental health services tofacilitate improved joint working.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.
- We live by our core values:
- We listen, learn and improve
- We treat everyone with respect
- We all work together as one team
We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.
Job description Job responsibilities
You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.
Person Specification Qualifications/Training Essential
- Registered RMN
- First level professional qualification in mental health/learning disability
- Excellent clinical knowledge of specialist area in particular older persons mental health care
- Evidence of clinical practice in area
- Experience of liaison work
- Experience of inpatient nursing within OPMH
- Experience of working within a multi-agency community mental health setting
- Sound working knowledge of the legal and policy framework underpinning mental health service provision
- Knowledge of safeguarding procedures
- Clinical assessment and formulation skills
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