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Liaison Clinical Nurse Specialist/Clinical Mental Health Professional

Employer
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This post is for the ED Core 24/7 Liaison Psychiatry Service at Addenbrookes Hospital.

The Liaison Psychiatry Service for Adults and Older Persons has close links with the broader mental health services provided by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT; the Trust). There are wide-ranging opportunities for training and development both within CPFT and Liaison Psychiatry.
  • To assist in the delivery of a high-quality Liaison Psychiatry service within Addenbrookes Hospital in keeping with the visions and values of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Providing and undertaking timely biopsychosocial assessments and risk management plans in accordance with CPFT's Clinical Risk Assessment and Management policy for adults presenting to the Emergency Department with mental health problems.
  • Promoting a safe and effective service throughout the Emergency Department; this will be through training and giving expert advice and support to nursing and medical teams within the Emergency Department
  • Maintaining a visible, professional presence where patients, carers and staff can turn for assistance, advice and support.
  • As part of the Liaison Psychiatry Service, the post-holder will contribute to the multidisciplinary clinical assessment and management of patients referred to the service in collaboration with other team members.


  • Main duties of the job

  • To conduct Biopsychosocial and risk assessments for individuals presenting in the Emergency Department with mental health needs at Addenbrookes Hospital.
  • Provide a high level of clinical expertise in the assertive management and assessment and care of patients presenting with mental health problems.
  • Ensure that care is based on the assessment of care needs, and includes a thorough risk assessment and risk management plan.
  • Ensure good communication with other members of the Liaison Psychiatry Service as well as general hospital staff about changes in care plans.
  • To liaise with other agencies caring for patients, including community mental health teams and GPs to provide clear plans for all patients, particularly frequent attending or high risk patients.
  • Utilise recent research findings in the advancement of best practice and in the delivery of an evidenced based service.
  • Engage in Liaison Psychiatry Service educational and training events to fulfil Requirements of clinical governance.
  • To organise and provide training in psychiatry, including mental health awareness to colleagues working in the acute trust.
  • To provide support and expert advice to colleagues involved in the care of patients with mental health problems and to develop systems to ensure that this support is available in a range of ways.
  • Ensure that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 and other statutory regulations are observed and implemented within a medical setting.


  • About us

    Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

    Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

    To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
    • To maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues in relation to both the specific client group and mental health.
    • To comply with the Professional Codes of Conduct and to be aware of changes in these. To maintain up to date knowledge of all relevant legislation and local policies and procedures implementing this.
    • To ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest standard and in accordance with currently quality initiatives within the work area.
    • To comply with all relevant Trust policies, procedures and guidelines, including those relating to Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Confidentiality of Information and to be aware of any changes in these.

    To comply at all times with the Trusts Information Governance related policies. Staffs are required to respect the confidentiality of information about staff, patients and Trust business and in particular the confidentiality and security of personal identifiable information in line with the Data Protection Act. All staff are responsible for ensuring that any data created by them is timely, comprehensive, accurate, and fit for the purposes for which it is intended.

    Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
    • Registered Mental Health Nurse or equivalent professional registration
    • Evidence of relevant post registration training and development.
    Desirable
    • Independent and supplementary Prescriber
    • Recognised training qualification
    • Mentor and mentorship training
    Experience Essential
    • Minimum 3 years post registration experience in working with people with mental health needs
    • Community and in-patient experience in mental health services
    • Considerable experience in the assessment and management of clinical risk
    • Experience in the planning and delivery of training and practice developments to staff
    • Experience of effective collaborative working
    • Evidence of ability to drive for results
    • Evidence of experience in service evaluation and improvements
    • Evidence of Interdisciplinary / multi-agency working experience
    Desirable
    • Clinical audits and research
    • Experience of working in Liaison Psychiatry
    • Experience working in an Emergency Department environment
    • Lived experience of mental health
    Skills/Abilities Essential
    • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
    • Competent IT skills including word, outlook, excel and power point
    • Ability to prioritise workload effectively, meeting expected deadlines
    • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
    • Advanced interpersonal skills demonstrating the ability to communicate and work with a wide range of professionals
    • Ability to influence others effectively
    • Ability to work autonomously and effectively under pressure
    • High level of self awareness, recognising own strength and limitations
    • Ability to manage change and deal with conflict / stressful situations
    • Effective negotiation skills
    • Ability to produce and present clear reports
    Knowledge/Understanding Essential
    • Advanced understanding of the mental health needs of adults
    • Specialist knowledge of person-centred care and its application
    • Specialist knowledge of psycho-social interventions and their appropriate use
    • Specialist knowledge of medication and the monitoring of its effect
    • Up to date knowledge of appropriate assessment scales
    • Good Knowledge of the policies and guidelines pertinent to the planning and delivery of care to adults with mental health needs
    • Awareness of the impact of the health economies on service planning and delivery
    • Knowledge of the recovery principles and its application to adults
    Desirable
    • Knowledge of practical application and use psychological therapies
    • Knowledge of improvement models and applications
    Physical requirements Essential
    • Ability to foster good interagency working
    • Ability to represent the team / service / Trust in a professional manner
    Other requirements Essential
    • Recognise peoples right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
    • Willingness to embrace integrated model and new ways of working
    • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude
    • Ability to travel independently
    • Ability to work flexibly


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    310-ASMH-4410670
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