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Senior Mental Health Liaison Practitioner (Nights)

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to offer to a suitably qualified mental health professional a substantive contract appointment with GHCNHSFT Mental Health Liaison Team.

You will become part of an established and well-respected team, providing mental health assessment and care within Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, working alongside other specialist practitioners and supported by the Consultants for Liaison Psychiatry.

The Mental Health Liaison Team consists of 4 sub teams, Working Age Adult 16 & 17, 18 - 65, Older People 65+, Alcohol Liaison 18+ and Children and Young People 11 - 15yrs; Community Hospitals MH Liaison, Liaison Psychiatry Consultants, and a Lead Nurse.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible, team player with a natural empathy for people who experience mental health problems to join our friendly, professional and busy Mental Health Liaison Team.

NB: The successful applicant may be required to work outside of these hours depending on need.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

Main duties of the job

You will participate in the provision of a responsive, needs-led mental health assessment and short-term intervention service to people presenting to the General Hospital following an episode of mental distress, mental illness and/or self harm and signposting to other support services if needed.

There will also be a teaching, education and support role, assisting non-mental health staff to respond to mental health needs more effectively.

You will hold a registered mental health qualification and be able to demonstrate post registration experience at Band 5 or above. You will need to provide evidence of continual professional development.

The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills, good communication skills, be IT literate and work across a multitude of clinical systems, RIO, e-Roster, Trakcare, Sunrise. You will be responsible for handling highly confidential information.

There is an emphasis on continued professional development, as well as grant opportunities for qualifications and various apprenticeships; the Trust offers many opportunities to develop and progress.

About us

Trust/NHS benefits including parking permits, pensions, incremented salary banding, staff discounts and so much more!

We really are different; we are a mental health team based in the Acute Hospital which means we have to work hard at making mental healthcare a priority in a general healthcare setting.

It's challenging, it's exciting and we want like-minded people to join us. If you think that's you, you're able to work on your own initiative and would like the challenge of working in a very busy team, take a look at the job specification.

Job description Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a Veteran Aware Trust, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right-hand side, titled Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance.

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Person Specification essential Essential
  • Professional Health or Care Qualification (MHSW, SROT, RMHN, RNLD)
  • Post registration training/experience in delivering specific interventions applicable to Formal Teaching and Assessing Certificate / Qualification
  • oProven knowledge and experience of providing effective therapeutic evidence based interventions for individuals following episodes of self -harm
  • oComprehensive knowledge of the MHA and Mental Capacity Act
  • oExperience of working in a general hospital setting
  • oExperience in service development
  • oLeadership Qualification (e.g ELO, ILM)
Clinical Skills Essential
  • oKnowledge of key areas of mental health liaison work and the core skills required
  • oExtensive knowledge of a variety of approaches to assessment of mental health and associated treatments
  • oKnowledge of the clinical and demographic risk factors associated with suicide and self-harm

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