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Mental Health Liaison Nurse

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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To work effectively within a multidisciplinary team setting, across sites in the community, service user's homes, support agencies and hospital sites. The post is rotational between Assessment Services, Home Treatment Team, Psychiatric Liaison Services and Acute Adult In-patient Services. To provide a high quality of care to individuals with complex mental health and social problems. He /she will manage a group of service users within the guidelines of the Care Programmed Approach. To provide Clinical Supervision to junior staff. To be actively involved in the promotion and implementation of the KSF framework with a commitment to annual development reviews and continuous development of the Service/Individuals. Take a lead role in the day to day running of the team/service delivery. Shift working across 24hrs, 7 days a week.
Main duties of the job

We are currently looking to recruit a qualified RMN to join our mental health liaison team.

You will become part of a developing service, providing mental health assessment and care within the general hospitals in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

The mental health liaison team provides responsive mental health assessment and support to the emergency department and inpatient wards for patients from age 18 upwards, including older adults.

If you would like to be part of an exciting PLAN accredited multi disciplinary service, and have a track record of enthusiasm and a commitment to the development of nursing practice and service development, then we are very keen to hear from you.

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

You will hold a sound working knowledge of common mental health disorders, the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act. A sound knowledge of the interface between physical and mental health is essential as well as experience of working with older adults, in any setting.

You must have very good communication and interpersonal skills. You must be confident and motivated, flexible and be able to show initiative in an environment which can be demanding.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description Job responsibilities



To effectively manage a group of service users, including the allocation of visits and assessments.

Actively participate in the setting, monitoring and maintenance of standards of care within Unsheduled Care.

Adhere to Trust Policies and Procedures.

When appropriate, delegate clinical work to junior staff, while maintaining clinical responsibility.

To assist, coordinate and participate in the education of learners.

Provide statistical information in accordance with service demands.

Contribute to the continued development and improvement of the service.

Through KSF/ regular appraisal/ performance review, maintain and promote own professional development.

Undertake regular clinical supervision of own caseload, and provide clinical supervision to junior staff.


To be able to conduct assessments, planned service delivery as part of a Care and Treatment Plan and a formulated risk assessment.

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care, in conjunction with the patient, carers, multi-disciplinary teams and other agencies.

Ensure that appropriate action is taken when the nature of an individuals illness is such that there is a likelihood of self-harm or injury to others.Provide advice within own clinical area and to other services and agencies, to include patients, carers and relatives.

Ensure that all patients have an up to date Risk Assessment in accordance with Local Policy.

Collaborate with patients to provide therapeutic interventions by means of assessment and ongoing treatment. Design individual care plans in line with risk assessment and psychosocial needs and physical health care needs reflecting the patients personnel goals and aspirations.

Undertake assessments of clients with complex mental health problems identifying appropriate care pathway.

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 Essential
  • Registered RMN
  • Post qualifying studies
Experience Essential
  • Minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience
  • Autonomous practitioner
  • Experience of working in a variety of MH teams/departments
Skills Essential
  • Risk assessment skills
  • Good understanding of MH Act and MC Act
  • Good understanding of the implications of physical conditions on a persons MH
  • Empathtic approach to patients needs
  • Teaching experience
  • Involved in quality improvement projects
Supervision Essential
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of mentoring students
Conitnuing Professional Development Essential
  • Demonstrates involvement in regular and recent CPD activities
  • Demonstrates they are a reflective practitioner
  • Have an up to date mandatory training record
Team Working Essential
  • Demonstrates positive team working skills
  • Experience of MDT working and understanding roles of different disciplines

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