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Mental Health Liaison Practitioner - Band 6 (Perm & FTC)

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum (pay award pending)
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Permanent & FTC, ( Secondment opportunity also available )

Please note: interviews can be flexible dates and offered face to face or on MS teams

An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Arden Mental Health Acute Team (AMHAT), a Psychiatric Liaison Service which works out of three Acute hospitals in Coventry, Nuneaton and Warwick.

We have been success in securing funding to recruit additional Band 6 clinicians to join our expanding multidisciplinary team to enhance our service in line with the NHS 5 year Forward View for Mental Health to achieve a CORE 24 service.

This will include in the near future develops into facilitating initial community follow- up in line with CORE 24 objectives.

We would particularly like to hear from Nurses and Social Workers with a background in Learning Disability and/or Older Adults Mental Health.

We are offering Face to Face or Remote interviews

Main duties of the job

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

We are going through a period of change and are looking for skilled, motivated and compassionate practitioners as we increase our hours of service and look to offer a more responsive and comprehensive service than ever before for people who attend A&E or are receiving care in a general hospital. You will need experience of working with people across a broad spectrum of mental disorders including people who self-harm or who are in mental health crisis or experiencing mental disorders associated with ageing.

Successful candidates will be joining our well established and supportive team of experienced practitioners Consultant Psychiatrists Clinical Support Workers and a clinical trainer to support new staff joining the team.

About us

The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

We are looking for practitioners with a registration in mental health nursing, social work or allied health professionals, you will need a demonstrable level of clinical experience, and to be an excellent communicator and a good team player. You will need to be passionate and committed to delivering a service to a high standard as well as being able to work in partnership with other teams and services including the Acute Trust hospitals.

AMHAT work 365 days a year and offer a 24 hour service to the Acute Trust hospitals. The Band 6 posts will require flexibility that reflects the service, that is, you will need to be able to works shift, weekends and nights.

Person Specification QUALIFICATION Essential
  • Current Professional Registration Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or comparable equivalent
  • Excellent written communications skills
  • Range of application of skills in different practice areas
  • Experience of working in mental health
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Experience of clinical risk assessment
OTHER Essential
  • Must hold a current driving licence and have independent means of transport.

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