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Mental Health Practitioner / Clinical Nurse Specialist

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a highly regarded and established team based at Hinchingbrooke Hospital Liaison Psychiatry Team.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Clinical Nurse Specialist or Social Worker to join our Psychiatric Liaison Team.

We are particularly keen to hear from applicants with experience of working with older adults.

Main duties of the job

To assist in the delivery of a high-quality Liaison Psychiatry Service within Hinchingbrooke Hospital in keeping with the visions and values of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

This post is part of the Liaison Service at Hinchingbrooke Hospital whichhas close links with the broader mental health services provided by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

There are wide-ranging opportunities for training and development both within CPFT and Liaison Psychiatry.

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 conduct Biopsychosocial and risk assessments for individuals presenting in the Emergency Department with mental health problems and admitted to inpatient wards at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
  • Provide a high level of clinical expertise in the assertive management andassessment 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.
  • Engage in Liaison Psychiatry Service educational and training events to fulfil requirements of clinical governance.
  • 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.
  • Disseminate relevant research via training and publication and advise others on the implications for practice of research findings.
  • Identify and be responsive to the diverse cultural, social and spiritual needs of all patients.
  • Identify and intervene proactively in situations that contribute to an unsafe environment for patients, visitors and staff.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse or equivalent professional registration including Social Work
  • Evidence of relevant post registration training and development
  • Independent and supplementary Prescriber
  • Recognised training qualification
  • Mentor and mentorship training
Experience Essential
  • Experience in working with people with mental health needs
  • Experience in community and in-patient experience in mental health services
  • Experience in the planning and delivery of training and practice developments to staff
  • Evidence of Interdisciplinary / multi-agency working experience
  • Clinical audits and research
  • 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 PowerPoint
  • Ability to prioritise workload effectively, meeting expected deadlines
  • Ability to manage change and deal with conflict / stressful situations
  • 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
  • Awareness of the impact of the health economies on service planning and delivery
Physical Requirements Essential
  • Ability to foster good interagency working
  • Ability to represent the team / service / Trust in a professional manner
Other Essential
  • Positive approach to older people
  • Ability to travel independently
  • Ability to work flexibly

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