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Liaison Psychiatry Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for pat time)
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Rapid Response Liaison Psychiatry MHSOP service based at Kings Mill hospital is offering a substantive Band 6 Liaison Nurse post for an organised, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who has excellent communication skills, a flexible approach to work and are committed to working with older adults.

These posts are subject to National NHS T&Cs, paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during nights, weekends and bank holidays and we offer a Golden Hello payment of £2,750 to new starters with the Trust in this role (payable in instalments over a 2 year period)
Main duties of the job

The Liaison Psychiatry service for older adults seeks to deliver a comprehensive, integrated liaison psychiatry service for people over the age of 65 in all departments of Kings Mill Hospital, Newark General and Mansfield and Ashfield Community Hospitals. It provides a year round proactive supportive service to our acute colleagues to facilitate the best possible care to those presenting with mental health conditions such as dementia, acute confusion and delirium.

A core requirement of our service is to provide training and education to our acute hospital colleagues and it is expected that the successful applicant will take an active role in this.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

The Liaison Psychiatry team is PLAN accredited which is an exciting and nationally recognised process and we would welcome the successful applicant to continue to support this process.

If you feel you have the attributes necessary to contribute to this dynamic and highly experienced team and would like the opportunity to work within this challenging environment we would welcome your application.

Person Specification
  • Professional mental health nursing qualification
  • Current NMC registration

Further Training
  • Evidence of further training within mental health/psychiatry

  • ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Clinical supervision course

Work Experience
  • Experience of working within an MDT
  • Recent experience with older adult mental health

  • Community Mental Health experience working with Older People with Mental Health problems
  • Recent experience of working within Liaison Psychiatry Services

  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Effective time management and organisational skills
  • IT skills
  • Effective teaching skills

  • Clinical supervision skills
  • Caseload management

Disposition attributes
  • Focused on learning and professional development
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Caring and compassionate
  • Reliable and conscientious
  • Patient and calm in times of stress

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