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Mental Health Liaison Nurse

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Middlesbrough
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Old Age
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Working closely with other professionals in the team, the post holders will work across traditional age barriers to provide a liaison service that is inclusive of all adults aged 18 and over, whilst being supported to develop expert skills in specific areas of liaison. This post will be supported by a clinical team consisting of psychiatrists, psychology, and associate nurse consultants. The service operates 7 days a week over 24 hours, therefore unsocial hours, including night duty is an expectation of this post. Part time candidates would also be considered.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse or Registered Learning Disability Nurse and have ENB 998 / C&G 730 or equivalent. Additionally you should have evidence of continual professional learning relevant to the post.

Experience with patients with Dementia and/or self harm behaviour, patients in crisis, and skills in CBT and Brief Solution Focused Therapy would be an advantage.

You will require excellent communication skills and be able to work under pressure.

About us

The Tees-wide Liaison Psychiatry Services operates across Teesside, supporting North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, by providing mental health assessment, advice, diagnosis, treatment and care planning to patients with complex needs.

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious


Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RNMH, current professional registration with NMC.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education (or must be achieved within agreed timescale).
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale).
  • Recognised sign-off mentor (or must be achieved within agreed timescale).
Desirable
  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area e.g. older people's nursing, physical health conditions etc.
  • Non-medical prescriber
Experience Essential
  • Recent and significant experience in the assessment and care of adults and older people with mental ill health.
  • Supporting/mentoring students on practice placement experience
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Quality improvement activities
Desirable
  • Leadership or management experience
  • Recent experience nursing across a range of settings e.g. acute hospitals, mental health units, care homes etc and including adults and older people.
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for patients in the designated field including specialist knowledge of co-morbidity (physical and mental health) in relation to acute and chronic conditions.
  • Detailed understanding of adult/child Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice
Desirable
  • The Trust's Quality Improvement System (QIS)


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