Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Ashford
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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It's a challenging and rewarding service to work in, and we need the best quality of candidates to help us grow our service further into a 24 hour service

Mental Health Nurses & Occupational Therapists encouraged to apply.

You will be a confident and experienced mental health clinician, who will work across the acute general hospital to provide mental health assessments, care, advice and training to both the Emergency Departments and in-patient wards.

You will be able to meet the assessment and formulation needs of both working age adults and older adults and have a good insight into your training needs to fulfill this role.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills that you will use to facilitate high quality mental health assessments, and to build good working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

You will be committed to the parity of esteem agenda, and work closely with both physical and mental health clinicians to ensure a seamless delivery of care.

It is a 24 hour service 7 days a week at the William Harvey Hospital

In return for the above, we offer real commitment to your professional development, and regular supervision within a supportive working environment.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

Work as part of a psychiatric liaison team providing a liaison and assessment service 7 days per week that will involve working unsocial hours and public holidays.

Offer an assessment service to patients aged 18+ (with no upper age limit) presenting at the general hospital with a broad range of mental health and psychological problems, and diagnosed psychiatric illnesses.

Provide a mental health consultation, liaison and advice service throughout the departments.

Deliver a range of evidence based psychosocial interventions to individual patients as required.

Assist and supporting general hospital colleagues in making decisions about treatment and care in complex situations.

Provide formal and informal education and case consultation to registered and unregistered staff.

Represent mental health services within the Hospitals.

Provide a communication structure between secondary mental health services, primary care and non-statutory services, as a means of ensuring the highest possible standards of patient care.

In return for the above, we offer real commitment to your professional development, and regular supervision within a supportive working environment.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To work as part of a psychiatric liaison team providing a liaison and assessment service 7 days per week that will involve working unsocial hours and public holidays.
  • Offer an assessment service to patients aged 18+ (with no upper age limit) presenting at the general hospital with a broad range of mental health and psychological problems, and diagnosed psychiatric illnesses.
  • Providing a mental health consultation, liaison and advice service throughout the departments.
  • Delivering a range of evidence based psychosocial interventions to individual patients as required.
  • Assisting and supporting general hospital colleagues in making decisions about treatment and care in complex situations.
  • Providing formal and informal education and case consultation to registered and unregistered staff.
  • Representing mental health services within the Hospitals.
  • Providing a communication structure between secondary mental health services, primary care and non-statutory services, as a means of ensuring the highest possible standards of patient care.

Please see job description for full details.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Registered Professional Qualification
  • 12 months post qualification experience
Desirable
  • Qualified Mentor
Knowledge Essential
  • Up to date knowledge of national and local guildance relevant to Liaison Psychiatry Service
Desirable
  • Service development
Assessment Essential
  • Robust Mental Health Needs assessment including risk, mental state and formulation
Desirable
  • Expereince in older adult assessment


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