Senior Mental Health Liaison Practitioner

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit dynamic Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners to join our All age Liaison Mental Health Service as part of our all age Core 24 team.

Main duties of the job

If you are a registered mental health professional with experience or who would like to develop into a role in assessing and supporting individuals of any age, either children and young people, working age or older adults and would like to be part of a growing and developing service we would like to hear from you. We are particularly interested in practitioners with experience of working with children and young people to support the development of this pathway within the team.

You will be able to undertake comprehensive mental health assessments and risk assessments, develop effective risk management plans, provide brief interventions and appropriately signpost and make onward referrals for individuals who come through the range of services within the general hospital. The role is extremely varied and provides a unique opportunity to develop skills across different service areas.

About us

The liaison mental health service offers a comprehensive range of mental health specialties within one multi-disciplinary team so that all individuals of any age with a suspected or actual mental health problem within the general hospital can be assessed, treated, signposted or referred appropriately regardless of presenting complaint, time of presentation or severity of condition. The service puts an emphasis on diversion and discharge from the emergency department and the facilitation of early but effective discharge from the acute hospital site.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Professional registration in health or social care with up to date accreditation.
  • Additional training relevant to the role.
  • experience in risk assessment
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of national legislation (including MHA and MCA), guidelines and evidence based practice relevant to role.
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and holistic assessment practices.
  • Knowledge of liaison role with Emergency Department / Medical wards and common issues and presentations.
Experience Essential
  • Post registration experience working in acute mental health services completing holistic assessments.
  • Experience in working with children/young people.
  • Working in a Crisis/A&E Liaison Team.
  • Leading/co-ordinating multi-disciplinary teamwork.
  • Experience working with patients with a range of physical health issues.
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Experience using holistic assessment approaches and complex risk management.
  • Excellent organisational, problem solving/prioritisation skills and able to work in a time pressured manner.
  • Leadership skills/abilities
Work Related Circumstances Essential
  • Flexible working across division if necessary.
  • Be able to work a range of shifts over a 24 hour, 7 day period on a rotational basis

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