Senior Liasion Nurse Practitioner

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,036 to £55,049 a year Per annum inc HCA
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Department of Psychological Medicine based at the highly prestigious Royal London Hospital for two skilled Band 7 Liaison Nurse Practitioners.

The team works with both adult and older adult patient groups so well established clinical knowledge, skills and experience in either of these areas of patient care would be required.

You will work as part of a 24/7 rota and would be required as part of the role to work generically across the adult and older adult age range, we are looking to recruit 1 post to work in Accident and Emergency and 1 post to work on the wards at the Royal London Hospital.

You will need to be flexible, hardworking, proactive, organised, and committed to delivering high standards of care and have excellent interpersonal and assessment skills.

We will offer you support development, a positive and varied learning environment and an opportunity to be part of a dynamic, committed and forward thinking team.

This role will challenge and test your resilience, knowledge, skills and time management but will reward you with job satisfaction, development in all areas of mental health care and a platform to really make a positive difference to the care of people with mental health problems in an acute general hospital setting.

Main duties of the job

Be responsible for the full mental health assessment of care needs of patientspresenting with a wide variety of clinical conditions within the EmergencyDepartment and the acute hospital. Following this, the post-holder will beresponsible for development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of carewithout supervision, unless otherwise indicated.2. Have freedom to act, particularly, but not exclusively, around discharge and followupin line with the MHLS service key performance indicators on discharge. In doingso, they will at all times, work closely with members of the MHLS team andorganisations and teams as appropriate to the needs of the patient and within theset timeframes.3. On a secondary basis, provide a comprehensive consultation-liaison service to theother medical teams and individual clinicians, particularly assisting them developplans of care and make complex decisions in cases where patients over the age of 16years are exhibiting complex psychosocial needs and/or challenging behaviours.4. Take an active role in contributing to meeting the MHLS service key performanceindicators as specified in the service specification.

Provide independent judgement and advice on complex facts and situations, for example with regards to gatekeeping, which can be conflicting and multi-dimensionaland where expert opinion may differ, or some information may be unavailable.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description Job responsibilities

Please could you kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification Education and Training Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Current Professional Registration
  • ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Evidence of continual professional development
  • Recognised post graduate qualifications in a specialist area of adult or older adult mental health
Experience Essential
  • Substantial post qualification experience in the field of adult and/or older adult
  • Previous experience at working at senior level
  • Previous experience at working autonomously
  • Previous experience of working in an acute hospital emergency department
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary mental health team
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and of ensuring that nursing practice is culturally sensitive
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Extensive and demonstrable experience of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care, particularly in an acute care or older adult community setting
  • Essential and demonstrable experience of writing concise and clear clinical reports
  • Experience of teaching and assessing in specialist mental health adult and/or older adult settings
  • Experience of developing or contributing to the development of new services preferably in mental health
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to promote the rights, responsibilities and recovery of adults and/or older adults with mental health problems
  • Demonstrate a full understanding of the key issues and priorities relating to the provision of liaison mental health services in an acute hospital for aged 16 years and over
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the expectations, pressures and demands of an acute inner city hospital, wards and Registered care homes.
  • current legislation and policy pertaining to the provision of mental health services in all settings including the Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005, NHS and Community Care Act 1990, Human Rights Act 1998
  • expertise and practical experience of a full range of therapeutic nursing skills and approaches to people with mental health problems aged 16 years and above
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge, understanding and practical experience of risk assessment and risk management
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of child and adult protection issues
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of clinical governance and the provision of evidenced based care
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding and commitment to implementing the Equal Opportunities policy
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research and audit
  • Demonstrate well developed and confident professional nursing skills
  • Demonstrate skills in providing effective nursing leadership
  • Demonstrate skills in managing and leading members of a multidisciplinary team to ensure staff are supported in a rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrate skills in providing structured and focused supervision and consultation
  • Demonstrate skills in managing the performance of staff under their supervision
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrate an ability to make balanced clinical judgments and decisions
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills incl. verbal, written and, electronic
  • Demonstrate skills in audit and research
  • Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with colleagues from a range of different professional backgrounds and across professional and organisational boundaries
Other Essential
  • Demonstrate a genuine commitment to mental health practice for ages 16 years and over
  • Demonstrate a genuine commitment to providing person centred/individualised care
  • Demonstrate a high level of self awareness

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