Band 6 – Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner *Previous applicants need not apply*
Looking for a new opportunity to work in an organisation that will help you develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be? If so, you're in luck.
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has an opportunity to join our Liaison Psychiatry Team at Queens Hospital in Burton on Trent. We are an award-winning team and when you come to work with us, we will help you reach your full potential. Not only that, we will actively seek opportunities to share the great things you are doing, with others locally, regionally, and nationally.
As an experienced Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner from the NHS or private sector, you'll join a team that works in close partnership with Staffordshire Police and Mental Health Services, and you’ll join a Trust that puts people at the heart of what we do.
You will join an extending Liaison Psychiatry Service provided by Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust, for all-age mental health presentations within the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) hospital sites – Queen’s Hospital, Burton and the two community hospitals in Tamworth and Lichfield.
The main purpose of the role is to provide mental health assessment, risk assessment and treatment, with the primary focus of the work being the high quality assessment and treatment of patients presenting with a mental health issue within a physical healthcare setting, many of whom will have physical health conditions impacting upon their mental health.
Important aspects of the role also include (but not limited to) providing indirect patient care via formal and informal consultancy e.g. attending MDT meetings, offering opinions/advice, supporting informal and formal training for the acute Trust staff in relation to mental health and wellbeing, facilitating the timely and safe discharge of patients from the hospital, and enabling hospital staff to manage risks related to mental health in the acute environment.
Your career with us will be enjoyable and rewarding as you develop specialist skills and make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable people in society.
It's a career that you can take pride in and enjoy, and together we can make life better for our communities. What you will get:
An annual salary of up to £40,588 (37.5 hours per week) depending on experience
35 - 41 days annual leave – including bank holidays(depending on length of service)
Ongoing career development and training
NHS Pension Scheme – one of the most comprehensive and generous schemes in the UK
Wellbeing support, such as access to the MPFT Staff Psychology Service, and additional wellbeing days, along with activities throughout the year
Annual recognition event recognising our employees who live and breathe our values
Flexible working opportunities
Generous relocation packages available
There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, a cycle to work scheme, an annual leave purchase scheme, and much more!Things that you will have:
What you will be doing:
- Registered Mental Health Practitioner / Nurse / OT / Social Worker
- Professional education or qualification in psychological therapies, particularly CBT or solution-focused brief interventions
- Strong team-working skills
- A high level of self-motivation and a flexible approach
- A positive attitude and be naturally caring and compassionate
- A commitment to high-quality care and values and evidence-based practice
- Excellent teamwork skills, and professionalism
- Provide specialist assessment and care planning in conjunction with service users and carers, evaluation of individual treatment plans and discharge planning.
- Responsible for maintaining quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing of practice in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.
- Supply, administer and monitor medications, complying with relevant Trust procedures (for example Patient Group Directions and Non-Medical Prescribing) and NMC Guidance.
- Provide formulations based on patient's individual care needs; develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care. Effectively communicate these plans and any changes to the person, their family/carer and clinical colleagues active in their care.
- Undertake skilled and robust risk assessments, and prepare clear and confident risk management plans. Deliver and promote positive risk taking, where appropriate, to improve quality of life and maximise occupational performance/independence.
- Deliver a range of interventions in accordance with the agreed plan of care and Pathway guidance including pharmacological and psychologically informed interventions.
Here at MPFT, we understand that for the perfect career opportunity, you may need to relocate. That's why we're offering an attractive amount of funding to help you make that move!
We want you to feel entirely supported, both in work and outside of it - and since Staffordshire is a fantastic location, why not let us help you make that move a reality.
Role is 24/7 – 365 days however flexibility will be given – can do shift patterns 3 days on 4 off etc., travel is required within work hours across our two community Hospitals Lichfield and Tamworth**Please take a look at our video in the links attached to see why you should come and work for us**
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