Psychiatry Liaison Practitioner

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£38,768 to £46,124 a year per annum inclusive of HCA
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Homerton Psychological Medicine is the Mental Health Liaison Service for the Homerton University Hospital. We're excited to be offering opportunities for Band 6 Liaison Nurse/Social Worker to join this highly skilled and successful team.

The post holder will be based in the Emergency Department assessing service users in an emergency setting, devising and implementing care, as well as assessing patients on the general acute wards of the Homerton University Hospital. Part of the role will also involve teaching to general adult healthcare staff. The post involves shift work, covering 24/7 on a rota basis.

If you're creative, innovative, recovery-focused and eager to develop your knowledge and skills, then we'd love you to work with us.

Main duties of the job

  • To carry out the initial assessments of a person in a mental health crisis within the agreed KPIs
  • To effectively risk assess service users using Risk Assessment frameworks
  • To report all relevant information to the referring agent and keep them informed of the service users progress
  • To assess, plan, set goals with the service user, carers and families; implement and evaluate care using psycho-social interventions and skills to meet individual needs
  • To actively support the person in crisis in self-management of their symptoms through the formation of their care plans
  • To act as crisis coordinator for service users and undertake referrals to other services.

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

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • oRegistered Mental Health Nurse, Registered Social Worker
  • oCurrent Professional Registration
  • oMentorship Preparation or equivalent
  • oRecognized post registration training
  • oCBT and/or brief intervention /solution focused therapy and /or motivational interviewing or willingness to undertake
  • oRisk assessment and management training or willingness to undertake
  • oEvidence of continual professional development
Experience Essential
  • oSubstantial post qualification experience in the field of mental health crisis
  • oPrevious experience at working autonomously
  • oExperience of working in a multidisciplinary mental health team
  • oExperience of working in a multi-cultural environment and of ensuring that nursing practice is culturally sensitive
  • oExtensive and demonstrable experience of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care
  • oEssential and demonstrable experience of writing concise and clear clinical reports
  • oExperience of contributing to the development of new services preferably in mental health

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