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Senior Mental Health Liaison Practitioner - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Gloucester, GL1 3NN
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to be able a suitably qualified MH professional a full time Band 6 opportunity with GHCNHSFT Mental Health Liaison Team. The successful applicant will gain valuable Mental Health Liaison experience within a well respected and successful service.

You will become part of an established team, providing mental health assessment and care within both Gloucester Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals, working alongside other specialist practitioners and supported by the Consultants for Liaison Psychiatry.

Main duties of the job

  • Offer an assessment service to patients presenting at the emergency departments with a broad range of mental health and psychological problems, and 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 who have predominantly self-harmed
  • Assisting and supporting general hospital colleagues in making decisions about treatment and care in complex situations
  • Providing formal and informal education and clinical supervision to registered and unregistered staff
  • Representing mental health services within the Hospitals Trust.
  • 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

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Job description Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

Person Specification Clinical Experience Essential
  • Professional Health or Care Qualification (MHSW, SROT, RMHN, RNLD)
  • oDemonstrate clinical expertise in undertaking Self Harm assessments of adults and young people and/or adults oDemonstrate extensive experience of providing consultation/ training and advice to partner agencies
  • oProven knowledge and experience of providing effective therapeutic evidence based interventions for individuals following episodes of self -harm
  • oComprehensive knowledge of the MHA and Mental Capacity Act
  • oRecognised qualification in a specific model of therapy e.g. family therapy, CBT etc.
  • oSignificant proven post qualifying experience of working with adults and young people who may present with both physical and mental health needs.
  • oExperience of working in a general hospital setting
Professional Essential
  • Demonstrate experience in developing/providing and evaluating professional development and education to a diverse workforce
  • Demonstrate experience in working and supporting colleagues through the processes of change
  • Demonstrate experience in the mentorship of students
  • oAbility to participate in service development processes at a strategic level
  • Demonstrate experience and ability in the use of IT systems (including EPR)

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