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Mental Health Practitioner (RNMH / SW / OT)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Vacancies have arisen for Band 6 Mental Health professionals to join the Mental Health Liaison Team (MHLT) at the Royal Derby Hospital (RDH). We would welcome applications from RNMH, Social Workers or Occupational Therapists (HCPC registered).

The MHLT is accredited with the Psychiatric Liaison Accreditation Network (PLAN), which is considered a sign of excellence amongst Liaison Teams. Its activities have been described as a leading light in service provision.

The MHLT covers a wide range of areas including working age adults, older age psychiatry and alcohol/substance misuse. We are a well-established and well-respected team within the RDH. We are a full multidisciplinary team including Clinical Leads in each area, Consultant Psychiatrists, a Clinical Psychologist, Specialist Mental Health Pharmacist and an experienced team of Band 6 Nurses.

The team embrace daily supervision, sharing of risks and ongoing education. We are an integrated service for patients within the Emergency Department (ED) at RDH, as well as providing assessment and care planning for inpatients in the general hospital setting.

We receive a range of referrals including self harm assessments, support with challenging behaviours, psychiatric disorders, suicidal patients, dementia and delirium assessments, to name a few. We welcome experienced practitioners to apply who ideally have experience in psychosocial assessments and positive risk taking whilst being supported and supervised by the team.

Main duties of the job

As an MHLT Clinician you would provide high quality evidence based and person centred assessment and care-planning for individuals referred either from the ED or wards at the RDH to the MHLT for assessment and care planning and safety planning.

You would provide strong leadership, ensuring evidence-based practice is delivered to improve the quality of and shape responsive services.

You would be responsible for establishing operational and service mechanisms that support safe high quality care throughout the twenty-four hour period.

You would present a professional image of the MHLT , promoting a positive image to service users, carers and the community as a whole of our team and service.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click ON APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site, you will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Are you motivated, forward-thinking and keen to develop and provide mental health assessments in an acute hospital environment?

Do you like the challenge of working within a fast paced, varied and rewarding environment?

Do you have an interest in the assessment and treatment of individuals with:

Alcohol and/or substance misuse difficulties,

Older adult functional and organic mental health presentations (including memory assessment in dementia) and Delirium assessment and management.

Adult mental health difficulties, suicidal ideation and/or self- harm.

As a Band 6 MHLT Clinician you will require excellent assessment skills in the above areas. You should also have the ability to engage and connect with patients and staff in an acute physical healthcare setting.Your risk assessment and safety assessment skills and the ability to take considered positive risk taking choices will enable you to work creatively and collaboratively with people in crisis. You will have excellent communication skills, the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team and demonstrating sensitivity to working within an Acute Hospital setting.

We are particularly keen to receive applications from professionals with experience working with older adults with illnesses of old age. If that is you then we welcome your application.

Training and supervision will be given to develop skills in the other clinical areas that you may not be experienced in and may need to develop.

Support, training, coaching, mentoring and reflective practice are intrinsic to how we treat our clinicians. We are a team that values values curiosity, discussion and critical thinking and the development of abilities.

We have a very strong commitment to education, research and as well as staff development, we participate in the teaching and training of nurses and other health professionals throughout the RDH.

Within this role there is a requirement to work on a 24/7 shift rotation.

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation, interviews may be done over video call.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RNMH, Social Worker or OT (HCPC Registered Practitioner)
  • Educated to Diploma/Degree Level (i.e. Dip HE MH Nursing/Social Work/Occupational Therapy)
  • Mentorship
Experience Essential
  • Post qualifying experience in speciality area (recent and relevant)
  • Liaison Experience
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrable experience in either: Adult Mental Health; Older Adults; Alcohol/Substance Misuse, (recent and relevant post registration clinical expertise)
  • Demonstrate leadership skills such as motivation, facilitation, mentorship.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise Risk/Safety Assessment and Management skills.

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