Mental Health Liaison Nurse

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
BDCFT is looking for enthusiastic and innovative Band 6 Acute Liaison Psychiatry Service (ALPS) Mental Health Liaison Nurse to be an active part of a team of trained and competent professionals in liaison Mental Health, who deliver a timely and compassionate assessment which effectively sign postsservice users with mental health issues, presenting in our General Hospitals.

The successful applicants will need to be an excellent motivated practitioner, able to work within a General Hospital environment, respecting their views and methods, while simultaneously promoting Mental Health and collaborative working. In addition, close relationships and partnership working will be essential with other key stake holders such as the Voluntary Care Sector, Local Authority, Blue light services and above all the service users and their families.

Other key areas of work that the applicant will need to focus on are, trauma informed care, ensuring older adults receive an equitable service, creating safe and inclusive pathways for the intoxicated service user, a focus on the increased risks for Perinatal service users and linking in to key services to counter the impact of social deprivation.

The role will be toeffectively implement all the above, maintaining Trust values and a high enthusiasm for quality service delivery.

Main duties of the job

  • Job Purpose:

  • To provide a high standard of nursing care for service users within the Acute Community Services in Bradford and Airedale

    Mental Health Nurses working within the Acute Community Service provide clinical risk and mental health assessment, formulation and short-term contingency planning to service users presenting in the Accident and Emergency Departments who are in mental health crisis.

    Working within the community, Mental Health Nurses provide a range of face-to-face brief solution focused interventions empowering service users, carers and their families in decision making and signpost to a range of health and social care resources for support.

    There is the opportunity for placements within the Acute Community Services which includes Acute Liaison Psychiatry Service, Intensive Home Treatment and First Response Service. But this role is specific to our Acute Liaison Psychiatry Service, which are based the local General Hospitals

    Closing Date: 27th March 2023

    Shortlisting Date: 28th March 2023

    Interview Date: 3rd April 2023

    About us

    Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

    We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

    We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

    We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

    We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

    Additional cost of living payments for bands 1 - 7

    Increase mileage rates for > 3500

    A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

    A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

    Plus many more.

    We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

    BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    Please read the attached Job description and person specification for further details about this role.

    Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • Registered Mental Health Nurse/Occupational therapist/Social workers
    • Mental health care/treatment relevant to service.
    • Multi-agency working/working across service interfaces.
    • Working within a multicultural framework.
    • Teaching, training and/or supervision of clinical staff
    Experience Essential
    • Mental health care/treatment relevant to service area.
    • Relevant experience in acute mental health Nursing care.
    • Working with adults presenting in mental health crisis.

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