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Specialist Older Adults Liaison Practitioner

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,574 to £49,587 a year Finge HCAS
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Psychiatric Liaison Services provide high quality mental health care to people in people in 5 district general hospitals across Surrey. (Guildford, Frimley, Chertsey, Redhill and Epsom).

An exciting opportunity at Frimley Park Hospital PLS for someone who is has expertise and experience in mental health assessment, care planning, crisis management and partner working for older adults.

Who has particular experience in working with individuals with dementia and their carers.

Has a positive attitude to service improvement and development and can enthusiastically engage partners, provide training and support the development of other staff.

Enjoys teaching and training and is willing to provide supervision to colleagues specific to the assessment and treatment of people with dementia and older people with functional mental illness.

When applying, please clarify which service you would prefer to be interviewed for. Guildford, Frimley, Chertsey, Redhill or Epsom.

Main duties of the job

To undertake initial assessments and follow up reviews of older people presenting with mental health issues or a possible dementia at Frimley Park Hospital

To deliver teaching and training to both Frimley Park Hospital staff and to SABP colleague

To support relevant audits and quality improvement initiatives within the liaison service

To work collaboratively with the service manager and MDT to develop outstanding liaison psychiatry services.

To engage staff and external partners positively and constructively, in line with the Trusts Clinical and Commercial strategy, supporting the Trusts Vision and Value

To support the service manager and clinicians in the liaison service with the development of sustainable service improvements in line with national specifications, local implementation requirements

To promote and encourage multi-dimensional and multi-cultural aspects of assessment and treatment

To promote equitable access to services for older adults and parity of esteem for those experiencing mental and physical health difficulties
  • To support clinical improvement with a strong emphasis on integrated MDT working and the development of person centred care
  • To deputise for the service manager as required
  • To work as part of a daytime rota 7 days per week with flexibility to travelling across sites and services as required.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description for more details for the Role of Senior Older Adult Mental Health practitioner

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Sound experience of working with working age & older people with a variety of mental health issues for at least 5 years
  • Demonstrable expertise in complex assessment of people with both mental and physical health issues
  • Demonstrable ability to develop practical innovations and approaches to issues and complex problems.
  • Proven ability to support Change management and Service Redesign
  • In depth awareness of liaison psychiatry and National agendas for the development of liaison services
  • Expertise and experience in supervision and supporting the growth of other staff.
  • Proven ability to provide training and education regarding mental health and complex clinical topics
  • Proven track record of building positive relationships with partner agencies.
Qualifications Essential
  • Clinical qualification at Diploma level or above in Mental Health nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Psychology with evidence of transferable mental health skills and practice.
  • Registration with a registered body is essential.
  • Post qualification training to degree level is desirable but not essential.

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