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Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year p.a.
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Bournemouth Liaison Psychiatry service is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner to join their team.

The role of the liaison psychiatry team is to provide assessments and support to service users referred to our services by the general hospital wards.

You will need excellent communicate and interpersonal skills as you will be required to work effectively with both the multidisciplinary team, our acute colleagues based in the general hospital, other mental health services and external supporting agencies.

If this sounds like you then please read on and call to discuss any questions you may have. We welcome visits from potential applicants.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

If this new challenge sounds appealing and you wish to ask further questions before applying, please contact Louise Emeny-Senior.

The successful applicant will be offered a comprehensive induction period before starting out in the role.

Main duties of the job

The Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner role within the team is varied, therefore we are looking for someone who is adaptable and able to manage the fast paced unpredictable nature of this role.

You will need to be confident in your risk assessment skills and be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the legislation, polices and guidance which underpin our clinical practice.

You will be required to work autonomously, therefore clinical skills and experience relating to crisis management and assessment are essential.

In return you will be part of a continued developing service which is currently accredited by PLAN. You will be involved in team meetings, case presentations, reflective practice and receive regular group and individual supervision. You will have the opportunity to attend courses which support your individual development and growth as a practitioner in line with the appraisal process.

This is a full time role, 37.5 hours per week and we will consider condensed shifts.The service a 24/7 service, therefore you will need to be flexible and be able to work with shift patterns which include weekends, nights and public holidays.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification Knowledge, skills and training Essential
  • ENB 998 or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification. Ability to act as practice supervisor / assessor or equivalent
  • Clinical Supervision training
  • Qualification in Psychosocial Interventions/CBT/DBT/Other
Job specific experience Essential
  • Significant post registration experience working with clients with severe and enduring mental illness
  • Experience of assessing, planning and implementing programmes of care, particularly in an acute or community setting
  • Community Mental Health Team experience or equivalent (Home treatment team, PICU, forensic, Older people (dementia), Psychiatric assessment unit)
Information technology Essential
  • Able to use IT systems with ease including (but not limited to) MS word, Teams, Excel and PDF.
  • Basic skills and knowledge of information technology for example - use of patient administration systems, email and word documents.
Personal qualities and attributes Essential
  • Able to provide the experience and evidence of working in a busy and high pressured environment. Ability to prioritise and work with multiple members of the MDT when facilitating discharge plans
  • Minimum 1 year post qualifying experience with clear evidence of the ability to lone work and make autonomous decisions relating to patient care.

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