Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner (RMN/OT/Social Worker)

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Burton upon Trent
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 - Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner

*Previous applicants need not apply*

Looking for a new opportunity to work in an organisation that will help you develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be? If so, you're in luck.

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has an opportunity to join our Liaison Psychiatry Team at Queens Hospital in Burton on Trent. We are an award-winning team and when you come to work with us, we will help you reach your full potential. Not only that, we will actively seek opportunities to share the great things you are doing, with others locally, regionally, and nationally.

You will join an extending Liaison Psychiatry Service provided by Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust, for all-age mental health presentations within the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) hospital sites - Queen's Hospital, Burton and the two community hospitals in Tamworth and Lichfield.

Your career with us will be enjoyable and rewarding as you develop specialist skills and make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable people in society.

It's a career that you can take pride in and enjoy, and together we can make life better for our communities.

Check out the videos below showcasing why you should grow your career here with us at MPFT:

Why Work for Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

Development and Progression Within Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

Main duties of the job

  • Provide specialist assessment and care planning in conjunction with service users and carers, evaluation of individual treatment plans and discharge planning.
  • Responsible for maintaining quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing of practice in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.
  • Supply, administer and monitor medications, complying with relevant Trust procedures (for example Patient Group Directions and Non-Medical Prescribing) and NMC Guidance.
  • Provide formulations based on patient's individual care needs; develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care. Effectively communicate these plans and any changes to the person, their family/carer and clinical colleagues active in their care.
  • Undertake skilled and robust risk assessments, and prepare clear and confident risk management plans. Deliver and promote positive risk taking, where appropriate, to improve quality of life and maximise occupational performance/independence.
  • Deliver a range of interventions in accordance with the agreed plan of care and Pathway guidance including pharmacological and psychologically informed interventions.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an award-winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

We pride ourselves on the services provided to support with the well-being of all our employees both physically and mentally and offer counselling support and lifestyle information. Opportunities for flexible working are also available depending on the role. We encourage career development provided by in house training programs and coaching support.

As part of our strong commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, we welcome applications from candidates who meet the specific criteria, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical and/or mental disability or offending background. We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

The main purpose of the role is to provide mental health assessment, risk assessment and treatment, with the primary focus of the work being the high quality assessment and treatment of patients presenting with a mental health issue within a physical healthcare setting, many of whom will have physical health conditions impacting upon their mental health.

Important aspects of the role also include (but not limited to) providing indirect patient care via formal and informal consultancy e.g. attending MDT meetings, offering opinions/advice, supporting informal and formal training for the acute Trust staff in relation to mental health and wellbeing, facilitating the timely and safe discharge of patients from the hospital, and enabling hospital staff to manage risks related to mental health in the acute environment.

What you will get:
  • An annual salary of up to £40,588 (37.5 hours per week) depending on experience
  • 35 - 41 days annual leave including bank holidays (depending on length of service)
  • Ongoing career development and training
  • NHS Pension Scheme one of the most comprehensive and generous schemes in the UK
  • Wellbeing support, such as access to the MPFT Staff Psychology Service, and additional wellbeing days, along with activities throughout the year
  • Annual recognition event recognising our employees who live and breathe our values
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Generous relocation packages available

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, a cycle to work scheme, an annual leave purchase scheme, and much more!

Things that you will have:
  • Registered Mental Health Practitioner / Nurse / OT / Social Worker
  • Professional education or qualification in psychological therapies, particularly CBT or solution-focused brief interventions
  • Strong team-working skills
  • A high level of self-motivation and a flexible approach
  • A positive attitude and be naturally caring and compassionate
  • A commitment to high-quality care and values and evidence-based practice
  • Excellent teamwork skills, and professionalism

Here at MPFT, we understand that for the perfect career opportunity, you may need to relocate. That's why we're offering an attractive amount of funding to help you make that move!

We want you to feel entirely supported, both in work and outside of it - and since Staffordshire is a fantastic location, why not let us help you make that move a reality.

Role is 24/7 365 days however flexibility will be given can do shift patterns 3 days on 4 off etc., travel is required within work hours across our two community Hospitals Lichfield and Tamworth

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A qualified and registered mental health practitioner (degree or equivalent, minimum diploma level) ie nurse, OT, social worker
Experience Essential
  • A minimum of two years post registration experience working in a variety of mental health settings, including working with patients in distress.
  • Experience of providing Liaison Psychiatry services previously.

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