Mental Health Liaison Nurse

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Closing Date: 21/08/2022
Contract Permanent
Working Hours Full Time
Location Middlesbrough
Salary £39,027 Per Year
Company NHS Jobs

Job Description

Working closely with other professionals in the team, the post holders will work across traditional age barriers to provide a liaison service that is inclusive of all adults aged 18 and over, whilst being supported to develop expert skills in specific areas of liaison. This post will be supported by a clinical team consisting of psychiatrists, psychology, and associate nurse consultants. The service operates 7 days a week over 24 hours, therefore unsocial hours, including night duty is an expectation of this post. Part time candidates would also be considered

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse or Registered Learning Disability Nurse and have ENB 998 / C&G 730 or equivalent. Additionally you should have evidence of continual professional learning relevant to the post.

Experience with patients with Dementia and/or self harm behaviour, patients in crisis, and skills in CBT and Brief Solution Focused Therapy would be an advantage.

You will require excellent communication skills and be able to work under pressure.

About us

The Tees-wide Liaison Psychiatry Services operates across Teesside, supporting North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, by providing mental health assessment, advice, diagnosis, treatment and care planning to patients with complex needs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RNMH/RNLD current professional registration with NMC.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education (or must be achieved within agreed timescale).
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale).
  • Recognised sign-off mentor (or must be achieved within agreed timescale).

Desirable

  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area e.g. older people’s nursing, physical health conditions etc.
  • Non-medical prescriber

Experience

Essential

  • Recent and significant experience in the assessment and care of adults and older people with mental ill health.
  • Supporting/mentoring students on practice placement experience
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Quality improvement activities

Desirable

  • Leadership or management experience
  • Recent experience nursing across a range of settings e.g. acute hospitals, mental health units, care homes etc and including adults and older people.

Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for patients in the designated field including specialist knowledge of co-morbidity (physical and mental health) in relation to acute and chronic conditions.
  • Detailed understanding of adult/child Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice

Desirable

  • The Trust’s Quality Improvement System (QIS)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

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