Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner

Dartford, Kent, England
DA1 1JW
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust £ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
24 Nov 2021
Closes
23 Dec 2021

Job Description

Job overview

A substantive post in our liaison psychiatry team at Darent Valley Hospital. Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Social Workers encouraged to apply. We encourage applications from committed hardworking experienced mental health clinicians who will work across the acute general hospital to provide mental health assessments, care, advice and training to both the Emergency Departments and in-patient wards.
You will expected to meet the assessment and formulation needs of both working age adults and older adults. The role can be challenging and diverse for the clinician and gives a range of opportunities to develop. You will work independently and as part of a team and will have the availability of clinical discussion and joint thinking is encouraged to ensure the best decisionsare made for individuals using the service.

Main duties of the job

We are a 24 hour service including public holidays and weekends. You will be expected to work a shift pattern on the following shifts dependant of the service needs

Offer an assessment service to patients aged 18+ presenting at the general hospital with a broad range of mental health and psychological problems, and diagnosed psychiatric illnesses

Provide a mental health consultation, liaison and advice service throughout the departments

Deliver a range of evidence based psychosocial interventions to individual patients as required

Assist and support general hospital colleagues in making decisions about treatment and care in complex situations

Provide formal and informal education and case consultation to registered and unregistered staff

Representing mental health services within the Hospitals

Provide a communication structure between secondary mental health services, primary care and non-statutory services, as a means of ensuring the highest possible standards of patient care

Working for our organisation

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role.

Person specificationQualificationEssential criteria
  • Registered Professional Qualification
  • 12 months post qualification experience

Desirable criteria
  • Qualified Mentor


KnowledgeEssential criteria
  • Up to date knowledge of national and local guildance relevant to Liaison Psychiatry Service

Desirable criteria
  • Service development


AssessmentEssential criteria
  • Robust Mental Health Needs assessment including risk, mental state and formulation

Desirable criteria
  • Expereince in older adult assessment


KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme
Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change
On appointment to NHS27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service33 days full time or pro rata if part time

Plus bank holidays that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!

Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.
Recommend a friend campaign
If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,
Flexible working
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Ref: 366717722

Job Details

Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner

Dartford, Kent, Englandd Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
24 Nov 2021
Type
Permanent
Closes
23 Dec 2021

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