Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner

Gillingham, Dorset, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
16 Jan 2020
14 Feb 2020

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Medway liaison psychiatry. We are looking for applications from highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced mental health professionals who are committed in promoting patient focused care and treatment. Medway liaison currently have three Band 6 vacancies Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Social Workers encouraged to apply.

We are looking for a confident and experienced mental health clinician, 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.

As a member of the team you will be expected to conduct risk assessments also provide comprehensive Psycho-social assessments and offer guidance, signposting to patients referred from the general wards, Meddoc and Accident and emergency department. Patients seen may present with self harm, psychiatric crisis, emotional distress, psychosomatic disorders. You will be required to make clear autonomous decisions based on an analysis of complex presented problems and judgement about available options. Candidates are expected to have excellent interpersonal skills that you will use to facilitate high quality mental health assessments, and to build good working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

Candidates are invited to apply who are committed to ensure parity of esteem, and work closely with both physical and mental health clinicians to ensure a seamless delivery of care. Medway Liaison Psychiatry is a 24 hour service offering emergency assessments to patients in the Accident and emergency department or in the General hospital. Staff will be expected to work a 24 hour rotational shift pattern consisting of: 08:00 -16:00 15:00-23:00 21:30 - 08:30 In return for the above, we offer real commitment to your professional development, and regular supervision within a supportive working environment. KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see http:\/\/ Apply. Apply\/Pensions.aspx for more details. Annual leave for Agenda for Change O n appointment to NHS 27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service 29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service 33 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 Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help. Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave Dependant on length of NHS service Other paid\/unpaid leave This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave. Non paid leave for career breaks Staff Support KMPT offer a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems. NHS discounts and shopping vouchers Staff can sign up to Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc. Learning and Development opportunities In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring. Induction.
KMPT is committed to supporting all new staff and this includes a comprehensive Induction programme. The duration of the programme is dependent on role and can be from 2 days to 4 weeks (not always consecutive days).
The Induction programme will provide an excellent opportunity for new staff to meet and engage with KMPT's subject specialists and will include the essential training required.
The programme may involve some travel to the various training venues across Kent and Medway, the main ones being Canterbury, Maidstone and Dartford. Lease car scheme Cycle to work scheme The list goes on.........! New starter bonus . At the Trust we really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To recognise this we offer a New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff. Probation Period . New employees external to Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust are subject to a six month probationary period. To deliver an effective se

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