Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner - Mental Health Liaison Service

Leicestershire Partnership Nhs Trust

Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner - Mental Health Liaison Service


Leicestershire Partnership Nhs Trust, Leicester

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 6be9a61c58484943a11bc4c64e95c7ae

Full Job Description

Come and join Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, where we offer a wide variety of challenging and rewarding roles within a supportive, innovative and dynamic work environment!

We have a number of opportunities available across the Urgent Care Pathway within the Mental Health Liaison Team The new CORE 24 service is based across the Emergency Department and all wards in the University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust (UHL). The priority of Liaison Psychiatry is to bridge the gap between physical and mental health, by undertaking high quality holistic assessments for individuals within the Acute General Hospital, experiencing mental health issues, physical illness and distress.

Were looking for experienced Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners who are Mental Health Nurses.

The Mental Health Liaison Service provides a variety of services, including face to face mental health assessments in a variety of setting; these include the emergency department and all wards across three different sites with a range of specialities . The service also provides ongoing mental health advice for people who have either attended the Emergency Department at the Leicester Royal Infirmary or have been referred from any ward and under the care of UHL., We operate 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. Practitioners are expected to work a shift pattern that includes nights.

The team is dynamic and fast moving and requires Practitioners to work autonomously. You must have excellent clinical skills, be able to demonstrate an ability to complete comprehensive mental state examinations, thoroughly assess patient safety and risk, formulate safe and effective risk management plans and document this clearly. You should have experience of mental health nursing, including crisis care in a variety of settings including community; you will be able work autonomously with awareness of when to seek advice.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of evidenced based care to a group of patients according to changing healthcare needs and varying levels of complexity being responsible also for the planning, allocation and the delegation of duties and care priorities to the multi-disciplinary team.

You will hold a sound working knowledge of common mental health disorders, the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act. A sound knowledge of the interface between physical and mental health is essential as well as experience of working with all ages, in any setting.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.