Mental Health Liaison Nurse

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Mental Health Liaison Nurse

£42618

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Wolverhampton

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 23 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 943071de346446da8d65ca8858b97529

Full Job Description

+ To work as part of the Trusts Urgent Care services specifically delivering a comprehensive 24/7 Liaison Mental Health Service for the Emergency Department (ED) of the Royal Wolverhampton Trust (RWT) and related hospitals. The service purpose is to support and assess those attending the RWT acute hospitals who are experiencing a range of mental health problems, have self-harmed or actively suicidal or are in mental health crisis
+ Provide time limited liaison follow up when needed for RWT inpatients presenting with more complex and enduring mental health needs and provide a consultative / advisory role to professional colleagues on clinical issues related to mental health needs.
+ To contribute to the ongoing improvement of the Mental Health Liaison Service currently offered in the Emergency Department and on the wards at the acute hospitals.
+ To contribute to the service which will be operating in line with the 'Core 24' model and follows guidance from NICE for the assessment of individuals presenting at the acute hospital and the policy implementation guide for Liaison Psychiatry and psychological medicine.
+ To contribute to Mental Health provision and education programmes within the RWT acute hospitals., + Provide evidence based mental health and risk assessments of individuals presenting with acute mental health issues and/or who have self-harmed and are under the care of New Cross Hospital, West Park Hospital or Cannock Chase Hospital.
+ Respond to referrals from the Emergency Department, Acute Medical Unit, Urgent Care Centre and the wards/departments at the identified Royal Wolverhampton Trust sites within the timescales provided.
+ Undertake a comprehensive biopsychosocial/risk assessment and develop comprehensive care packages for patients who have received a face to face assessment and have been identified as meeting the criteria for support from local mental health services ie. Talking therapies , Community Mental health Teams , Early Intervention or Urgent Care Services including Home Treatment team and Inpatient services., + Provide evidence based mental health and risk assessments of individuals presenting with acute mental health issues and/or who have self-harmed and are under the care of New Cross Hospital, West Park Hospital or Cannock Chase Hospital.
+ Respond to referrals from the Emergency Department, Acute Medical Unit, Urgent Care Centre and the wards/departments at the identified Royal Wolverhampton Trust sites within the timescales provided.
+ Undertake a comprehensive biopsychosocial/risk assessment and develop comprehensive care packages for patients who have received a face to face assessment and have been identified as meeting the criteria for support from local mental health services ie. Healthy Minds, Wellbeing Service, Complex Care, Early Intervention or Urgent Care Services including Home Treatment team and Inpatient services.
+ Ensure referral and access to other services where appropriate e.g. Voluntary sector, community organisations etc. is in accordance with patient's needs, agreement or best interests.
+ To utilise the full range of mental health assessment skills that reduces the likelihood of an individual being signposted more than once and having duplicate assessments.
+ To record interventions on Black Country Healthcare electronic patient record system. To record clinical information in RWT patient records.
+ Ensure that written communication is relevant, accurate, clear, legible and organised. Agreed trust data sets and risk assessment documentation will be fully completed following each assessment.
+ Provide information, education, support and advice to patients and their family / carers where relevant, this includes communicating complex and/or sensitive information.
+ To provide support and advice to acute trust colleagues providing care to patients with mental health problems.
+ Be skilled in recognising and interpreting abnormal signs/symptoms, including physical symptoms, underlying physical conditions that may impact on mental health needs.

  • Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position

  • We reserve the right to bring the closing date forward for this vacancy at any time should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post.
    If you do not hear from the recruitment 4 weeks within the advertised closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis for any recruitment updates regarding this vacancy. If you are not successful at the shortlisting stage and would like feedback, please contact the Recruitment Team directly for feedback.
    The salary range quoted is as per NHS Agenda for Change pay structures. This is based on the number of years' working directly within the NHS at the advertised pay band. Experience gained with other NHS Trusts will apply, but candidates without prior experience working direct for the NHS would normally be appointed at the lowest point unless they can demonstrate the equivalent experience and then be eligible for incremental increases in future years.
    Successful applicants for clinical posts up to and including Band 4 are expected to hold the national Care Certificate qualification and will be supported to attain this once in post.
    The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, providing opportunities for flexible working and is a non-smoking organisation.
    As a Trust we are passionate about Anti-Racism, Disability Inclusion, and LGBTQ+ Equality, and are committed to diversifying our staff team in all areas and at all levels of seniority to better reflect the diverse communities we serve. Therefore, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from people who belong to a minority or marginalised community, including from Black and Asian, Disabled (including hidden disabilities such as Neurodiversity, Mental Health, etc), or Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans or Queer (LGBTQ+) people.
    Furthermore, Disabled applicants have the option of requesting that their application is considered under our Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS). Please indicate your intention to apply under the GIS in the relevant section of your application. Regardless of whether you participate in the scheme or have shared a disability, you will be provided the opportunity to request reasonable adjustments to the interview process at each stage of the recruitment process.
    Due to the nature of the work some posts may be subject to a Standard Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, through the Disclosure and Barring Service as stipulated under part V of the Police Act 1997. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

    Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.
    Across the whole of the region we provide:
    + Adult and older adult mental health services
    + Specialist learning disability services
    + Mental health services for children and young people
    + Community healthcare services for children, young people and families in Dudley
    Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, with the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.
    We currently employ over 4,000 people and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone's life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

    Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.
    Across the whole of the region we provide:
    + Adult and older adult mental health services
    + Specialist learning disability services
    + CAMHS
    We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds.