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Mental Health Liaison Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Mental health
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Permanent: fixed term
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hrs per week over 24hrs
Job ref
285-2368-MH
Site
Buseyfields Hospital
Town
Dudley
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
02/11/2020

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 is Dudley

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved 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 3,000 members of staff 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.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website: blackcountryhealthcare.nhs.uk. 

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.

Would you like the opportunity to join an established supportive team where your opinion is valued and matters? You will join the team at an exciting time as we are currently developing our service in line with NHS England standards according to the CORE 24 Model for Mental Health Liaison Services and have been awarded additional funding to create new posts.

The Mental Health Liaison Service provides a 24-hour service, 7 days a week to Russell’s Hall Hospital. The team provides high quality mental health nursing and psychiatric care and an urgent assessment service to people attending the Emergency Department in times of mental health crisis, and an assessment and liaison service to the medical wards within the main hospital site. The liaison team experiences a high number of referrals which can be complex and challenging. This provides an excellent opportunity to enhance your practice and develop your nursing skills. In order to be considered for these posts - you will have already gained experience in mental health nursing within an acute setting (in-patient, crisis team) and have robust and sound clinical assessment and decision-making skills including the ability to prioritise your workload whilst maintaining a degree of flexibility to accommodate competing demands of the service when they arise. You will have an up-to-date knowledge of national and local policies. Furthermore the ability to meet local Trust targets in a timely response is essential. The post requires excellent communication skills both written and verbal and the ability to work in a dynamic and busy environment. As always, we expect decision-making to be made in collaboration with our service users and carers with a view to facilitating treatment in the least restrictive environment.

This is a challenging but rewarding post that suits well motivated individuals who have an on-going desire to develop their knowledge and skills in the speciality of mental health and comorbid physical illness. Professional development and learning opportunities are available within and external to the team. A strong understanding of liaison and commitment to team working is vital.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Kate Walker
Job title
Team / Clinical Lead
Email address
kate.walker5@nhs.net
Telephone number
01384 324720