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Mental Health Liaison Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust provides mental health, social care, public health and wellbeing services for the people of Manchester. We aim to recruit the best individuals who are not only a truly representative and diverse workforce, but are passionate to help drive forward the improvements we have planned. We expect that all staff working within our Trust adopt our values; Truthfulness, Respect, Understanding, Standards, Togetherness; and utilise these whenever and wherever they are providing services.

Post: Mental Health Liaison Nurse Practitioner, Band 6, 375 hours per week, 24/7

Site: Accident & Emergency, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Role: To provide an assessment and care planning service to patients who present at A & E and on the general wards at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

An exciting opportunity has developed within the 24 hour Mental Health Liaison Nurse Team, based at Accident and Emergency, Manchester Royal Infirmary. The service is committed to providing comprehensive and client centred assessments to persons who present with mental health problems and difficulties.

The post holder will be part of the established 24 hour A&E Liaison team with a flexible approach to working, being responsive and adaptable to the needs of the service delivery. The post is rotational and the successful applicants will be expected to work both day shift patterns and nights to meet service demand.

You will receive clinical supervision and be encouraged to continually develop your skills and learning in order to maintain standards and provide evidence based practice.

This is an exciting opportunity for the post holder to extend their personal development, working as an independent and autonomous practitioner, assessing advising and supporting the management of patients with mental health needs. The post holder will:

  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of mental health problems, assessment, care planning and management, for age ranges from 16 upwards.
  • Be an excellent communicator and be able to work with a broad range of professionals.
  • Be committed to audit and performance monitoring.
  • Have a broad range of experiences working with mental health needs.
  • Have proven experience at a Band 6 level.
  • Be committed to service and staff development.

For further information about this position or to arrange an informal visits please contact Declan Meehan or Debra Woodcock on ( Phone number removed ) .

All positions within the Trust are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks. This position is also subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. If you have not registered with the DBS Update Service, a new disclosure would be undertaken if you were successful in your application. You will be required to pay for the DBS check prior to commencement in post. In addition to this you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

Please note interviews will be held on the 8th and 9th November 2016.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria. We positively encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for a role within the Trust.

MMHSC Trust is currently overseen by NHS Improvement. Work is being done to identify the best overall solution for mental health services in Manchester. As part of this, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMW) has been identified as the preferred acquirer and from early 2017 will take responsibility for MMHSC Trust Services. During this time, services will continue and opportunities will be created by being part of a larger organisation.

We reserve the right to close this post early where we receive a high number of applications. You are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Applicants are encouraged to read the documents attached to this vacancy before applying, including the job description and person specification and the information for applicants which includes useful information to assist you in completing your application.

Please note, if the position you are applying for has been identified as requiring a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, you will be required to pay the cost for the check in advance if successful at interview.

Please note that further correspondence will be via your NHS jobs account.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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