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Senior Mental Health Liaison Practitioner - Acute Mental Health Team North
The opportunity has arisen for suitably qualified Registered Mental Health Nurses (RMN), to join our Mental Health Liaison Team at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke. The Team provides a 24 hour adult liaison psychiatry service to the Emergency Department and associated wards.
The Mental Health Liaison Team is based in the Acute Mental Health Team at Parklands which is a short walk from the main hospital site. The team provided assessment and consultation to any service user receiving treatment at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital.
Applicants must be able to show evidence that they already have extensive relevant experience and possess the skills and knowledge necessary for this challenging role. Appropriate training, support and supervision will be provided by the Team to prepare the successful candidate to work autonomously within the service.
We would expect all applicants to have extensive experience of dealing with psychiatric emergencies and in depth recent experience in one or more of the following areas;
• An Adult Acute Psychiatric Admission/Triage ward
• A Community Mental Health Team
• An Adult Crisis Resolution Team/Home Treatment Team
• A Psychiatric Liaison Nurse position or role
• An Assessment and Brief Treatment Team or similar service
• A Psychiatric Assessment Team in an in-reach/outreach setting
• A Primary Care Mental Health Team
The applicant must have excellent clinical skills, be able to demonstrate an ability to complete comprehensive mental state examinations, thoroughly assess risk, formulate safe and effective risk management plans and document this clearly and concisely.
The applicant must have a warm and friendly disposition and have very good communication and interpersonal skills. They must be a team player, be confident and motivated as well as being flexible and able to show initiative. They must be robust and resourceful and willing to work outside their comfort zone in an environment which can be demanding and stressful.
The liaison service operates a 24 hours service and it is desirable that applicants are able to work shifts and unsocial hours including nights as required. The successful candidate must be able to work on a regular shift rota.
For an informal discussion and further information contact:
Kate Lloyd – (Mental Health Liaison Team Lead) on ( Phone number removed )
( Email address removed )
We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities
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A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC. You will comply with all Employer processes in order to provide yearly permission to the Employer enabling it to view your status and to undertake random checks as required. If you change to a role where a check would no longer be required this will be confirmed and you may end your membership if desired.
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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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