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Band 6 Psychiatric Liaison Nurse - Heartlands Hospital

Band 6

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Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Heartlands Hospital Liaison Team
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum, pro rata
15/07/2020 23:59

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis.

Please note, if applicable for your role you will be required to cover the cost of your DBS certificate. This will be deducted from your salary over 3 months. You will also be required to sign up to the DBS Update Service before commencement with the Trust.

All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust’s induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.

Our Trust is committed to treating individuals fairly and ensuring they have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential, even if this means doing things differently for different people sometimes. We are working hard to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity within Birmingham and Solihull and that our services meet the needs of all diverse service users and carers.

Liaison Psychiatry works across 5 acute hospitals in Birmingham, we are a 24/7 service covering all aspects of mental health.  We have received money from NHS England to expand our teams with nurses, doctors and psychologists.  We are looking to appoint dynamic, experienced,  committed and enthusiastic mental health nurses looking for a challenging job to develop your assessment skills in our second busiest hospital in Birmingham.  You can expect to achieve and build upon skills of working in a pressured environment and fast pace busy team.

The Liaison Psychiatry Service is an innovative and award winning team delivering mental health assessment, intervention, care planning, signposting and onward referrals for patients in acute hospitals.

We work to address the mental health needs of people receiving physical health treatment from ages 16 years and upwards.  Common presentations include DSH (Deliberate Self Harm), Depression, Dementia and Psychosis.  We assess people in A&E, AMU, all acute wards including the Princess of Wales Women hospital at Heartlands.

We give you the opportunity to become a specialist nurse in Liaison Psychiatry, develop your assessment skills and be part of the innovative team.  You must be a qualified nurse with experience of leading a team within clinical settings and be prepared to work across a 24 hour rota.  It is important that you have an understanding of multidisciplinary services and the challenges that face people with mental health problems in acute hospitals. 

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the community who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/belief or sexual orientation.

The successful candidates should be highly motivated individuals with significant post  qualification experience, and ideally have good experience of working in an acute or community settings.

We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantPositive about disabled peopleStonewall Health ChampionsDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeDisability confident employer

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Clerah  Kaumbu -Team Manager - 0121 424 0860.