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Mental Health
band 6
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Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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Hartington Unit
05/05/2017 23:59
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Specialist Nurse

band 6

This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Should your application be successful you will receive a letter inviting you to interview. However if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.


A truly exciting opportunity has arisen to be an integral part of the PLAN accredited Liaison Team (North) for a Band 6 Specialist Nurse position.

The service is based on the RAID - Rapid, Assessment, Intervention and Discharge model. This is a leading edge initiative that is taking place throughout the East Midlands.
The Liaison Team (North) will deliver a comprehensive, integrated liaison psychiatry service for the adult population (18+) in all ward areas and Emergency Department of the Chesterfield Royal Hospital, an acute hospital setting. It provides a year round 24/7 proactive supportive service to our acute colleagues to facilitate the best possible care to those presenting with mental health or substance misuse issues. A focus of this work is the provision of guidance and assessment to adult mental health presentations including self-harm, older adult presentations including dementia, confusion and delirium irrespective of age, substance misuse including drug and alcohol.

The service will respond in a timely manner to presentations to the Emergency Department, ensuring access to mental health guidance and assessment where needed. Key outcomes are the time from presentation to intervention, admission rates, and lengths of stay, delayed discharges and re-attendances. By being an active member of the care team the post holder will have a positive influence on both the staff group and the care provided.

Collaborative working will include providing guidance and core training to Acute Trust staff. Team members will participate in the delivery training on the basic core areas of the team’s activities and to be able to deliver more specialised training on one of the three sub-specialities; Adult including self harm, older adult including delirium, confusion and organic states, and substance and alcohol misuse.

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate robust clinical knowledge and skills in their approach to this new development. You will be a good communicator in written reports, briefings and documentation as well as in verbal communication, demonstrating sensitivity to working within an Acute Hospital setting. Supervision and support will be provided and the existing team members are keen to support the successful applicant to integrate into the team.

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you would like any further information regarding this post, please contact Joseph Thompson, Acting Operational Manager on 01246 512572.

If you have problems applying, contact

01332 623700 ext 31227