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Mental Health
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week (24 hour shift rotation)
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Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
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Liaison Psychiatry, Paterson Cabin, St Mary's Hospital, 16 South Wharf Road, London, W2 1PF
£38,035 - £48,256 pa inc
22/09/2017 23:59
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Psychiatric Liaison Nurse - Senior Practitioner

Band 7

Following a successful bid to NHS England for transformation funding, the Liaison Psychiatry Team at St Mary’s Hospital has commenced recruitment to roll-out a Core-24 service model in December 2017.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN), to apply for a Band 7 Psychiatric Liaison Nurse, Senior Practitioner position within the Liaison Psychiatry Team. The Team provides a 24/7 all age (18+years) adult liaison psychiatry service to St Mary’s Hospital.

The Liaison Psychiatry Team is based at the Paterson Cabin which is on the St Mary’s Hospital site in Paddington. The Liaison Psychiatry Team is an integrated mental health team which includes psychiatric liaison nurses, specialist HIV and CBT nurses, and Psychiatrists specialising in Liaison Psychiatry. The team provides assessment and consultation to any patient attending St Mary’s Hospital. The Team is rated as an “excellent” service by the Psychiatric Liaison Accreditation Network (PLAN).

We are looking for a highly motivated, suitably qualified and experienced Psychiatric Liaison Nurse who is a self-starter and can demonstrate clear leadership ability. This position is only open to applicants who have a minimum of 5 years post registration experience including at least 2 years as a Band 6 Psychiatric Liaison Nurse working in an acute hospital setting. The specialist nature of this role requires us to appoint a clinician with significant knowledge and experience to this front line clinical/managerial position.

The post-holder will support the Team Manager and Deputy Team Manager in the day to day operational and clinical management of the Psychiatric Liaison service and will be expected to regularly undertake delegated managerial responsibilities and duties, and to deputise for the Team Manager in his/her absence or as required.

The post-holder will support the Team Manager in delivering a service which is soundly evidence based, has a reputation for quality and ensures that all available resources are utilised efficiently and within budget.

The post-holder 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 often be demanding and stressful.

The post-holder will be expected to inspire, build and drive the performance of the team and deliver to deadlines and targets with the strong support of the Team Manager.

The liaison service operates a 24 hours service and it is essential that all applicants are able to work shifts and unsocial hours including nights. The successful candidate must be able to work on a regular shift rota. You will also be required to work flexibly with some 9.00am-5.00pm shifts to support the team.

For the successful candidate, we will provide excellent supervision, support and great opportunities for continued professional development.

All applicants must have completed a Mentorship in Practice or equivalent course, or be willing to do so, as the Team base is a student nurse training placement.

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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

For an informal visit or to discuss this post please contact James Hughes, Team Manager on 07976 867 992.