Mental Health Liaison Practitioner

Salford, Greater Manchester, England
M6 6LD
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust £ 1.0 - 1.0 Per hour Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 1.0 - 1.0 Per hour
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
17 Jun 2022
Closes
16 Jul 2022

Job Description

Main duties of the job

Work as part of the integrated multidisciplinary 24-hour mental health liaison service providing clinical interventions focusing on relapse prevention, early discharge and improved quality of life for patients referred to the service.

Be expected to assess people attending the A & E department, including Under 16s on the Paediatric (PANDA) Unit, offering highly developed risk assessments and management plans.

Provide a service to the wards, and the Intermediate Care Setting assessing individuals with a range of complex needs, including both organic and functional illness

Be expected to provide support and training to the acute hospital staff regarding recognising mental illness and appropriate onward actions to be taken.

Offer assessment, support and care for individuals brought to Salford's identified Place of Safety facilities in relation to Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983.





Working for our organisation

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To provide in-reach into the A&E department and general acute wards providing comprehensive assessments to plan and identify the mental health needs for patients referred to the service and to follow up.

To have an understanding physical health conditions and impact they can have on mental health.

To be able to engage and establish an empathic rapport with patients with a wide spectrum of mental health problems in difficult settings.

To possess the knowledge of the different components of mental health assessments within a defined model for a range of conditions including robust risk assessment and management of risk following assessment.

To be able to competently undertake a comprehensive mental health assessment.

To ensure the timely and comprehensive completion of specialist mental health assessments for individuals on the acute wards requiring funding to meet their future care needs e.g. continuing health care needs assessment, or specialist nursing assessment.

To have up to date knowledge of, and practice in a range of psychosocial and psychological interventions, both individual and group and be able to apply these with a varied patient group

To ensure that carers are informed and involved in care and where appropriate supported through the process according to the wishes of the patient.

Person specification

Education/Qualifications
Essential criteria
  • RMN, BA Social Work, BSc Occupational Therapy or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of Preceptorship or equivalent


Desirable criteria
  • Professional degree
  • Trained clinical supervisor
  • Qualifications related to physical health related problems.


Experience
Essential criteria
  • Have a varied range of experience in relation to patient illness profiles and care settings.
  • Possess a working experience of using a range of assessment tools for a range of mental health conditions
  • Have the ability to liaise effectively with other disciplines, agencies and carers.
  • Be able to evidence of continuous professional development


Desirable criteria
  • Have experience of working within liaison services/assessment within A&E Department /General Hospital
  • Have experience of working with older people with functional or cognitive impairment in either a community or inpatient setting
  • Have experience of working with Children and Young People in either a community or inpatient setting
  • Have experience of working across both inpatient and community settings
  • Have experience / training in Psychosocial interventions


Ref: 1116439491

Job Details

Mental Health Liaison Practitioner

Salford, Greater Manchester, Englandd Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust
Pay
£ 1.0 - 1.0 Per hour
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
17 Jun 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
16 Jul 2022

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