Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner job in Gillingham at NHS Jobs

Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner

Company: NHS Jobs

Location: Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham UK

Date Posted:Apr 07, 2018

Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists &Social Workers encouraged to apply Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust provides a liaison mental health assessment service to the Emergency Department and inpatient wards at the counties acute hospitals. It’s a challenging and rewarding service to work in, and we need the best quality of candidates to help us grow our service further. Why join us?Our services are developing rapidly, with recent successful bids for NHS England Transformation Funding. This has enabled the team to recruit additional staff and commence operation of a ‘Core 24’ Liaison Psychiatry Service at Medway Hospital. There has been significant recent and on-going investment from our local Clinical Commissioning Groups CCG and a commitment to ongoing service development. The Service is committed to delivering quality care and contributing to improved outcomes for patients across the Kent &Medway health economy. KMPT has an improved Staff Survey result in 2014 and came in the top five rankings in the countries mental health trusts for ‘Support from immediate managers’You will be a confident and experienced mental health clinician, who will work across the acute general hospital to provide mental health assessments, care, advice and training to both the Emergency Departments and in-patient wards. You will be able to meet the assessment and formulation needs of both working age adults and older adults and have a good insight into your training needs to fulfill this role. Those with specialist skills and experience in the care of older adults or addiction are encouraged to apply. You will have excellent interpersonal skills that you will use to facilitate high quality mental health assessments, and to build good working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. You will be committed to the parity of esteem agenda, and work closely with both physical and mental health clinicians to ensure a seamless delivery of care. This post comes with a 24 hour contract. In return for the above, we offer real commitment to your professional development, and regular supervision within a supportive working environment. There is a £1200 New Hire Bonus for RMN trained staff joining KMPT from outside of the organisation. Terms &Conditions apply. Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure &Barring Service. To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases in a timely manner Interview date: 3 May 2018 For further details / informal visits contact:Medway Liaison Psychiatry Service – 01634 830000, ext: 3116Kate Button, Operational Team ManagerTom Clarke, Clinical Team ManagerDr Katina Damaskinidou, Consultant Psychiatrist View full job description
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