Overview

Mental Health Liaison and Support Nurse Job at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – Nottingham

Job overview

The Surgical Division is seeking to recruit to the challenging but rewarding role of Mental Health Liaison Nurse. Working with colleagues from all specialties, the focus of your role will be to support staff working with people with mental health problems, providing specialist short term interventions with a focus on recovery and management. We encourage knowledge sharing and teamwork so all team members are involved with the full range of best practice interventions.

A further focus of your role will be to support the growing number of Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurses who have joined (and continue to join) our teams in recent years.

You will be based in the neurosciences ward and be supported by their teams.

If you are –

A Registered Mental Health Nurse.

Experienced in working with people with mental health problems.

A team player who is willing to collaborate and strive for best practice.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you will need to familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification documents attached to this advert.

We are looking for someone with experience of managing mental health conditions and challenging behaviour including undertaking specialist risk assessments, management plans, providing advice and support to staff, patients and families. Experience of DOLS, restraint, Mental Health assessments, safeguarding referrals and management is essential.

You will need to have effective communication skills with experience of liaising with other healthcare organisations and multidisciplinary teams.

You will lead and offer expert advice to manage patient’s behaviours and needs ensuring a holistic assessment and management plan.

Working for our organisation

The Division of Surgery at NUH is formed of 22 specialties caring for patients across 3 campuses.

Ward D11 is a busy male neurosurgery ward with.

You will be an integral member of team Surgery and Neurosurgery working alongside operational pathways and teams to provide specialist advice and management.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will provide specialist mental health advice and support and will undertake specialist patient mental health assessments, providing specialist short term interventions with a focus on recovery and management. Additionally the role will entail liaising effectively with multidisciplinary teams, agencies, patients and families as well as providing education to staff on the mental capacity act, DOLS, safeguarding, conflict resolution and restraint.

Previous experience, and currently working at Band 5 or above, within a relevant clinical setting such as forensic, specialist mental health, ED mental health Liaison, challenging learning disability services, Neurosciences.

Proven management skills.

Leadership skills –

Ability to work within the multi professional team Commitment to working in partnership with patients and carers.

Able to use simple IT (email word Excel).

Fully conversant in Mental Health ACT, mental capacity and DOLS.

Experience of safeguarding – simple & complex.

Experience of restraint and conflict resolution.

Experience of facilitating education and training to small and large groups.

Excellent oral and written communicator.

Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team or on own initiative.

Excellent Telephone manner.

Ability to project a professional manner and approach.

Work in partnership and build internal and external relationships.

Excellent customer care.

Confident and assertive.

Ability to analyse and compare various data, figures and information to provide options and/or solutions.

Ability to organise self and others.

Able to use own initiative.

Be able to prioritise/reprioritise own workload in order to meet deadlines determined by others.

Problem solving skills.

Able to motivate self and others.

Person specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential criteria

Registered Mental Health Nurse

Current NMC Registration

Desirable criteria

Degree in health related subject

Counselling/Communication Module

Teaching Qualification

Cognitive behavioural skills training

Experience

Essential criteria

Previous experience, and currently working at Band 5 or above, within a relevant clinical setting such as forensic, specialist mental health, ED mental health Liaison, challenging learning disability services, Neurosciences.

Proven management / Leadership skills

Ability to work within the multi professional team

Commitment to working in partnership with patients and carers

Fully conversant in Mental Health ACT, mental capacity and DOLS

Experience of safeguarding – simple & complex

Experience of restraint and conflict resolution

Experience of facilitating education and training to small and large groups

Desirable criteria

Recently participated in audit and research in clinical practice

Experience in teaching/lecturing to a variety of audiences

Experience in safeguarding & case presentation

Cognitive behavioural therapy

Recognised qualification in restraint/conflict resolution

Communication and relationship skills

Essential criteria

Excellent oral and written communicator.

Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team or on own initiative.

Work in partnership and build internal and external relationships

Desirable criteria

Evidence of negotiation and influencing skills

Demonstration of team working and ability to work within a team

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/easy-read-job-application

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Consent:
Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£45 for enhanced and £28 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

About the Company

Company: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust –

Company Location:  Nottingham

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