Mental Health Practitioner

Recruiter
NHS Jobs
Location
Southport, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Sep 2019
Closes
26 Sep 2019
Ref
1261032478
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Core 24 Hospital Mental Health Liaison Teams based at Aintree and Southport and Royal Liverpool Hospitalsare seeking to recruit a number of Band 6, Mental Health Practitioners to support the established Mental Health A+E and Liaison team within the 2 Acute hospitals. The Hospital Mental Health Liaison Team practitioners work alongside the multidisciplinary team within the acute hospital setting including medical and nursing teams, Community Mental Health Teams, Local Authority community services and Voluntary sector. The role will serve to identify and support patients who present within the acute hospital with a variety of mental health conditions along side the potential of complex physical comorbidities, individuals can present in crisis and display challenging or vulnerable behaviours who require a comprehensive mental health assessment to support and manage mental health problems and to contribute to the discharge planning process. Practitioners will have the opportunity to work across all ages from 16+ to older age and across both A+E and ward environments. We are seeking adaptable, flexible, innovative and competent mental health practitioners who have comprehensive experience of working in mental health services and wish to develop their professional skills within the hospital setting. This will involve completing mental health assessments and the ability to effectively signpost while forging links with community organisations across health and social care. You will build and maintain effective relationships with health professionals in the general hospital settings to raise awareness with regard to individuals with mental health issues. You must be able to work independently with confidence in order to make informed clinical decisions regarding appropriate signposting/discharge process. You should have a Registered Mental Health Professional qualification, with significant experience of working within the field of Mental Health. Shortlisting will take place 23rd September 2019 Interviews are scheduled for 30th September 2019 For further details / informal visits contact: Please contact Vicky Rotherham (Team Manager, Sputhport) or Darren Westley (Team Manager, Aintree). We can be contacted on the below telephone number and email address. - - Please ensure you check the email account (including junk/spam boxes) from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application. Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a minimum amount of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. DBS Update Service Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust expects that all post holders who require an enhanced DBS for their role subscribe to the DBS Update Service. You will be required to enrol for this service for a small annual fee of £13 per year and maintain registration. After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. For further information about how we handle personal data please refer to the GDPR Privacy Notice in the additional documentation section of this vacancy. Disclosure and Barring Service Check This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 ski

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