Job summary

We are offering you the opportunity to join our well established and supportive team during a very exciting time as our service has been awarded a substantial capital investment to develop a bespoke Mental Health streaming area within the Emergency Department. We are looking to recruit a Band 7 Practitioners to the team to support this development.

The Mental Health Liaison Service is a CORE 24 team working within Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill hospitals, specialising in providing mental health care within the acute hospitals. You will be joining an already well established team that will be ready to support you.

We are welcoming interest from Registered Mental Health Nurses, Registered Social Workers or Registered Learning Disability Nurses working either at or towards a Band 7 level, who have experience of working in liaison/front line and crisis services or those who have worked with patients with complex mental health difficulties.

We are an ageless service working to address the mental health needs of people presenting to and receiving care in the acute setting. Common presentations include suicidal ideation, deliberate self-harm, depression, dementia, cognitive impairments, alcohol misuse, psychosis, adjustment to illness and physical and psychological co-morbidities. We assess people in the Emergency Department (ED) and from any ward across the hospitals.

Main duties of the job

The appointed person must be competent and highly skilled in offer a comprehensive and holistic assessment of a person’s biopsychosocial needs, confident in autonomous decision-making and able to provide strong clinical leadership within the team in order to support other clinicians with complex clinical decision-making. The post holder will act as a source of expertise and point of contact within the team for our colleagues from the acute hospital trust and work in partnership with senior clinicians and colleagues supporting and maintaining service provision to ensuring effective communication between services to resolve any potential clinical issues.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good, health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our website humber.nhs.uk/Services

You will join our team of over 3,600 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We’re extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you’ll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

The Trust recognises the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Date posted

05 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£41,659 to £47,672 a year pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

338-4578837-22-C

Job locations

Dept of Psychological Medicine

Gladstone Street

Hull

HU3 2RW

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details with regards to this vacancy opportunity, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

If you are interested in this post and would like further information then we would welcome you to contact Emma Hooley, Clinical Lead (emmahooley@nhs.net) or Emma Thompson, Team Lead (emma.thompson36@nhs.net) on 01482 226226. Please do not contact us for application forms.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details with regards to this vacancy opportunity, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

If you are interested in this post and would like further information then we would welcome you to contact Emma Hooley, Clinical Lead (emmahooley@nhs.net) or Emma Thompson, Team Lead (emma.thompson36@nhs.net) on 01482 226226. Please do not contact us for application forms.

Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • Advanced/expert understanding of relevant clinical practice, standards and protocols within identified clinical area.
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. (, NICE Guidelines

Desirable

  • Member of specialist interest group/network, regionally or nationally
  • Good working knowledge of relevant IT systems to own area of work

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • Evidence of advanced practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development

Desirable

  • Proven leadership/management experience, able to demonstrate examples of positive cultural change in service delivery/practice
  • Ability to work across team/organisational boundaries developing and maintaining multi-professional and multi-agency partnerships

Qualifications

Essential

  • Current professional registration of Qualified Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse or Social Worker.

Desirable

  • Teaching qualification

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to lead/motivate staff to embrace change
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills

Desirable

  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills at all levels i.e. strategically and locally

Effort and Environment

Essential

  • Frequent exposure to emotional or distressing circumstances
Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • Advanced/expert understanding of relevant clinical practice, standards and protocols within identified clinical area.
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. (, NICE Guidelines

Desirable

  • Member of specialist interest group/network, regionally or nationally
  • Good working knowledge of relevant IT systems to own area of work

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • Evidence of advanced practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development

Desirable

  • Proven leadership/management experience, able to demonstrate examples of positive cultural change in service delivery/practice
  • Ability to work across team/organisational boundaries developing and maintaining multi-professional and multi-agency partnerships

Qualifications

Essential

  • Current professional registration of Qualified Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse or Social Worker.

Desirable

  • Teaching qualification

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to lead/motivate staff to embrace change
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills

Desirable

  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills at all levels i.e. strategically and locally

Effort and Environment

Essential

  • Frequent exposure to emotional or distressing circumstances

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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