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Friday 06 January 2017
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Specialist Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 Hours Hours/Week
Job ref
Hartington Unit, Chesterfield, S44 5BL
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum pro rata
27/06/2018 23:59

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Due to retirement, a truly exciting opportunity has arisen to be an integral part of the PLAN accredited Liaison Team (North) (Clinical team of the year 2017/18) for a Band 6 Specialist Nurse position.

Background: The service is based on the RAID - Rapid, Assessment, Intervention and Discharge model. This is a cutting edge initiative that is taking place throughout the East Midlands.

The Liaison Team (North) will deliver a comprehensive, integrated liaison psychiatry service for the adult population (18+) in all ward areas and Emergency Department of the Chesterfield Royal Hospital, an acute hospital setting. It provides a year round 24/7 proactive supportive service to our acute colleagues to facilitate the best possible care to those presenting with mental health or substance misuse issues. A focus of this work is the provision of guidance and assessment to adult mental health presentations including self-harm, older adult presentations including dementia, confusion and delirium irrespective of age and substance misuse including drug and alcohol.

The service will respond in a timely manner to presentations to the Emergency Department, ensuring access to mental health guidance and assessment where needed. Key outcomes are the time from presentation to intervention, admission rates, and lengths of stay, delayed discharges and re-attendances. By being an active member of the care team the post holder will have a positive influence on both the staff group and the care provided.

Collaborative working will include providing guidance and core training to Acute Trust staff. Team members will participate in the delivery training on the basic core areas of the team’s activities and to be able to deliver more specialised training on one of the three sub-specialities; Adult including self harm, older adult including delirium, confusion and organic states, and substance and alcohol misuse.

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate robust clinical knowledge and skills in their approach to this new development. You will be a good communicator in written reports, briefings and documentation as well as in verbal communication, demonstrating sensitivity to working within an Acute Hospital setting. Supervision and support will be provided and the existing team members are keen to support the successful applicant to integrate into the team.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you would like any further information regarding this post, please contact Joseph Thompson, Service Manager on 01246 512572.

If you have problems applying, contact

01332 623700 ext 31228