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Friday 06 January 2017
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Lead Nurse/Practitioner

Band 6

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Lead Nurse/Practitioner
Band 6
27 hours per week
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Liaison Team, Royal Derby Hospital
£26,565 - £35,557 per annum pro rota
22/03/2018 23:59

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time Band 6 Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner who likes the challenge of working within a fast paced, varied and often demanding but rewarding environment.

The PLAN Accredited Liaison team at Royal Derby Hospital offers a comprehensive range of mental health and substance misuse specialties within one multi- disciplinary team, so that all patients of 18 and above can be assessed, treated, signposted or referred appropriately regardless of age, address, presenting complaint, time of presentation or severity and complexity. The team is based on the RAID (Rapid, Assessment, Interface, Discharge) Model of Liaison Psychiatry.

The service aims to meet the mental health needs of all adult and older adult patients in the hospital, including those who self-harm, have substance misuse issues or have mental health difficulties commonly associated with old age. This is either through direct contact with the patient or supporting and advising the Royal Derby Hospital clinicians.

As a Band 6 clinician you will have excellent assessment skills within mental health and/or substance misuse, the ability to engage, connect with patients and staff in an acute physical healthcare setting. Your risk assessment skills and the ability to take considered positive risk taking choices will enable you to work creatively and collaboratively with people in crisis, you will have excellent communication skills, the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team.

Support, training, coaching, mentoring and reflective practice will be available within a team who values curiosity, discussion and critical thinking.

Within this role there is a requirement to work on a 24/7 shift rotation.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Lesley Fitzpatrick, Operational Lead on 01332 787780 or Lesley.fitzpatrick@derbyshcft.nhs.uk 

If you have problems applying, contact

01332 623768 option 1 or 01332 623700 ext 31226