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An exciting opportunity has arisen within BANES RUH Acute Mental Health Hospital Liaison to recruit a suitably qualified Senior Practitioner to the team. You would either hold a Registered Nurse (Mental Health) registration, or equivalent qualification in OT or Social Work.
This is a substantive post and the core hours will mainly be Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, though there will be an expectation to work outside these hours when needed, as the team work 7 days a week, 365 days a year, from 8am to midnight.
The team offer assessments support and advice to the Royal United Hospital, Bath from 18 years upwards, and you would be joining an established and experienced team of professionals, who work alongside a variety of other specialist practitioners.
We are looking for a candidate who has significant experience in working within access services, has preferably undertaken supervision and development of junior staff, who is passionate about improving services, and who is keen to uphold all aspects of quality improvement. Experience working within/alongside an acute general hospital is also desirable.
You will be supporting the clinicians in the team with all aspects of referrals/assessments, especially those of a complex nature. There is also a teaching, education and support role, assisting non-mental health staff to respond to mental health needs more effectively in the acute hospital setting. You will also be providing support to the Team Manager when required, and covering managerial duties in their absence.
The successful candidate would be forward thinking, pro-active, and would enjoy and thrive working in the fast paced and unpredictable general hospital environment. They would also need to be highly motivated to take the team forward with improving standards in all aspects of service delivery. A highly professional, calm and personable manner is essential.
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.
Jennie Hamer, Team Manager on 01225 362720.