A vacancy has arisen in the Mental Health Liaison Team based at the Great Western Hospital which works into both in-patient wards and the Emergency Department. This is a challenging, but rewarding post, within a small PLAN accredited team who are extremely proud of the high quality compassionate assessment and care they deliver.
The service offers assessment and interventions for acute hospital inpatients and those presenting at the Emergency Department. You will participate in the provision of a responsive, needs-led mental health assessment and short-term intervention service to individuals presenting to the GWH with a range of mental health problems. A significant part of the role will be the assessment of individuals following an episode of self-harm.
There will also be a teaching, education and support role, assisting non-mental health staff to respond to mental health needs more effectively in the acute hospital setting.
We would welcome applications from staff who enjoy working in a busy acute setting as a team player, who is confident to lone work & who can also demonstrate enthusiasm. You will hold a relevant professional registration such as Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Nursing, and be able to demonstrate post-registration experience at Band 5 or above. You will need to provide evidence of continual professional development.
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.
Jo Cockrem Interim Team Manager Jo.Cockrem@nhs.net or Wendy Paterson Interim Senior Practitioner 01793 327907.