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Mental Health Liaison Service Recruitment


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Our Mental Health Liaison Services at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) is growing due to additional funding.

Do you thrive in a fast paced and busy environment?

Do you enjoy working as part of a large integrated team?

Do you love building relationships?

If this sounds like you, we’re looking for you to join our growing mental health liaison services at the NNUH. You will join an existing team who are growing in size and with new and continued investments we’re developing our team to extend our current successful services to Core 24 standards.

We’re looking for people like you, who enjoy working in fast paced and busy environments, forging excellent working relationships with other health professionals within the hospital and beyond.

From working alongside colleagues in the A&E department, to in-reaching to the wards, supporting substance misuse colleagues and liaising with other mental health professionals, you will work across the NNUH supporting individuals presenting to the acute hospital with mental health and substance misuse issues.

We’re looking for individuals who want to grow and develop their knowledge and skills by working closely with colleagues, sharing experience and knowledge to continually learn from each other.

We’re looking for a number of different roles, including Nursing, Psychology and Administration roles.

Assistant Practitioner (Band 4):
As an Assistant Practitioner in our service you will work a flexible working pattern, including nights, to assist the team with Lorenzo documentation following assessment of patients at the NNUH.
As well as supporting the team you will also provide follow-up support, reviewing patients who remain in the NNUH following assessment and enter your report into ward clinical notes and onto our clinical systems. You will also work proactively to help to support the easing of referral-volume pressure.
We’re looking for individuals with an Assistant Practitioner qualification or a degree and experience in a health and social care setting.

Mental Health Liaison Pracitioner (Band 6):
You will work a flexible working pattern, including nights within the NNUH to assess patients attending A&E who appear to be or report that they are experiencing symptoms of mental illness.
We’re looking for nurses with robust assessment ability to assess patients presenting with acute mental health crisis, this may include complex, multi-diagnoses and co-morbidity presentations. Patients may include those who are inpatients but their presentation has changed or those presenting to the A&E department.
Our ethos is to provide a prompt assessment with excellent and fast communication to relevant others. We work closely with the substance-misuse team and perform joint-assessments daily. Team working is really important; we work closely with staff from the acute hospital that we are based within as well as our community colleagues.
We’re really lucky to be in a learning environment and there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills, particularly with regard to general medicine.
We see patients aged 16 upwards within our team; we have a Specialist Dementia Nurses in the team but we’re also looking for more.

Other roles:
We’re also recruiting to Consultant and SAS Medical posts, keep a look out on NHS Jobs for more information on these roles.

How to apply:
All our vacancies available within this new Mental Health Liaison Service can be found on the following links. Please choose the role you would like to apply for, click the link and follow our application process. Please note that closing dates vary from role to role, don’t miss out by missing the deadline.

Start your new career here:

​Job title​Closing date ​Application link
​Management Support Team Administrator – Band 3​Wednesday, 30 August 2017
​Assistant Practitioner- Band 4​Wednesday, 30 August 2017
​Senior Management Support Team Administrator - Band 4Tuesday, 5 September 2017
​Deputy Business Manager - Band 5​Tuesday, 5 September 2017
​Functional Nurse – Band 6​Sunday, 17 September 2017
​Organic Nurse – Band 6​Sunday, 17 September 2017
​Matron – Band 8a​Wednesday, 30 August 2017
​Clinical Psychologist – Band 8a​Sunday, 17 September 2017
​Clinical Psychologist – Band 8b​Sunday, 17 September 2017