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HCA Psychiatric Liaison Team

NHS AfC: Band 3

Main area
Mental Health
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 3
Contract
Fixed term: 6 months (or secondment)
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (will be required to work flexibly to meet service need)
Job ref
842-CHE-3094-21-A
Site
County wide
Town
Chesterfield
Salary
£20,330 - £21,777 pa, pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
28/10/2021 23:59

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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COVID-19  We recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on people in different ways. Please be reassured that at DCHS we understand this and have a risk assessment process in place, where this is needed, to ensure your safety.

Job overview

The post holder is responsible for the supporting of care delivery for people with a diagnosis of organic mental health illness and associated problems related to the Aging process, in particular, Dementia, Challenging Behaviors’ and Physical Disabilities across non mental health wards.

The post holder will carry out all relevant forms of care, mentoring and education in support of and supervised/directed by a Registered Nurse and will support the clinical teams in the implementation and delivery of high standards of patient care promoting patient wellbeing following a ‘Person-Centered Approach’

Main duties of the job

The post holder will carry out all relevant forms of care, mentoring and education in support of and supervised/directed by a Registered Nurse and will support the clinical teams in the implementation and delivery of high standards of patient care promoting patient wellbeing following a ‘Person-Centred Approach’

Working for our organisation

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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  • The post holder will participate as a member of the nursing teams in delivery and monitoring of individual care/treatment plans and report changes to the registered nurse as appropriate.
  • undertake programmes of personalised care to support the direct care needs of each patient, maximizing  independence and “recovery”
  • Report and document any concerns or abnormal changes in patients’ physical or mental well-being to a registered nurse on the unit and provide feedback to the psychiatric liaison team.
  • Be aware of and follow general care routine within area, with particular reference to patients who present a high risk.
  • participate in social and therapeutic programmes of care with patients to achieve a meaningful and stimulating environment.
  • Supporting and helping patients maintain health and well-being.
  • Maintain intensive support of patients who are exhibiting periods of aggressive behaviours, ensuring that specified risk factors are acknowledged and that relevant information is fed into the support plans for the individual.
  • Support informal patients within the context of rehabilaitive ward settings, following and supporting the development of appropriate treatment plans, whilst supporting the formulation of risk assessments.
  • Ensure that all patients are afforded due respect, dignity and privacy.
  • Maintain observation requirements of individual patients as directed on an intermittent or continual basis in line with NICE guidance.
  • Display high levels of effective inter-personal skills using both verbal and non-verbal skills to support patients in highly emotional states and patients who cannot communicate due to poor cognitive condition / memory loss.
  • Display high levels of effective inter-personal skills using both verbal and non-verbal skills to support ward based staff to manage patients emotional states and advocate and support patients who cannot communicate due to poor cognitive condition / memory loss

Person specification

experience

Essential criteria
  • Previous care experience (Either within health or social care)
  • Previous Dementia/MH care/ challenging behaviour minimum 6 months experience.
  • Experience of direct Dementia/mental healthcare.

qualification

Essential criteria
  • GCSE English / Maths or equivalent
  • Care Certificate / Essentials in Care
  • Sterling University – best practice in Dementia care/or equivalent qualification
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ level 2 in health / social care or equivalent
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Name
Nicola Turner
Job title
Psychiatric Liaison Nurse
Email address
nicola.turner58@nhs.net
Telephone number
01246 515829
Additional information

Krissie Sadler-Brough - operational service line manager OPMH / LD

kristina.sadler-brough@nhs.net