Our clients in Surrey and Borders are urgently seeking to recruit 2 Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurses (CPN'S)/Occupational Therapists or Social Workers to join their Psychiatric Liaison Service.
Hours: 12 hour shifts over 7 days a week, may include nights.
The post holder will be carrying out psychosocial assessments of people referred to the Liaison Service from a variety of sources within the General Hospital, including A&E and Medical Wards.
They will be working with people presenting with a range of psychosocial needs arising in the context of physical illness, as well as people presenting to the hospital following self-harm or in a mental health crisis.
They will provide rapid psychiatric assessments and safe discharge planning in the Emergency Department.
To agree on a collaborative plan of care with people who use the service and their carers where appropriate and arrange appropriate after-care.
To ensure that the relatives, carers and friends are actively encouraged to participate in care, provided with information, help and support where necessary
To mentor, supervise and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students.
To lead the care for a specified group of service users such as frequent AE attendees.
To assist in the development and maintenance of good working relationships with general hospital staff, local mental health services, primary care and non-statutory organisations.
To facilitate the teaching and training of mental health topics in the general hospital.
To work flexibly across 24 hours, 7 days a week as the Liaison Service develops to ensure the service level agreement is met and the changing needs of people who use the service in the hospital are met.