Locum Band 6 CPN/OT/SWx2 - Psychiatric Liaison Service

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Locum Band 6 CPN/OT/SWx2 - Psychiatric Liaison Service

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    CPN, AHP

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  • Contact:

    Lauren Donnellan

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    01322 282470

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


​​​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.
Job Overview
  • 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.

 ​​If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and would like to find out more, please call Lauren - 07552277905 (New Registrants) or Georgia 07552277896 (Existing Registrants) or alternatively please email Recruitment@westmeriarecruitment.co.uk.
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