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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/08/2022.

Clinical Nurse Specialist with an Educational Lead Role

Job Reference: 348-SOU-I-1025A

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Liaison Psychiatry (A&E UHS) - Southampton - MH
Princess Anne Hospital
£40,057 to £45,839 pa

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

We have exciting opportunity to join the Liaison Psychiatry Team in Southampton as a Band 7 Clinical Specialist with an educational lead role. The post will be split 50:50 between clinical work and the educational lead role.

The candidate will work along side the UHS lead matron for mental health and other acute hospital colleagues, to design and implement a sustainable training and education programme for our acute hospital colleagues in UHS based on their training needs analysis. The post holder will also develop a rolling ‘in house’ training programme for the Liaison Psychiatry team ensuring this meets PLAN standards.

We are looking for applicants with a strong clinical background, with excellent communication skills and an ability to engage and influence at all levels. Applicants should demonstrate a passion for training and education, and act as a professional role model. They will promote and deliver patient focused care and treatment for patients within the acute hospital. The successful candidates will have excellent leadership skills and work across the acute general hospital to provide mental health assessments and brief interventions to patients in the Emergency Departments and in-patient wards.

The Southampton Liaison Psychiatry Team has recently aligned to the national Core 24 model, the service is now developing to meet the Hampshire and IOW mental health transformation priorities. Liaison psychiatry is an integral part of the 24/7 Urgent Care Model and this is a great opportunity for a motivated individual with a passion for education and training to join the expanding team.

The successful candidate will a receive a robust induction and regular supervision and reflective practice.  The post holder will be required to work a flexible shift pattern over 24/7.

We are happy to consider flexible working options. Please call either Alexa Redman or Katie Power 02381204529  for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit if you would like more information.

Band 7 (subjective to job evaluation confirmation.)

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment.

COVID-19 vaccine remains the best way to protect ourselves, our families, our colleagues, and patients from the virus, we therefore encourage applicants to become fully vaccinated. We ask for vaccination status as part of pre employment checks although COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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