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Psychiatric Liaison Practitioner, Band 6


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Psychiatric Liaison
2 x 37.5 hours
Job ref
Musgrove Park Hospital & Yeovil District Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum, pro rata
21/11/2018 23:59

The Liaison psychiatry team are now ready to complete the recruitment of experienced Band 6’s to the new team and are keen to recruit to our vacancies in Yeovil District Hospital and Musgrove Park Hospital.

The Psychiatric Liaison team  work as a single point of access for referrals and provides a range of mental health specialties within one multidisciplinary team to patients aged 18 years and over. Our teams respond to a diverse range of referrals covering both the Liaison and Emergency assessment.

You will be a self-starter with excellent communication skills, be able to work in potentially high pressure environments, whilst maintaining the ability to remain calm and professional. You must be confident in your assessment skills and have the ability to make autonomous decisions within a multi-disciplinary team where support and advice will always be available.

You must be keen to develop relationships with all grades of staff within the general hospital site, and have a vision for developing the service to ensure that you are visible, approachable and reactive to patients in mental health crisis, or those needing assessment on the general wards.

Experience in risk assessment, and in adult or older persons acute mental health is essential.

We look forward to hearing from enthusiastic individuals who are keen be part of progressive and supportive team.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Alison Van Laar, Team Manager, Psychiatric Liaison Service. Mob: 07900 856 843

If you have problems applying, contact

01823 342223