Livewell Southwest is excited to be in a position to further develop the Liaison Psychiatry Service based within University Hospital’s Plymouth NHS Trust at Derriford Hospital.
UHP is the largest hospital in the south west peninsula, providing comprehensive secondary and tertiary healthcare. The geography gives the hospital a secondary care catchment population of 450,000 with a wider peninsula population of almost 2,000,000 people who can access the specialist services. The population is characterised by its diversity – the rural and the urban, the wealthy and pockets of deprivation, and wide variance in health and life expectancy. UHP is a designated major trauma centre for the South West peninsula.
The specialist function of the team is to provide bio-psychosocial assessments for individuals aged 18 yrs. and above within the Derriford Hospital footprint, either attending via the Emergency Department or being an in-patient within the hospital. Patients seen may present with mental health problems, self-harm or a psychiatric crisis.
We are looking to recruit a Band 5 Practitioner with a year’s post-qualifying experience with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure. Experience of working with adults of working age and/or older people is desirable but not essential. Liaison Psychiatry in Derriford provides a 24hr, 7 days a week provision and successful applicants will be expected to work various shift patterns on a rotational basis.
As a Band 5 Practitioner, you would be supported in your development and learning and would be expected to work with our competency framework. As a Team we have weekly group supervision alongside regular Line Management supervision.
We welcome applications from Registered Nurses (RMN and RGN), Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers (NMC/HCPC registrations required). Please demonstrate in your application how you meet the essential criteria in order to be considered. These are permanent positions.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate a good understanding of the inter-relationship between the physiology, psychology and sociology of ill-health with suitable candidates showing a clear willingness to develop skills in the areas of both functional mental health problems and older people’s/complex care mental health needs.
This is an exciting time to join this progressive multi-disciplinary team as we move towards becoming a CORE 24 service.
We welcome telephone calls from potential applicants and we look forward to speaking to you.
Livewell Southwest values its staff and makes investment in their development a priority. Currently we offer the following development opportunities for staff:
A minimum of three days protected CPD for registered staff
Development pathways for unregistered staff from apprentice to bands 2, 3 and 4 and for registered staff in bands 5, 6, 7 and 8
Coaching and mentoring
Medicines Management, leg Ulcer Management and Assessment Training
Access and funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course and Scholarship Into Nurse Training
An induction programme tailored to your needs
Relocation package may be considered for the right candidate for certain roles
Rewards and benefits
Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions – often up to 15% savings
NHS Pension Scheme and competitive Pension Scheme with Scottish Widows and/or Government Pension scheme (conditions apply)
Lease car scheme (available after satisfactory completion of probation/conditions apply)
Cycle to work scheme (available after satisfactory completion of probation)
School holiday childcare subsidies
Multiple flexible working options
Livewell Southwest can allow existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme to continue their membership when they join the organisation.
All Livewell Southwest staff are expected to able and willing to work across a 7 day service.