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Discharge Liaison Nurse, Band 6 posted by Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
£28,050 - £36,644 / year
NHS Band 6/7

Job Description

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discharge liaison nurse
Band 6
15 Hours per week
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Musgrove park Hospital
£28,050 - £ 36,644 per annum pro rata
17/12/2018 23:59

We are seeking to appoint a Band 6 Psychiatric Liaison Nurse to Musgrove Park Hospital to work closely with the Discharge Liaison Team to ensure the timely and comprehensive assessment of Older People suffering from mental health problems during their stay in hospital and to expedite discharges to a setting with appropriate care.

The role will involve working with an allocated caseload of older adults, tasks will include:

Completing initial assessments, working closely with other members of the Multi-disciplinary team to complete Understanding You health needs, attending ward rounds as appropriate, attending Best Interest meetings if capacity is assessed as being an issue and ensuring appropriate discharges.

The post holder must be enthusiastic, committed to team work and multidisciplinary working. Good time management skills are essential, alongside strong interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrating an empathetic and compassionate approach. The post holder will have extensive experience of working with older people with mental health problems.

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading. 

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits including:

Excellent annual leave entitlement

Relocation package – up to £8,000

Enhanced rates of pay

NHS Pension Scheme

Free parking on most of our sites

NHS discounts

Training and development

Flexible working

Paid registration fees for the 1st year for newly qualified staff

For more information please contact the recruitment team on [Click here to apply].

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If successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the Somerset Partnership to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

Job 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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