Mental Health Liaison Nurse or Registered Mental Health Nurse - RMN – NHS Hospital - Lewisham - Band 6 – £31,878 - £42,046 per annum
Job Type - Fixed Contract - 12 Months - Full Time (37.5 hours per week) some weekend working is involved in the role
I am currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity which has arisen for a Mental Health Liaison Nurse or Registered Mental Health Nurse ( RMN ), to join a Psychological Medicine and Integrated Care CAG within a well established Liaison Team in an NHS Hospital in Lewisham.
As an RMN, you will be working with a team of 8 Nurses and 4 Doctors and will care for people who present in mental health crisis to University Hospital Lewisham. You will also work collaboratively with the Mental Health for Older Adults Team and Perinatal Mental Health Team.
For this role, you must hold a relevant mentorship qualification, or be willing to undertake this training. As an RMN, you must have very good communication and interpersonal skills, and must also be confident and motivated, flexible and be able to show initiative in an environment which can be demanding.
As a Mental Health Liaison Nurse or Registered Mental Health Nurse – RMN, your duties will include:
- Working closely with both inpatient specialties and mental health services
- Demonstrate an ability to complete comprehensive mental state examinations, thoroughly assess risk, formulate safe and effective risk management plans and document this clearly
- Working and being supported by an established team which includes two consultant liaison psychiatrists, a clinical team manager, mental health liaison nurses, and a team administrator
- Providing mental health assessment and support to the inpatient wards, emergency dept. for all patients from age 18 upwards, including older adults.
For this Mental Health Liaison Nurse or Registered Mental Health Nurse – RMN role you must:
- Have experience of mental health nursing, including crisis care in a variety of settings including community.
- Be able work autonomously with awareness of when to seek advice.
- Hold a sound working knowledge of common mental health disorders, the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act.
- Have a sound knowledge of the interface between physical and mental health is essential as well as experience of working with older adults, in any setting.
- Have a current, valid registration with the NMC
- Have the legal right to work in the UK