Main duties of the job

The Psychiatric Liaison Team provides an assessment service to the District General Hospital (D.G.H) and Emergency Department (E.D) for people who present following episodes of self harm, suicide attempts and other mental health related issues.

The post holder will provide comprehensive mental health assessments, signposting and follow-up arrangements.

The post holder will triage individuals accessing the E.D for mental health issues and illnesses; assess risk and prioritise intervention and assessment to facilitate the appropriate timely response. This has significant benefits for patients presenting to the ED by reducing waiting times, streamlining transition through the department and improving follow-up. In order the support this process the post holder will have excellent knowledge of primary and secondary mental health and substance misuse services as well as community and tertiary services. 

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and Proud to Lead competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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Person specification

qualifications and knowledge

Essential criteria

  • professional qualification RMN/ professional qualification Social worker
  • Knowledge of mental health issues relating to self harm
  • knowledge and understanding of assessing and managing patients with suspected cognitive impairment.
  • good knowledge of MHA/MCA
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience at Band 5 or band 6 in adult mental health care.
  • good knowledge of evidence based assessment tools
  • knowledge of WARRN risk assessment
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Suitable experience at band 5 or 6 RMN (or equivalent for social worker)
  • good understanding of multidisciplinary and community services.
  • Desirable criteria

  • experience at band 6 within a community or acute setting
  • previous liaison experience
  • aptitude and abilities

    Essential criteria

  • excellent communication skills
  • ability to make autonomous decisions
  • good decision making skills
  • Desirable criteria

  • ability to initiate and implement research projects
  • IT skills and knowledge
  • values

    Essential criteria

  • enthusiastic and self motivating
  • positive attitude
  • ability to act on own initiative
  • Desirable criteria

  • ability to recognise own level of competency
  • ability to approach situations in a clam and professional manner
  • other

    Essential criteria

  • to work unsocial hours
  • Desirable criteria

  • communicate in Welsh
  • To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa , unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK . If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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    Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

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