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Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Social Worker

Job Type

Fixed Term

Region

South East

Salary

Location

£40,701 to £48,054

Posted Date

18 April 2024

London

Closing Date

1 May 2024

An exciting opportunity for Band 6 Social Worker has become available to join the Liaison Psychiatry Team based at North Middlesex University Hospital. This is a permanent, full-time post and we are looking for a Social Worker to join our service to compliment our Multi-disciplinary Team. We are looking for a highly dedicated practitioner who is motivated, compassion and highly clinically skilled to be able to work autonomously in a fast-paced environment.

The focus of your role would be to demonstrate expertise within social care to reflect seamless mental health care within an acute hospital setting. You will be able to demonstrate ability to assess, identify and evaluate client's needs and risks through comprehensive assessment of working age and older adults attending the Accident and Emergency Department and also review patients who are on acute wards with mental health problems. The NMUH Liaison service provides a comprehensive specialist service to patients and carers in the general hospital setting. You may also be expected to work on a shift system across a 24-hr period seven days a week, primarily assessing individuals who present with mental health crisis.

Main duties of the job

You will be working as part of a service that responds to adults presenting to acute hospital A&E department and patients admitted to medical wards. The main clinical responsibilities for the service include: the assessment of working age and older adults attending the Accident and Emergency Department and on acute wards with mental health problems; the assessment of people presenting with self-harm; alcohol and substance misuse problems, medically unexplained symptoms, antenatal and postnatal women with serious mental illnesses; to support clinical staff in NMUH working with patients with mental health problems. A significant component of this liaison psychiatry model involves teaching and training. The team is passionate about promoting good mental health and well-being. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation and through partnership with other organisations to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery journey. The presence of Liaison Team in the Acute hospital is a pivotal part of the mental health care pathway for people with acute mental health difficulties.

About us

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care. BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which delivers MH care across some of the prisons and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19. We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

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You will be working as part of a service that responds to adults presenting to acute hospital A&E department and patients admitted to medical wards. The main clinical responsibilities for the service include: the assessment of working age and older adults attending the Accident and Emergency Department and on acute wards with mental health problems; the assessment of people presenting with self-harm; alcohol and substance misuse problems, medically unexplained symptoms, antenatal and postnatal women with serious mental illnesses; to support clinical staff in NMUH working with patients with mental health problems. A significant component of this liaison psychiatry model involves teaching and training. The team is passionate about promoting good mental health and well-being. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation and through partnership with other organisations to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery journey. The presence of Liaison Team in the Acute hospital is a pivotal part of the mental health care pathway for people with acute mental health difficulties.

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