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Psychiatric Liaison Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Plaistow, London
£40,701 to £48,054 a year per annum Inc HCAs
Closing date
7 Jun 2023
Band 6 Psychiatric Liaison Nurse- Secondment Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for a practitioner to join the well-established Mental Health Liaison and Psychological Medicine Team at Newham University Hospital as a Band 6 Psychiatric Liaison Nurse.

This role will benefit a practitioner who is looking for a new challenge and to develop their clinical skills. The post holder will provide specialist mental health input, support and conduct full mental health assessments & management plans for people that are referred to our team from the general wards and the Emergency Department.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be part of the Newham MH Liaison and Psychological Medicine Team, which forms part of Newham's Crisis Pathway the team follows the principles of Rapid Assessment Interface Discharge which is a model of psychiatric liaison serving the Newham University Hospital including the Emergency Department and inpatient wards at the Newham University Hospital

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Current Professional Registration
  • ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Evidence of continual professional development


  • Recognised post graduate qualifications in a specialist area of adult or older adult mental health



  • Substantial post qualification experience in the field of adult and/or older adult
  • Previous experience at working at senior level
  • Previous experience at working autonomously
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary mental health team
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and of ensuring that nursing practice is culturally sensitive
  • Extensive and demonstrable experience of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care, particularly in an acute care or older adult community setting
  • Essential and demonstrable experience of writing concise and clear clinical reports



  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to promote the rights, responsibilities and recovery of adults and/or older adults with mental health problems
  • Demonstrate a full understanding of the key issues and priorities relating to the provision of liaison mental health services in an acute hospital for aged 16 years and over
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the expectations, pressures and demands of an acute inner city hospital, wards and Registered care homes.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of current legislation and policy pertaining to the provision of mental health services in all settings including the Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005, NHS and Care Act, 2014, Human Rights Act 1998
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge, expertise and practical experience of a full range of therapeutic nursing skills and approaches to people with mental health problems aged 16 years and above
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge, understanding and practical experience of risk assessment and risk management

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Newham University Hospital

Glen road

Plaistow, London

E13 8SP

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