Mental Health Practitioner - Liaison Psychiatry

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023
**12 month secondment within Liaison Psychiatry, Peterborough**

An opportunity has arisen to join a highly regarded and established team based at Peterborough City Hospital. We are a PLAN accredited team.

We will recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Clinical Nurse Specialist or Social Worker to join our Psychiatric Liaison Team, predominantly covering the Emergency Department.

We are a diverse team with a broad skill set. We are driven by a passion for excellent patient care, which we support with a comprehensive and continuous departmental academic programme.

We have regular case-based discussions and have developed a culture of reflective practice.

Main duties of the job

The Liaison Psychiatry Service at Peterborough City Hospital has close links with the broader mental health services provided by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT the Trust). There are wide-ranging opportunities for training and development both within CPFT and Liaison Psychiatry.

This role will assist in the delivery of a high-quality Liaison Psychiatry Service within Peterborough City Hospital in keeping with the visions and values of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

The position is primarily based within the Emergency Department but will also include responding to referrals within the general inpatient acute medicine wards.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To conduct Biopsychosocial and risk assessments for individuals presenting in the Emergency Department with mental health problems and admitted to inpatient wards at Peterborough City Hospital.
  • Provide a high level of clinical expertise in the assertive management and assessment and care of patients presenting with mental health problems.
  • Ensure that care is based on the assessment of care needs, and includes a thorough risk assessment and risk management plan.
  • Ensure good communication with other members of the Liaison Psychiatry Service as well as general hospital staff about changes in care plans.
  • To liaise with other agencies caring for patients, including community mental health teams and GPs to provide clear plans for all patients, particularly frequent attending or high risk patients.
  • To organise and provide training in psychiatry, including mental health awareness.

Person Specification



  • Experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Evidence of relevant post registration training and development.
  • Mentor for Student Nurses or willing to complete training if appropriate for registration


  • Recognised training qualification



  • Community and in-patient nursing experience in mental health services
  • Considerably experienced in the assessment and management of clinical risk.
  • Experience in the planning and delivery of training and practice developments to staff.
  • Evidence of Interdisciplinary / multi-agency working experience

Skills & Abilities


  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Competent IT skills including word, outlook, excel and power point
  • Ability to prioritise workload effectively, meeting expected deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Advanced interpersonal skills demonstrating the ability to communicate and work with a wide range of professionals

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Advanced understanding of the mental health needs of working age people
  • Specialist knowledge of person-centred care and its application
  • Specialist knowledge of psycho-social interventions and their appropriate use.

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

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Emergency Department Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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