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Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner - Hospital Liaison, Harlow

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum + HCA
Closing date
8 Jun 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Senior Mental Health Nurse position in our Mental Health Hospital Liaison Team at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex. We are looking for 5 highly motivated, caring and forward thinking Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurse who are committed, flexible, proactive, and enthusiastic. You must have a keen interest in liaising and collaboratively working with system partners. You will be instrumental in service development and contribute to the accreditation of the service.

We are an enthusiastic and a welcoming team who hold quality patient care at the heart of what we do. We have a team approach in the delivery of care and work proactively in order to ensure the best outcomes for our patients. We understand the importance of staff development and will support professional growth.

Main duties of the job

For this post you will need to have excellent communication skills and the ability to work proactively in a multidisciplinary team environment. You will be expected to support the team and conduct biopsychosocial assessments, establish and manage care plans for patients who present at Princess Alexandra Hospital. As a Senior Mental Health Hospital Liaison Nurse, you will be expected to support STR workers, Associate Practitioners, Community nurses, Advanced nurse practitioners and the Clinical Lead in implementing effective changes within the team to ensure the service meets the Trust's objectives.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder should work well under the overall supervision of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Team Manager. You will be required to undertake the duties of the post and also deputise in the absence of the Clinical Lead.

Active participation will be required in the training and education of learners allocated to the community settings, and will also encourage integration between the ward teams and the community services.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate being fully IT literate.

Support is given by way of regular meaningful supervision and appraisal, reflective practice and Trust wellbeing services of advice and counselling. Continuous Professional Development is supported and encouraged.

Successful candidates must be compliant with all mandatory training, obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure Certificate and hold full registration with the NMC or registered allied health professionals.

EPUT offer a fantastic relocation package of up to �8,000. Covering a number of expenditures for new recruits relocating from 30 miles or more from their new work base at EPUT.

If you would like more information please contact

Person Specification

essential and desirable


  • excellent clinical skills and RMN qualification


  • highly motivated and positive attitude

essential and desirable


  • excellent clincial skills and RMN qualification


  • highly motivated and positive attitude

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

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Princess Alexandra Hospital


CM20 1QX

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