Psychiatric Liaison Nurse Development Role

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£29,828 to £44,629 a year incl 5% high cost allowance
Closing date
6 Jun 2023
Job summary

We are looking for a talented Liaison Practitioner to join our Acute Psychiatric Liaison Service. The successful candidate will be working alongside our band 6 and 7 practitioners in order to expand skills and experience in the identification and support or vulnerable people within the acute general hospital. You will learn from experience, peer mentorship, practice and reflection until you are confident and competent to practice more autonomously as a band 6 liaison practitioner.

Main duties of the job

Band 5

Embody the visions and values of Surrey & Borders Partnership Foundation NHS Trust

Adhere to the code of practice/conduct of your registering body at all times

Discharge professional responsibilities under the Mental Health Act (1983) and revised subsequent act Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the NMC Professional Code of Conduct

Develop, implement and evaluate evidence based programmes of care; set standards of care and liaise with other agencies, particularly in relation to people discharged under the Care Programme Approach.

Participate in the multi-disciplinary biopsychosocial assessment of individuals with mental health problems or vulnerabilities living in the community, by providing a community mental health perspective and expertise

Band 6 (in addition to those responsibilities at Band 5)

Utilise a range of specialist skills appropriate to the needs of individual patients and the clinical setting in which they are required to be seen and work autonomouslyCo-ordinate and monitor the delivery of person centred healthcare to a designated group of people who use our services, using complex clinical decision making where appropriate.Responsible for the full assessment of the psychiatric/psychosocial needs of those patients who have been referred to the service; including the comprehensive assessment of risks to self and others

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please check the job description & person specification document for more information on the requirements for this job.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration as RN or RMN/HCPC Registration as OT or SW Qualifications required Professional Qualification as RMN/RN (Mental Health) or Occupational Therapist or Social Worker with professional registration (NMC/HCPC)


  • Evidence of CPD Mentorship training



  • Experience required Band 5 1 year experience working with people with mental health issues

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