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Mental Health Liaison Nurse

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
22 Sep 2023
About the team:

The Croydon Mental Health Liaison Service provides psychiatric assessments for people, aged 18 and above, to determine if they need mental health care and treatment. We care for people who live in the London Borough of Croydon and our aim is to ensure that people get the expertise they need to address their mental health problems. We provide a 24-hour service to Croydon University Hospital offering urgent assessment and intervention to patients, the team includes Nurses, Doctors, an Occupational Therapist and a Clinical Psychologist

About the location:

The Croydon area has excellent schools both in the state and private sectors. Mental health care for patients who attend CUH is delivered by the Croydon Mental Health Liaison service provided by South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). We are an ageless service along with the Older Adult Liaison Psychiatry service.

Main duties of the job

About the role:

The successful candidates will be clinically confident in assessing mental health service users presenting in emergencies, carrying out short term interventions and making independent decisions. You will thrive in a fast paced environment, often working under pressure. You will possess excellent assessment, communication skills and interpersonal skills. You will work well with others and enjoy multidisciplinary work whilst maintaining the highest standard in the quality of care. You will be expected to work in partnership with our newly opened clinical assessment unit (CAU), part of the mental health liaison services within the hospital.

About us


Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants

We look forward to receiving your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Education and Qualification

-Registered Adult Nurse and/or-Registered Mental Health Nurseand/or Registered Learning-Disabilities Nurse

-Mentorship qualification

Experience and Knowledge

-Experience of research based/reflective practice-understanding and ability to usesupervision to reflect on skills,attitude and knowledge anddevelop these by using evidencebased practice-Significant relevant clinicalexperience-Evidence of continuing professional development-Experience as a preceptor /mentor

Skills and Abilities

-Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service users needs, without close supervision

-Resilient: able to cope with difficultinterpersonal situations

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Adult Nurse / Mental Health Nurse / Learning Disabilities
  • Mentorship Qualification or equivalent teaching in practice qualification


  • Master's degree

Experience & Knowledge


  • Experience of research based/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence based practice
  • Significant relevant clinical experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of relevant professional and clinical legislation


  • Experience of taking responsibility for a ward/clinical unit
  • Experience of supporting practice in clinical areas
  • Experience of recruitment and selection of staff

Skills & Abilities


  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision
  • Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations
  • Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to doa good job and to motivate others
  • Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics: promotes equality and diversity


  • Innovative, creative and a willingness to try new ideas

Other Requirements


  • Ability to fulfil all the requirements of the role (including physical)
  • Flexibility to work shift patterns across 24hrs, 7days a week and across all clinical areas as required

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road



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