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Clinical Liaison Practitioner

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,448 to £47,965 per annum inclusive of HCA
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
New opportunity for a highly skilled, resilient and resourceful individual contribute to the transition and development of the reformed Mental Health Crisis pathways.

You will gain substantial experience in the variety of crisis response services working together to provide quick and highly skilled interventions to individuals experiencing and presenting with a variety of Serious Mental Illness (SMIs) in mental health crisis.

You will gain the experience of working with individuals presenting through different stages of crisis presentations in the emergency department as part of the Psychiatry liaison service as part of our Crisis Assessment Team and in our crisis assessment hub. You will have the ability to identify those who need an urgent assessment and have the opportunity, to offer these individuals an assessment promptly.

Main duties of the job

You will have the opportunity to work as part of the rotation with our Urgent assessment team, and work towards developing a cohesive crisis service pathway and supporting staffs professional development, experience, skills and knowledge. You will also be supported to develop skills through training provided by the trust to build assessment and formulation skills, risk management of psychotic, depressive, self-harm and suicidal presentation. In house training and development understanding Perinatal mental health, Children and Adolescence and working with individuals with Autism and ADHD.

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


  • oRegistered Mental Health Nurse, Registered Social Worker or Registered Occupational Therapist
  • oCurrent Professional Registration
  • oRecognized post registration training
  • oEvidence of continual professional development
  • oCBT and/or brief intervention /solution focused therapy and /or motivational interviewing or willingness to undertake
  • oRisk assessment and management training or willingness to undertake


  • oMentorship Preparation or equivalent



  • oSubstantial post qualification experience in the field of mental health crisis
  • oPrevious experience at working autonomously
  • oExperience of working in a multidisciplinary mental health team
  • oExperience of working in a multi-cultural environment and of ensuring that nursing practice is culturally sensitive
  • oExtensive and demonstrable experience of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care
  • oEssential and demonstrable experience of writing concise and clear clinical reports
  • oExperience of contributing to the development of new services preferably in mental health

Knowledge and Skills


  • oDemonstrate well developed and confident professional assessment skills
  • oDemonstrate skills in providing effective nursing leadership
  • oDemonstrate skills in working in a rapidly changing environment
  • oDemonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • oDemonstrate excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • oDemonstrate an ability to make balanced clinical judgments and decisions
  • oDemonstrate excellent communication skills incl. verbal, written and, electronic

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Psychological Medicine (Emergency Department)

Homerton University Hospital, Homerton Row


E9 6SR

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