Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner (RMN/OT/SW) - West Staffordshire

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
25 Sep 2023
Band 6 - Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner - 12 Month Fixed Term, Maternity Cover Post

Looking for a new opportunity to work in an organisation that will help you develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be? If so, you're in luck. This post is open to Band 5 with some post registration experience who are looking for a development opportunity.

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has an opportunity to join our Liaison Psychiatry Team based at County Hospital, Stafford. We are an award-winning team and when you come to work with us, we will help you reach your full potential. Not only that, we will actively seek opportunities to share the great things you are doing, with others locally, regionally, and nationally.

You will join an extending Liaison Psychiatry Service provided by Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust, for all-age mental health presentations.

Your career with us will be enjoyable and rewarding as you develop specialist skills and make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide specialist assessment and care planning in conjunction with service users and carers, evaluation of individual treatment plans and discharge planning.
  • Responsible for maintaining quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing of practice in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.
  • Supply, administer and monitor medications, complying with relevant Trust procedures (for example Patient Group Directions and Non-Medical Prescribing) and NMC Guidance.
  • Provide formulations based on patient's individual care needs develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care. Effectively communicate these plans and any changes to the person, their family/carer and clinical colleagues active in their care.
  • Undertake skilled and robust risk assessments, and prepare clear and confident risk management plans. Deliver and promote positive risk taking, where appropriate, to improve quality of life and maximise occupational performance/independence.
  • Deliver a range of interventions in accordance with the agreed plan of care and Pathway guidance including pharmacological and psychologically informed interventions.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by:
  • Supporting your career development and progression.
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccination every year
  • Attractive relocation package
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Check out the videos below showcasing why you should grow your career here with us at MPFT:

Why Work for Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

Development and Progression Within Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

The main purpose of the role is to provide mental health assessment, risk assessment and treatment, with the primary focus of the work being the high quality assessment and treatment of patients presenting with a mental health issue within a physical healthcare setting, many of whom will have physical health conditions impacting upon their mental health.

Important aspects of the role also include (but not limited to) providing indirect patient care via formal and informal consultancy e.g. attending MDT meetings, offering opinions/advice, supporting informal and formal training for the acute Trust staff in relation to mental health and wellbeing, facilitating the timely and safe discharge of patients from the hospital, and enabling hospital staff to manage risks related to mental health in the acute environment.

Things that you will have:
  • Registered Mental Health Practitioner / Nurse / OT / Social Worker
  • Professional education or qualification in psychological therapies, particularly CBT or solution-focused brief interventions
  • Strong team-working skills
  • A high level of self-motivation and a flexible approach
  • A positive attitude and be naturally caring and compassionate
  • A commitment to high-quality care and values and evidence-based practice
  • Excellent teamwork skills, and professionalism

Role is 24/7 365 days however flexibility will be given can do shift patterns 3 days on 4 off etc., travel is required within work hours across West Staffordshire.

Person Specification



  • A qualified and registered mental health practitioner (degree or equivalent, minimum diploma level) ie nurse, OT, social worker
  • Professional education or qualification in psychological therapies, particularly CBT or solution-focused brief interventions.



  • Extensive post registration experience working in a variety of mental health settings, including working with patients in distress.
  • Experience of working therapeutically in a variety of settings, including Crisis and/or Liaison services


  • Experience of providing Liaison Psychiatry services previously.

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


County Hospital


ST16 3SA

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