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Mental Health Liaison Practitioner- RMN/OT/SW

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 Per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023
We are looking to recruit a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner who has an enthusiasm for and passion to work within the Urgent Care Pathway within Mental Health Services.

The Band 6 practitioner will have the opportunity to consolidate their skills in mental health and who are keen to develop the specialist skills needed within the Urgent Care Pathway.

The Mental Health Liaison Team is a dedicated team of professionals providing comprehensive and holistic assessments for patients within the Acute Trust hospital from 16 years and over .

37.5 hours 7 days, 24 hour cover including nights

Main duties of the job

This exciting opportunity will allow the successful Practitioner to develop within a very friendly, supportive Team, consolidating and expanding all clinical skills working with the diverse population within the Fylde Coast. The successful candidate will also be supported and encouraged to further develop on courses such as NMP, specialist MHL training, opportunities to top up to degree level, amongst a multitude of other service specific in house training opportunities.

Within the Mental Health Liaison Team we work collaboratively as a team, displaying core team and trust values ensuring all aspects of a patients care is thorough and completed to an exceptionally high standard.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) - current NMC Registration or equivalent professional health care qualification
  • Evidence of professional updating and development in the care of patients in an acute or community setting.
  • Diploma in Professional Studies (Nursing) - or equivalent



  • Extensive knowledge of the various approaches to mental health assessment.
  • Knowledge of key areas of liaison psychiatric practice, including the psychological effects of physical illness.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric interventions with patients in an acute phase of mental illness/distress.
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and management, particularly in relation to suicide.



  • Previous years post-registration mental health experience.
  • Involvement in innovative practice and multi-cultural environments

Skills & Abilities


  • Skills in assessing, planning and evaluating mental health interventions.
  • Skills in interacting therapeutically with distressed and/or disturbed individuals.
  • Skills in individual interventions.
  • Skills in teaching, supervision and self-appraisal.

Special Requirements


  • Ability to assimilate new concepts and approaches to care.
  • Ability to respond positively to constructive criticism.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • A problem-solving approach to professional practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


A& E Liaison Fylde Coast

Blackpool Victoria Hospital



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