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Clinical Psychologist, Salford Mental Health Liaison Service

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023
Applications are invited from enthusiastic Clinical / Practitioner Psychologists who wish to work within the Salford Mental Health Liaison Team. This well-established multi-disciplinary team supports service users within the acute hospital who are experiencing an interaction of physical health problems and mental health crises. The team is based with Salford Royal Hospital.

Psychological therapies are well integrated and regarded within the team and wider district. Within Salford we have a growing network of psychologists working in acute care pathways with close links to in-patient psychology and home-based treatment.

Clinical work will involve conducting a range of psychological assessments and interventions. Applicants will be able to demonstrate experience or a high level of enthusiasm/commitment to working with people with experiences of trauma and mental health needs. Experience of working within multidisciplinary environments will also be an advantage. The post holder will need to contribute actively to team and multi-disciplinary working, so a high standard of written and verbal communication is required. Indirect work will involve the provision of consultancy and liaison sessions and supervision and training sessions.

Regular clinical supervision will be offered within the Salford Directorate by Principle Clinical Psychologists experienced in working in acute care.

This post is available on a permanent contract. Flexible working and/or would be considered.

Main duties of the job

The postholder is required to collaborate and respond flexibly to a variety of clinical and service-level demands involving:
  • Undertake rapid and highly specialist psychological assessments and formulations to guide the management and timely discharge of patients with mental health disorder, including dementia, especially those who frequently attend the emergency department or are admitted to the acute hospital.
  • Participation in multi-disciplinary decision-making regarding patients with psychological and psychiatric disorders admitted to the acute hospital wards and emergency department.
  • Development of the psychological elements of the Mental Health assessment of patients who are physically unwell.
  • Determination and delivery of appropriate brief psychological interventions during the period of a service user's involvement in the service.
  • Provision of appropriate information and education to families, carers and the care system.
  • Use of psychological formulations to support resilience and reduce vulnerability in order to decrease the risk of repeated future crises.
  • To deliver a continuing programme of training to all Liaison service staff in psychological understanding of crises, assessment, formulation and interventions, as needed.
  • To offer consultation and supervision to mental health liaison team staff in the development and utilisation of psychological and psycho-social formulations and in the delivery of any specific psychological or psycho-social interventions.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are keen to invite applications from clinical psychologists with enthusiasm for working in an acute care setting who are keen to develop their knowledge and skills of Cognitive Analytic Therapy. Within this role we will accept applications for CAT training and if successful funding would be available to support this training, supervision and access to a suitable client case load.

Please see attached job description and person specification

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • 1.Doctoral level (or equivalent) qualification in Clinical Psychology.
  • 2.Current registration with HCPC or appropriate professional body.


  • Additional postgraduate advanced training in one or more relevant therapy approaches e.g. Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focussed Therapy.
  • Supervision Training

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Salford Mental Health Liaison Service, Meadowbrook

Stott Lane


M6 8HG

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