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Senior Liaison Practitioner

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to an expansion in the team an exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a new colleague as a Mental Health Liaison Practitioner with the service based at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport.

If you are a registered mental health professional with experience in assessing and supporting individuals of any age and you would like to be part of a growing and developing service we would like to hear from you. We are particularly interested in colleagues with an experience of working with both working age and older adults to support our urgent pathway within the team and individuals with a background in crisis and acute care to support our emergency pathway.

Main duties of the job

As part of the Mental Health Liaison service you can expect professional support and development in this exciting and challenging area of work. You will be joining a friendly and supportive team at Stepping Hill Hospital and will receive regular management and clinical supervision and have opportunities to engage in CPD. As a valued member of the liaison team you will be fully involved in all service developments and given opportunities to support quality improvement. Significant developments have taken place over the past 12 months with acute trust colleagues supported by NHS England which means this is a great time to join the team. We are also currently undergoing the PLAN accreditation process with the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

The service runs 7 days a week to support wards and 24/7 to support the Emergency Department, so posts will be worked on a shift basis to include nights, weekends and bank holidays.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification



  • Professional registration in health or social care with up to date accreditation / CPD - RMN, Dip SW, BSc Occupational Therapy or equivalent.
  • Short course(s) and experience to post graduate diploma level.


  • Educated to degree leve
  • Accredited skills based training
  • Training related to management skills, teaching, staff development and supervision
  • Non-medical prescriber
  • AMHP



  • Proven experience across a range of acute mental health services
  • Demonstrate a working experience of a range of assessment tools for a range of mental health conditions
  • Previous experience of working effectively with other disciplines


  • Experience of working within liaison services
  • Experience of working with older adults with functional illness and / organic conditions in either an inpatient or community setting
  • Experience in identifying and management of delirium
  • Experience of supporting individuals who misuse alcohol or drugs
  • Experience of delivering training / teaching to other professionals
  • Experience of service development / managing change



  • Sound knowledge of evidence based contemporary mental health practice.
  • Sound knowledge base of holistic risk assessment and management.
  • Good understanding of the impact of physical and mental health co-morbidities
  • Sound working knowledge of Mental Heath Act and Mental Capacity Act Legislation and DOLS


  • Have knowledge of the range of services available for individuals locally
  • Awareness of a range evidence based interventions
  • Awareness of the value of research / audit and quality improvement



  • Skills in Assessment / Care Management and planning
  • Ability and skills to undertake comprehensive risk assessment and formulation of risk management plans including supporting patients who self harm or are in a neglectful state
  • Ability to undertake Bio / Psychosocial assessments across a range of patient groups and age profiles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a wide range of people including patients carers and other professionals
  • Ability to work autonomously, prioritise and manage own workload
  • Good organisational, problem solving and time management skills and an ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to supervise staff, set standards, monitor performance and promote staff development
  • Possess a positive attitude to change and commitment to service development
  • Be able to work as an effective member of the multidisciplinary team
  • Be able to work a range of shifts over a 24 hour, 7 day period on a rotational basis
  • Ability to formulate clear discharge plans across a range of patent groups and age profiles


  • Leadership skills / abilities
  • Ability to use IT systems across PCFT

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Stepping Hill

Poplar Grove



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