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Band 6 Primary Care Mental Health Liaison Nurse

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inc Outer London HCAS
Closing date
26 Nov 2023
A fantastic and exciting opportunity has arisen within Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust for two highly motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse to join our Hillingdon Older Adults Community Mental Health Services as Primary Care Liaison workers.

The Mental Health Primary Care Liaison Workers posts within Hillingdon Older Adult Mental Health Services are new roles and part of the Community Transformation work inline with the NHS Long Term Plan. The role will have a focus on supporting GPs within Primary care as a specialist assessment and intervention Nurse. Post holders will be providing mental health assessments, psychosocial interventions and medication education/ support to the Older Adult population of Hillingdon. The role will also support service user transition between primary and secondary care. Additionally, the role includes MDT meeting attendance and support / deputation to the CMHT Team Leader.

As these roles are a new development in our service the successful candidates will be working with the service manager and clinical lead, the team, partner agencies, and each other, to support the develop of this aspect of the service and these roles. This makes this an ideal opportunity for applicants who are looking to further their service development and leadership skills in the NHS.

Main duties of the job

These posts are full-time, 37.5 hours per week roles, and the CMHT service hours are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. We also have flexible working policies to support individuals achieve the work - life balance that their situation might require.

The CMHT works with Older adults covering the Hillingdon borough and is based in Woodland Centre in Hillingdon. Hillingdon is home to a diverse population and contexts, from urban to semi-rural. Situated in North West London, it has good transport links with the rest of London and surrounding counties and is home to a wide range of social, leisure, and sporting opportunities available to people working and living in the area.

The CMHT is a needs-led service and work with service users that are physically frail and have a mental health problem. Caseloads are a mixture of service users with long and enduring mental health issues, acute mental health issues or issues relating to memory loss. The Mental Health Primary Care Liaison Workers will work within the CMHT but will be completing in-reach work for the GPs in the Borough.

About us

What will you get?
  • Regular individual supervision and reflective practice groups
  • Training package to ensure continuous professional development
  • Working within a dynamic team with visibility of the Senior Management Team
  • Access to London Leadership Academy Coaching and Mentorship programmes
  • A range of staff benefits including kids pass, range of salary sacrifices schemes (including for electronic goods and 30% savings on a car), interest free loans and many more).
  • Opportunities for flexible working

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The CMHT is a multidisciplinary team, comprising of mental health nurses, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists and support workers. The team is supported by a good administrative system and offers an excellent work environment. The team has good partnership working with local non-statutory Dementia services. The team works closely with our colleagues at The Riverside Centre at Hillingdon Hospital, Memory Services and Older Adult Home Treatment Service.

What we are looking for?
  • Post registration experience of working with older adults with mental health problems and desirable experience of working with older adults in a community setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a sound understanding of current government legislation, demonstrate the ability to work as part of a MDT and provide high quality care with evidence based therapeutic assessments, interventions and completion of accurate and timely documentation.
  • Specialist skills in mental health assessment, risk assessment, safety planning and medication administration.
  • Car owner/driver would be ideal but not essential as it is about finding the right person

  • Person Specification



    • Substantial post qualification experience


    • Evidence of post qualification education



    • Mental health assessment, risk assessment and management
    • Post registration experience


    • IT systems experience
    • Supervising the work of others
    • Older Adult Mental Health experience

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


    Woodland Centre


    UB8 3NN

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