Consultant Psychiatrist in Liaison Psychiatry

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
3 Jan 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time consultant psychiatrist to work in Humber's Mental Health Liaison Team, which is regarded as an opportune moment to develop the functioning of the team.

The service covers the local population of Hull and East Riding, and the post holder will work closely with the local Acute Trust and the multidisciplinary team embedded within the Mental Health Liaison Service.

The successful candidate will provide medical leadership in a well-established multi-disciplinary team, and help to develop the functioning of the team.

Main duties of the job

The Liaison service is composed of 6 teams:
  • The Mental Health Liaison Service (MHLS) - this provides a 24/7 acute, service to the A& E department and inpatient wards at Hull Royal Infirmary (HRI) and Castle Hill Hospital (CHH). In addition to undertaking assessments for the working age group, MHLS will also assess those who are under 18 years of age presenting with self-harm and/or have attempted suicide. The team also, has an older adult liaison service who assess and support those over the age of 65.
  • General Liaison Service - this service takes non-urgent referrals from clinicians in the Acute Trust, providing an assessment and treatment service to patients with medically unexplained symptoms and psychological comorbidities associated with physical disease. It offers several bespoke services to diabetes, renal medicine, cystic fibrosis and bariatric patients.
  • Huntington's Team
  • Chronic Fatigue Service
  • Perinatal Service
  • Frequent Attenders Service (FAS)

  • The post holder is expected to work primarily with the MHLS team.

    About us

    As a Teaching Trust we provide excellent opportunities for professional development and we are a leading Trust in mental health research. We work closely with our teaching partners of Hull York Medical School and Health Education England to offer an excellent training package that has seen us rated in the Top 5 of the GMC's national training survey 2016.

    You will join our team of over 2,700 colleagues that work together to change lives. We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to employee development.

    Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire is a great place to live and offers some of the most competitive house prices in the country with access to excellent schools and further and higher education providers.

    We offer a wide range of benefits to help support a healthy work-life balance and support your overall health and wellbeing, including:
    • Excellent relocation package
    • Free on-site parking
    • Buy and sell annual leave
    • Cycle to work & car leasing schemes
    • Extra day off on completion of mandatory training and receiving
    • flu vaccination
    • Wide range of Health & Wellbeing benefits

    Find out more about what makes our Trust 'Humbelievable' at

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    As a consultant working for the Mental Health Liaison Service team, you will have responsibility for the provision of safe and effective care and treatment. You will share the vision of integrated and multi-disciplinary working and actively engage in the development of the service through research and support.

    The post holder would be expected to be approved as a Responsible Clinician or be willing to undertake training to obtain Section 12(2) MHA and will be expected to renew this approval according to agreed procedures.

    The ability to commute within the Trusts geographical area with access to the appropriate means of transport is essential.

    Please read our attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information on our exciting role available.

    Person Specification



    • fully registered with the GMC with necessary qualifications
    • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
    • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment (the Trust will appoint a section12(2) to provide this role in the sector during the transition)
    • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment


    • Liaison endorsment
    • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice

    Qualifications and Knowledge


    • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


    • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
    • MRCPsych
    • Additional clinical qualifications or endorsements.

    Clinical Skills, Knowledge and Experience


    • Excellent knowledge in specialty
    • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
    • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
    • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
    • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA


    • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

    Academic skills and lifelong learning


    • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
    • Ability to work in and lead team
    • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement.
    • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
    • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes
    • Participated in continuous professional development
    • Participated in research or service evaluation


    • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
    • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation.
    • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
    • Has led clinical audits leading to service change or improved outcomes to patients



    • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


    Department of Psychological Medicine

    220-236 Anlaby Road


    HU3 2RW

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