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Mental Health Liaison Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

Job Details

Come and work within the Wigan Mental Health Liaison All Age Service

We are looking for practitioners with knowledge of mental health presentations, to provide specialist mental health screening and comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment to individuals of all ages, formulating care plans, risk assessments and signposting/discharging to appropriate services.


Main duties of the job

  • Work as part of the integrated multidisciplinary 24-hour mental health liaison service providing specialist mental health screening and comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment, focusing on relapse prevention, timely discharge and improved quality of life for patients referred to the service.
  • Assess people attending the A & E department, including the Paediatric (PECC) Unit, offering highly developed risk assessments and management plans.
  • Provide a service to the wards assessing individuals with a range of complex needs, including both organic and functional illness
  • Adopt the principles of joint working across the Urgent Care Pathway.
  • Work in line with Core 24 standards.
  • Representing mental health services within an acute hospital setting.
  • Providing and supporting a good communication structure.
  • Working alongside families and carers to promote wellbeing.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over 6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations.

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.

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

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification for details.

Staff Benefits
  • 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



  • Registered RMN, Social Work registered or HCPC



  • Experience of mentorship, supervision and co-ordination of staff.
  • Experience of Care Planning process working in a multiagency framework.
  • Demonstrate experience of problem solving approaches



  • Ability to delegate and coordinate
  • Ability to utilise assessment skills and tools effectively
  • Ability to communicate in a variety of settings
  • Able to deal with sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues
  • Effective time and workload management
  • Effective record keeping
  • Ability to identify and minimise risk effectively



  • Mental Health Act (1983) / MCA
  • Relevant national policies and guidance
  • Evidence based and reflective practice
  • Vulnerable Adults Procedure and Child Protection/safeguarding
  • Safety, Privacy and Dignity Guidelines



  • Commitment to effective teamwork
  • Commitment to service development
  • Good time management
  • Demonstrate continuous professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Royal Albert Edward Infirmary

Wigan Lane



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