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Frailty Liaison Nurse

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Apr 2024
The Tees-wide Liaison Psychiatry Services operates across Tees, supporting North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, by providing mental health assessment, advice, diagnosis, treatment and care planning to patients with complex needs. Liaison psychiatry staff work collaboratively with the acute trust to provide early assessment, intervention, planning and signposting for patient's presenting with delirium, dementia or suspected delirium, to avoid an unnecessary hospital admission

Main duties of the job

We are now looking to recruit a band 6 liaison nurse with Elderly Special Interest to deliver enhanced mental health support to local Acute Trusts as they develop their frail elderly care pathways. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to support the model of mental health care delivery within these pathways. Applicants should demonstrate enhanced nursing skills with specific experience of working with older adults with mental health needs, within the environment of the acute hospital.

The successful candidate will have an interest in continuous professional development support colleagues to improve their skills and knowledge and be able to drive improvement in the processes in which they work. They should possess leadership qualities, demonstrating the ability to work within tight timescales, utilising their judgement and initiative, by demonstrating excellent communication skills.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Additional contact details: Jacqui Straughan , ANC or Dawn Gadd, ANP - North Tees01642 624318

Matthew Davidson (Manager) - 01642 838201.

Person Specification



  • RNMH/RNLD current professional registration with NMC.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education (or must be achieved within agreed timescale).
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale).
  • Recognised sign-off mentor (or must be achieved within agreed timescale).


  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area e.g. older people's nursing, physical health conditions etc.
  • Non-medical prescriber



  • Recent and significant experience in the assessment and care of adults and older people with mental ill health.
  • Supporting/mentoring students on practice placement experience
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Quality improvement activities


  • Leadership or management experience
  • Recent experience nursing across a range of settings e.g. acute hospitals, mental health units, care homes etc and including adults and older people.



  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for patients in the designated field including specialist knowledge of co-morbidity (physical and mental health) in relation to acute and chronic conditions.
  • Detailed understanding of adult/child Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice


  • The Trust's Quality Improvement System (QIS)

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospital of North Tees

Hardwick Road


TS18 8PE

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