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Liaison Mental Health Worker

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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The successful applicant will work in an exciting new role within the developing 24 hour Liaison Mental Health Service based within the Grange University Hospital. The role will involve the treatment and care of service users who are experiencing severe mental health difficulties within the emergency and district general hospital setting within Gwent. Whilst based in the Grange, the successful applicants will in-reach to the local hospitals in Newport and Abergavenny.

You will be part of a dynamic team who are passionate about person centred care and delivering the best outcomes for our service users. You will be supported by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of a Team Leader, Clinical Lead, Administrators and in-reach from a Medic and other Professionals.

A variety of shifts can be worked, including 12 hours throughout a 24 hour, 7 day week to ensure a work/life balance for our staff.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant must be highly motivated, innovative, enthusiastic and passionate about service user centered care. You will be committed to ensuring the delivery of safe, high quality care and contribute to the development of the Liaison service across Gwent.As part of a pan Gwent Service the successful candidates will be expected to work across District General Hospitals and will have knowledge and experience in the care of people experiencing acute mental distress, excellent clinical skills in risk assessment and a sound knowledge of appropriate therapeutic interventionsThis position is open to Professional Qualified Mental Health Workers including Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse or Registered Occupational Therapist or


  • ECDL



  • Relevant experience at Band 5 or equivalent
  • Evidence of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of health and social wellbeing


  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification



  • Able to undertake a whole person assessment
  • To communicate verbally and effectively with service users, managers and other members of the multidisciplinary team


  • Good risk management skills
  • Able to teach individuals and groups

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


The Grange University Hospital



NP44 8YN

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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