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Trust Locum Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

Job Details

Liaison Psychiatry Service provide specialist care at Royal Shrewsbury hospital (RSH), Princess Royal hospital (PRH), community hospital of Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Oswestry (RJAH).

The emphasis is to provide timely and comprehensive assessment, interventions and treatment to service users and their families/carers, where a functional or organic mental disorder is suspected or evident. The 'community' the post serves is the population within the general hospitals, regardless of their home locality.

Main duties of the job

You will: Providede a timely and flexible response to referrals, to meet the demands of the PRH/RSH hospitals
  • Work with the following groups of people who may attend or be admitted to the acute hospital setting (not an exhaustive list):
  • People who have self-harmed
  • People with physical and psychological consequences of alcohol/substance misuse
  • Frail elderly people with possible delirium/depression/dementia
  • People with known severe mental illness particularly when in relapse
  • People admitted with primarily physical health symptoms which may also have a psychological/social cause
  • Vulnerable groups including people who are homeless, experience personality difficulties, subject to domestic abuse/violence and Provide comprehensive mental health assessment assist with diagnosis, care and specialist discharge planning, risk assessment and management, including signposting to people referred to the service.
  • Provide Mental Health related training to staff members at the hospital sites to raise awareness of mental health conditions.
  • Work closely and in partnership with other services and organisations to contribute to a seamless service of mental health provision and the development of appropriate care pathways for onward referral of individuals in need of further assessment and support.

For full list please see Job Description attached

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, milage paid at business rate s
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working in a multi-disciplinary team and in partnership with the acute trust (Shropshire and Telford Hospitals)
  • Provide specialist assessment and care planning in conjunction with service users and carers
  • Evaluate treatment plans and undertake discharge planning
  • Response to the wards within 24 hours of referral
  • Triage and assess referrals received by the service in liaison with multi-disciplinary colleagues
  • Respond to and inform referrers / other professionals and responsible adults as necessary on decisions, care plans, policy and best practice

Qualifications and training

MB BS or equivalent medical qualification. Essential

MRCPsych Essential

Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management. Desirable

Endorsement in liaison psychiatry. Desirable

Dual training in general adult and older adult psychiatry. Desirable

Experience and Knowledge

Excellent knowledge and experience in specialty of Working Age psychiatry, in a variety of services

Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty

Ability to provide leadership and vision in a changing environment

Strong understanding of statutory agencies and voluntary bodies

Demonstrate an understanding of clinical governance including risk management

Effective Planning & Organisational skills with an ability to prioritise own workload.

Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others

Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA

For further information on the Job Description, main responsibilities and Person Specification to ensure you have the relevant skills for the post, please see the attached documents below.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification. MRCPsych
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.

Clinical Skills, Knowledge, and experience


  • Excellent knowledge and experience in specialty of Working Age psychiatry, in a variety of services
  • Ability to provide leadership and vision in a changing environment


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

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Mytton Oak Road



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

301-MS-23- 5421421-B


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