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Discharge Liaison Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 6 Discharge Liaison Practitioner to join our friendly multi-disciplinary team. You are keen to hear from you if you are a qualified nurse, social worker or occupational therapist.

We can offer an individualised program of support and professional development to work through with the encouragement from an existing motivated, positive, and experienced team. Informal visit to the team is welcomed.

Main duties of the job

To support the safe discharge of individuals who have been admitted to an acute mental health unit.

Providing a 3-month period of monitoring in the community with a clear care plan.

Reviewing mental health needs and providing focussed interventions to support that recovery.

Enabling a safe transfer of care to primary care as appropriate.

Referring for CMHT Care Coordinator allocation if longer-term mental health needs are identified.

Making onward referrals and/or signposting to appropriate agencies.

The post holder will be expected to work proactively in forging professional working relationships with multi-agencies.

Car driver is preferrable. You will be working 9am -5pm Monday to Friday and occasional weekend or bank holidays. We are flexible regarding working patterns and working hours.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

As a Trust, our footprint spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities.

- We function as a unified team, placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

- Our 7,000+ workforce is skilled and diverse, with a deep commitment to ongoing staff development. We offer customised training, leadership pathways, and a plethora of career opportunities.

- We respect and listen to your thoughts, ideas, and concerns via well-established network of staff groups to increase awareness and appreciation of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Building on all this, we are currently working closely with other local NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Our new organisation is set to launch in April 2024 and will incorporate Southern Health, Solent, Isle of Wight and Sussex Partnership Trusts.

While the new Trust will be substantially bigger, it will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, streamlining services and making healthcare across the county more accessible.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Mental Health Practitioner or O.T.
  • Computer skills
  • Significant post qualifying experience
  • Mentorship course
  • Clinical supervision training

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Cannon House

6 Cannon Street



SO15 5PQ

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