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Senior Psychiatry Liaison Practitioner

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
30 May 2024
We are looking for a competitive and competent Clinical band 7 clinician with a caring and positive attitude to join our team. We are based in East Surrey Hospital next to the acute hospital and is core 24/7 days a week service. Our clinicians work longs days and unsocial hours including week ends and nights. We are an assessment and signposting service for patients in the general hospital, we also liaise with internal and external partners for signposting. We deliver teaching to the acute hospital staff and work collaboratively to deliver an excellent service. Our team consists of band 6, 7s nurses , a working age and older age consultant, clinical psycholigist and service manager.

We are kind, compassionate and caring team and offer an assessment and signposting service for patients with mental health needs who attends the General hospital.

Our service have PLAN (Psychiatric Liaison Accredited Network) accreditation with the Royal college of Psych . We also have a good rating for our peer standard review. Our trust is supportive to staff with flexible working need.

If you are ambitious with a positive and ready to do attitude, and would like to be part of our team, we would like to hear from you. You will also have excellent communication skills with good assessment skills and experience working with patients in mental health crisis. You will be a great team player and supportive to the team. In return we will offer supervision and learning and development.

Main duties of the job

My job makes better lives by

By providing expert interventions and oversight to the care of people within the Acute General hospital pathway. I will ensure that the care delivered is excellent and in keeping with the most up to date guidelines.

I will support the growth and development of other members of the Liaison psychiatry team whilst supporting the service manager and wider Trust to achieve an exemplary CORE24 service underpinning our visions and values. My role will include providing education, challenging stigma and actively supporting service improvement and development.

I will put the experience of the person using the service at the centre of my decision making whilst building a supportive and responsive relationship with colleagues in the Acute Trust.

I will build outstanding relationships with all relevant services and will lead on clinically challenging and complex cases across the lifespan

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification for further information about the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Clinical qualification at Diploma level or above in Mental Health nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work with evidence of transferable mental health skills and practice
  • 2 year's experience working as a Band 6
  • Registration with a registered body - HCPC or NMC


  • post qualification training to degree level but not essential



  • Sound experience of working with people with a variety of mental health issues
  • Expertise and experience in supervision and supporting the growth of other staff


  • Practice assessor/practice supervisor training, post qualification training

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Psychiatric Liaison Service East Surrey Hospital

Canada Drive



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