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Clinical Lead, Mid Mental Health Liaison Team (MHLT)

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Broomfield, Chelmsford
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
The Mid-Liaison Team offers a comprehensive range of mental health specialities within one multi-disciplinary team, including liaison psychiatry specialist assessments and support, so that all patients with a suspected or actual mental health problem within an acute hospital setting can be assessed, treated, signposted or referred appropriately regardless of age, presenting complaint, time of presentation or severity of condition.

The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week service delivery based on a rostered shift pattern. Mid-Liaison service is delivered by Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust with the Mid-Liaison Team located within the Broomfield's Hospital Accident and Emergency (A& E) department.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that an integrated service is provided to Patients and ensure that a good inter-disciplinary working environment is maintained. It is expected that the Clinical Lead will formulate, adopted and promote effective collaborative working relationships with specialist lead clinicians in mental health and staff within the acute hospital ensuring that clinical practice development is an inherent part of the service delivery within the Mid-Liaison Team.

The post holder carries responsibility for the assessment and advising on management of patients presenting with mental health difficulties on wards and within the A& E department and will support and enable specialist expertise in integrated physical and mental health approaches and for intensive support for patients presenting with suspected Dementia or have a diagnosis of Dementia. In addition, there is a requirement to provide support in the active management of those with psychological issues related to frequent attendances to the acute hospital.

Patient's relatives, carers and all staff will find the post holder flexible, approachable, helpful and cooperative, upholding the ethos of EPUT to ensure that excellent standard of customer care is demonstrated with an awareness of own attitude at all times.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work under the overall supervision of the Matron / Clinical Manager to provide clinical and managerial leadership and effective operational management to the Mid-Liaison Liaison Team. The post holder will be required to undertake these duties without direct supervision ensuring that there are effective arrangements in place to coordinate the Mid-Liaison Team to meet service demand and responsible for the maintenance of standards of care.

The post holder will ensure compliance with statutory duties Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and performance targets (including meeting the recommended response times following evidence based practice) and quality improvement measurements assigned to the service.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) with current registration
  • oAbility to work in a high pressure clinical environment


  • oNon-Medical prescribing qualification

Personal attributes


  • oShares the Trust's Beliefs and models this in their attitude and behaviour:

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Broomfield hospital, Woodlands Way,

Broomfield, Chelmsford


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