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Clinical Lead Oldham Liaison Mental Health Team

Pennine Care NHS FT
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and experienced Clinical Lead to join Oldham Liaison Mental Health Team providing clinical leadership and operational management to the team.

The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and posts will be on a shift basis.

This vacancy is to cover maternity leave until August 2025, **Fixed term contract / Secondment**

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting role for an individual who has proven team leadership experience and a genuine desire to influence and lead a dynamic team and help with service development within the emergency and urgent care mental health pathway. The Liaison Mental Health Service in Oldham offers an all age liaison mental health support to the Emergency Department and general hospital wards.

About us

The liaison mental health service offers a comprehensive range of mental health specialities within one multi-disciplinary team so that all patients with a suspected or actual mental health problem within the general hospital can be assessed, treated, signposted and referred appropriately regardless of age, presenting complaint, time of presentation or severity of condition. The service puts an emphasis on diversion and discharge from the emergency department and the facilitation of early and effective discharge from the acute hospital site.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse with current registration
  • Completion of preparation for mentorship / practice teacher / fieldwork educator qualification or willingness to complete
  • Shor courses and experience to post graduate level


  • Registered general nurse / qualification related to physical health
  • Educated to degree level or working towards
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification
  • Formal teaching qualification



  • Substantial experience as a liaison mental health practitioner at band 6 or above
  • Experience of MDT working in mental health with complex cases
  • Experience of working to objectives and meeting deadlines, within a performance management framework
  • Experience of providing day-to-day clinical leadership and operational management
  • Experience of supervising junior staff
  • Experience of joint working with outside agencies


  • Experience of working in community settings
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Experience of managing / triaging referrals



  • Working knowledge of current mental health legislation and guidance in relation to safeguarding and vulnerable adults
  • Working knowledge of NICE guidance in the treatment of mental health problems
  • Knowledge of mental health / risk management processes
  • Be able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of clients presenting with physical and mental health co-morbidity issues
  • Overview and knowledge of the range of interventions and services that meet the needs of all services users referred to the mental health service including those with dementia, delirium, functional illnesses, self-harm and substance misuse
  • Be competent in developing and delivering training packages relating to mental health
  • Display a good understanding of clinical governance and quality improvement

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to work in a high pressure clinical environment
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders
  • Ability to manage own emotions and those of others
  • Evidence of well-developed comprehensive mental health assessment skills
  • Evidence of well-developed risk assessment and management skills
  • Evidence of well-developed team leadership and management skills
  • Evidence of effective change management skills
  • Ability to develop credibility with clinicians, practitioners and stakeholders
  • Evidence of the ability to lead, motivate and manage an experienced group of staff
  • Be competent in developing and delivering training packages relating to mental health
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to inspire others and lead collaboratively


  • Experience and / or qualification in the provision of clinical supervision to junior team members
  • Experience in chairing professional meetings

Work Related Circumstances


  • Must be flexible and able to work within a 7 day service and upto 8pm including bank holidays
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the trusts equal opportunities and equality and diversity policies
  • Appointments to be regulated and controlled activities require and enhanced DBS disclosure

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Forest House Royal Oldham Hospital



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