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Liaison Practitioner

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A vacancy has arisen for a Mental Health professional to join the PLAN Accredited Liaison Team at Royal Derby Hospital as a Band 6 Liaison Team Practitioner.

The Liaison Team offers a comprehensive range of mental health specialties within one multi-disciplinary team, so that all patients of 18 and above can be assessed, treated, signposted or referred appropriately regardless of age, address, presenting complaint, time of presentation or severity and complexity.

The service aims to meet the mental health needs of all adult patients in the hospital, including those who self-harm, who have drug/alcohol issues, or who have mental health difficulties commonly associated with old age, including dementia. This is either through direct contact with the patient or supporting and advising the Royal Derby Hospital clinicians.

Main duties of the job

As a registered practitioner you are personally accountable for your professional practice and have a legal/professional responsibility to service users, colleagues, employers and self.

The post holder will provide strong leadership, ensuring evidence-based practice is delivered to improve the quality of and shape responsive services. The post holder will be responsible for establishing operational and service mechanisms that support safe high quality care throughout the twenty-four hour period. The post holder will present a professional image to promote a positive image to service users, carers and the community as a whole.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click ON APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site, you will need to register if you do not already have an account.

We are particularly keen to receive applications from professionals with experience working with older adults, if that is you then we welcome your application.
  • Training and supervision will be given to develop skills in other clinical areas that you may not be experienced in.
  • Support, training, coaching, mentoring and reflective practice will be available within a team that values curiosity, discussion and critical thinking.
  • Within this role there is a requirement to work on a 24/7 shift rotation.

Please note that interviews may be done over video call.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse or Social Worker or Occupational Therapist (HCPC Registered Practitioner)


  • Mentorship

Knowledge and Experience


  • Post registration experience.
  • Demonstrable experience in either adult mental health, older adults, substance misuse, post registration clinical expertise
  • Demonstrate leadership skills such as motivation, facilitation, mentorship.

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter New Road


DE22 3NE

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