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Mental Health Liaison Service Lead Specialist Liaison Practitioner

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are offering you the opportunity to join our well established and supportive team during a very exciting time as our service has been awarded a substantial capital investment to develop a bespoke Mental Health streaming area within the Emergency Department. We are looking to recruit a number of additional Band 7 Practitioners to the team to support this development.

The Mental Health Liaison Service is a CORE 24 team working within Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill hospitals, specialising in providing mental health care within the acute hospitals. You will be joining an already well established team that will be ready to support you.

We are welcoming interest from Registered Mental Health Nurses, Registered Social Workers or Registered Learning Disability Nurses working either at or towards a Band 7 level, who have experience of working in liaison/front line and crisis services or those who have worked with patients with complex mental health difficulties.

We are an ageless service working to address the mental health needs of people presenting to and receiving care in the acute setting. Common presentations include suicidal ideation, deliberate self-harm, depression, dementia, cognitive impairments, alcohol misuse, psychosis, adjustment to illness and physical and psychological co-morbidities. We assess people in the Emergency Department (ED) and from any ward across the hospitals.

Main duties of the job

The appointed person must be competent and highly skilled in offer a comprehensive and holistic assessment of a person's biopsychosocial needs, confident in autonomous decision-making and able to provide strong clinical leadership within the team in order to support other clinicians with complex clinical decision-making. The post holder will act as a source of expertise and point of contact within the team for our colleagues from the acute hospital trust and work in partnership with senior clinicians and colleagues supporting and maintaining service provision to ensuring effective communication between services to resolve any potential clinical issues.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

You will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

Humbelievable Benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to help support a healthy work-life balance and support your overall health and wellbeing.

  • Free on-siteparking
  • Opportunity to buy and sell annual leave
  • Cycle to work & car leasing schemes
  • Extra day off on completion of mandatory training and receiving your flu vaccination
  • Wide -range of Health & Wellbeing benefits
  • Annual staff awards ceremony

Job description Job responsibilities

For further details with regards to this vacancy opportunity, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

If you are interested in this post and would like further information then we would welcome you to contact Emma Hooley, Clinical Lead ( or Emma Thompson, Team Lead ( on 01482 226226. Please do not contact us for application forms.

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Advanced/expert understanding of relevant clinical practice, standards and protocols within identified clinical area.
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. (, NICE Guidelines
  • Member of specialist interest group/network, regionally or nationally
  • Good working knowledge of relevant IT systems to own area of work
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • Evidence of advanced practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • Proven leadership/management experience, able to demonstrate examples of positive cultural change in service delivery/practice
  • Ability to work across team/organisational boundaries developing and maintaining multi-professional and multi-agency partnerships
Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration of Qualified Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse or Social Worker.
  • Teaching qualification
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Ability to lead/motivate staff to embrace change
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills at all levels i.e. strategically and locally
Effort and Environment Essential
  • Frequent exposure to emotional or distressing circumstances

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