Senior Liaison Clinician

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen for a band 6 RMN or OT to work in the department of Liaison Psychiatry, joining the Liaison Psychiatry for Older People's Team in providing a service to Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. The successful candidate will work within a well-established and supportive multidisciplinary team, based at Beckett Wing, St James Hospital and working into St James Hospital, Leeds General Hospital and also Chapel Allerton Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The role is to provide biopsychosocial assessment, risk assessment and short-term mental health follow up to patients aged 65 years old and over admitted to an acute inpatient bed. You will be expected to develop robust clinical formulation and subsequent management plans that safely and effectively meets the needs of the patient and ward team.

You will work collaboratively with our general hospital colleagues to meet the health needs of patients with concurrent physical and mental health conditions. It is essential that applicants are confident working in a general hospital setting and can communicate and work effectively with a broad range of clinicians from different medical and multidisciplinary specialities.

You will also be expected to deliver teaching to staff at the general hospital. This may be in a formal setting or as informal situations arise.

Applicants should express a strong interest in liaison psychiatry and state why they would be a good candidate for our team in the application. To complement our established team, experience of community mental health work would be desirable, but not essential

Informal enquiries highly encouraged, please ring Clinical Team Manger Paula Dawson on 07980 970 801 Alternatively, you can contact the team directly and any of the team members will be happy to talk to you about the role: 0113 2067147

About us

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team

Job description
Job responsibilities

Liaison Psychiatry is the sub-specialty of psychiatry concerned with the provision of clinical services, teaching and research in the general hospital setting. The service aims to provide access to a specialist multi- disciplinary team, for the care of patients in the general hospital setting who are presenting with psychiatric or psychological as well as complex physical problems requiring comprehensive assessment and care management

Person Specification
  • Registered nurse (RMN) or Occupational Therapist

  • Minimum 2.5 years' experience at band 5
  • Older people's experience desirable

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