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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/07/2021.

Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner

Job Reference: 816-588

£31,365 to £37,890 pa

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NAViGO Health and Social Care CIC provide health and social care services to a population of 158,000. We are a progressive and ambitious organisation that aims to support those living with a mental health illness, their carers and families in the simplest and most effective ways. We are different because we know working with the same methods doesn’t work forever; and we will continue to challenge the way we do things to create the best services that are centred on the people who use them.

Working together across Humber, Coast and Vale


Why should you work for us?

  • CQC overall rating GOOD 2019 – with two services rated Outstanding
  • We are ranked by the Sunday Times as one of the top 100 best large Companies to work for in the UK 2021 and in the Top 10 Health & Social Care company to work for 2021 UK.
  • We are one of the top 35 best companies to work for in Yorkshire and Humber region 2021
  • Outstanding national NHS Staff Survey 2020
  • Crisis Home Treatment service for older people accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ 2018
  • Awarded for ‘Excellence in DBT’ from the Association for Psychological Therapies 2018
  • 'Highly Commended' organisation in the James Legal Solicitors Inspiring Business 2019 Awards
  • NAViGO Simply You team crowned Heart Awards Business in Community winners 2018
  • Performance Team ‘highly commended’ in the best use of data category - Health Tech Awards 2018
  • Mental Health category winner - Medipex Awards 2018
  • Mental health services in North East Lincolnshire have been rated as amongst the best in the country by the people who use them


Liaison Practitioner

We are excited to have been successful in securing Wave 3 Core 24 Liaison psychiatry funding and are looking to recruit experienced mental health practitioners to be able to expand our service to cover 24 hours.

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic mental health nurse or social workers, who have a minimum 2 years post qualification or equivalent experience. You will need to show within interview an interest and understanding of the unique nature of liaison psychiatry. We need team members who understand the essential role that liaison plays within the Acute hospital and the relationship this team has within the Access team, which is where it sits for NAViGO. The team is forward thinking and wants its members to actively engage in the service development. You will need excellent mental health and risk assessment skills, with good verbal and written communication skills, and be prepared to work in what at times, is a challenging environment. You must be able to work autonomously whilst understanding your own limitations.


You will offer an assessment service to patients aged 18+ presenting at the general hospital with a broad range of mental health and psychological problems. You will provide a communication structure between primary, secondary and non-statutory services, as a means of ensuring the highest possible standards of patient care.


A large part of your role will be responding to emergency mental health presentations who present at A&E, following thoughts or acts of self harm/suicide attempts or present with symptoms of possible acute mental illness. You will plan patient care and refer onwards to the most appropriate service and act as a gatekeeper to inpatient services.


This is a very exciting yet challenging role that requires autonomous, dedicated, empathic and resilient team members. The current team represent Navigo and Mental Health services at Diana Princess of Wales hospital and are very proud of the service they provide. The team are looking forward to welcoming new members to extend their service. You would join the current team on a mixture of day and night 12.5 hour shifts.


You will deliver a range of evidence based psychosocial interventions to individual patients as required. You will assist and support general hospital colleagues in making decisions about treatment and care in complex situations. You must understand the principles of the relevant legislation.


External applicants are encourage to make contact to get both an understanding of this role and the nature of Navigo and the wider services it provides. If you want to discuss this advert further please contact Lucy Spiring 01472808549 or Ali Cook on 01472252366 ext 14359

Previous applicants need not apply


All positions are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and medical clearance. Evidence of valid professional registration and appropriate DBS clearances will also be required where relevant. All posts will also be subject to successful completion of a 12 week probationary period.


Please note that all new employees joining NAViGO will be able to contribute to the NHS pension.


This post is classed as exempted for the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, even those convictions that are classed as spent must be declared on your application.

NAViGO CIC takes its responsibility for the Safeguarding of Children & Adults at risk seriously. Every member of staff must comply with the NAViGO Safeguarding policies.


We will ensure that all applicants are contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date.


Navigo will keep details of unsuccessful applicants on file for a period of 6 months. Where further positions arise which we believe may be suitable we may contact those applicants with information and to advise of the further vacancy, should they wish to apply. Application at this subsequent stage/position would be voluntary and via open competition. Applicants may opt out of this by informing the recruitment team via NHS Jobs if they do not wish for details to be retained for this purpose.





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