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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/09/2021.

Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner

Job Reference: 816-588

£32,306 to £39,027 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


Liaison Practitioner

We are excited to have been successful in securing Core 24 Liaison psychiatry funding and are looking to recruit an experienced mental health practitioner on a full time basis. The successful applicant will join the motivated, engaging and dynamic existing liaison psychiatry team based at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital Grimsby. The role will be work 13x 11.5 hour shifts (1 hour break) to include nights and weekends, over a 4 week period.


In the last year the team have been awarded Navigo Team of the Year 2020 as well as The Chairs Award 2020, for their dedication and compassion to patient care.


We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic mental health care professionals, mental health nurse or social workers, who have a minimum of 2 years post qualification or equivalent experience in mental health services. 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. If you are an external applicant we strongly advise making contact to get both an understanding of this role and the nature of Navigo and the wider services it provides. 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. The role encompasses working as part of an expanding psychiatric liaison team providing a liaison and assessment service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


You will offer an assessment service to patients aged 18+ (with no upper age limit, but inclusive to younger people under the care of Navigo’s Early intervention Team) presenting at the general hospital with a broad range of mental health, psychological problems, and diagnosed psychiatric illnesses. You will provide mental health consultation, liaison and advice service throughout Navigo and external agencies. 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. 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.


You will provide formal and informal education, and case consultation to registered and unregistered staff. You will join a team who are dedicated and proud of the service they provide and represent mental health services within Diana Princess of Wales Hospital.


You will provide a communication structure between secondary mental health services, primary care and non-statutory services, as a means of ensuring the highest possible standards of patient care.


The liaison team is part of Access Team based at Harrison House in Grimsby; however the primary office for Liaison is at our general hospital site at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.


If you want to discuss this advert further and we would be delighted to speak on the phone or via video conferencing options, please ring Lucy Spiring 01472808549 or Ali Cook on 01472252366 ext 14359



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.






Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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