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Liaison Psychiatry Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 222-LS-605-D

West London NHS Trust
Nursing and Midwifery Registered
H&F Liaison Psychiatry Service, London
£33,660 to £43,307 pa inc HCAS

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

Job Title: Liaison Psychiatry Nurse Specialist


Department: Liaison Psychiatry, West London NHS Trust, with posts in Charing Cross, Ealing and West Middlesex University Hospitals


Band: 6


Are you a registered Psychiatry Nurse looking for a new challenge?


About the Role:


West London NHS Trust Liaison Psychiatry Services are innovative services providing prompt specialist assessment and management of people in the acute hospital who are experiencing co-existing physical and mental health difficulties. Our move to a core 24 service will ensure patients have access to expert Liaison Psychiatry assessment 24/7.


Come and join our multi-disciplinary teams who work together to help people regain their dignity and live the best life possible. We have opportunities for a number of mental health professionals to join our expanding Liaison Psychiatry Services at West London NHS Trust. These positions are for registered nurses and are available across our 3 Acute Hospitals: Charing Cross Hospital, Ealing Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital.


The team has a mix of Consultant Liaison Psychiatrists, Band 6 & 7 Liaison Psychiatry Nurse Specialists, as well as full time team Administrators. The team has office space within the acute hospital we serve. Excellent working relationships have already been developed with both acute Trust clinicians and managers.


About us:


We are one of the most diverse providers of mental health care in the UK and our staff are dedicated to improving lives through the wide range of services we offer.


Our purpose is to help people to recover from mental illness and to find new and better treatments that allow people to lead full and productive lives. Our ambition is to be the best organisation of our type in the UK and all 3 of our teams have been accredited as excellent by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


We are very excited to announce that, with the support from NHSE, our service will, in the very near future, run 24 hours every day of the year and we will offer a range of shift patterns to suit the needs of our practitioners.


Alongside an exciting and fulfilling nursing role in a valued environment, we also offer:


    • A full induction


    • A supportive environment to develop clinical skills


    • Access to a comprehensive online library of training, development and resources


    • Support towards career development and promotion opportunities within the Trust


    • Annual leave buying and selling scheme


    • Car lease scheme


    • Childcare vouchers


    • Discounted Gym membership


    • Flexible working


    • Staff discounts




About you:


We are looking for applications from highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced mental health professionals who are committed in promoting patient focused care and treatment. Interested candidates should have relevant experience working in psychiatry.


As a member of the team you will be expected to provide full assessment of patients’ mental health needs and a broad range of psychosocial treatments / interventions for patients who are referred from a variety of sources within the hospitals, including ED. Patients seen may present with emotional problems, self-harm or in psychiatric crisis. You will also be expected to work with patients presenting with psychosomatic disorders, as well as a variety of psychological issues related to physical disorders. You will be required to make clear autonomous decisions, based on an analysis of complex presenting problems and judgment about available options, with clinical support and supervision from more senior colleagues in the team. For further information please read the attached Job Description and Personal Specification.


We welcome enquiries about this role before or during your application process. If you would like to know more about this opportunity and working at West London Mental Health Trust, please contact


Pamela M Canhye (Ealing Liaison Psychiatry Service Team Manager) on 0208 967 5000 ext 3511.


Phillip Dick (Hounslow Liaison Psychiatry Service Hospital Team Manager) on 0208 483 1496



For further details / informal visits contact:

Pamela M Canhye (Ealing Liaison Psychiatry Service Team Manager) on 0208 967 5000 ext 3511.


Phillip Dick (Hounslow Liaison Psychiatry Service Hospital Team Manager) on 0208 483 1496

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) 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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