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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/05/2019.

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Enhanced Mental Health Liaison Clinicians

Job Reference: 798-8922

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Psychiatric Liaison
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

The mental health liaison service has received permanent investment for expansion. The team will provide a comprehensive, ageless service for patients with mental health needs both in A&E and on wards across the 2 Worcestershire Acute Hospitals.


This developing service is a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals designed to be embedded across the Acute hospitals. The team will provide a one hour response to A&E referrals.


The team will be proactive and responsive, covering a wide range of presentations including assessment and management of the acutely unwell person with mental illness, dual diagnosis, self- harm/injury and eating disorders.

The team offer comprehensive, integrated assessments of patients’ physical and psychological well-being from 8 in the morning to 10 at night, including weekend cover. The team will provide assessment, advice, ongoing support and monitoring of patients with mental health needs across all wards.

As a band 6 clinician, the post holder would be expected to work as an enthusiastic team member across the Acute hospitals, assessing patients in an autonomous, systematic way, developing and reviewing treatment plans, advising and supporting Acute staff and referring patients on through established referral pathways. Proactive and creative engagement is required in order to work collaboratively with our Health and Social Care Partners.

The post holder would be expected to contribute to the development of training packages and to deliver bespoke training to Acute Trust staff.


The team will tackle the stigma traditionally associated with mental health issues through teaching and supporting staff in the Acute setting to help facilitate access to appropriate treatments for mental health presentations. This is an opportunity to be part of a developing team which will be researched based in design according to the need of the Acute inpatient population. We would welcome applications from staff who enjoy working in a busy acute setting as a team player, who is confident to lone work and who can also demonstrate enthusiasm.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Sally Burgess, Matron or Joanna Hendy, Clinical Team Leader at Worcestershire Royal and Alexandra Hospitals, 01905 733764.



PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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