Liaison Psychiatry Practitioner

Southall, Greater London, England
£ 34961 - 44044 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
11 Oct 2019
10 Nov 2019

Job Description

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a number of mental health professionals to join our expanding Liaison Psychiatry Services at West London Mental Health Trust. These positions are for registered nurses and occupational therapists and are available across our 3 Acute Hospitals: Charing Cross Hospital, Ealing Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital.

The Liaison Psychiatry Service
All 3 of our teams have been accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Patients commented that they found our services:
"Very helpful, informative and left me feeling much more positive about everything"
"Very professional, non-judgemental and flexible"

WLMHT 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.

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.

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 A&E. 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.
Closing date: 3rd November 2019
Interview date: 20th November 2019
For further details / informal visits contact:
Pamela Canhye (Ealing Team Manager) on Applyext 3511.
Phillip Dick (West Middlesex University Hospital Team Manager) on Apply
Emma Valentine (Charing Cross Hospital Team Manager) on Apply

Ref: LS410

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