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Mental Health Liaison Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health Nursing
Band 6
12 month Secondment
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
York Hospital
£30,401-£37,267 per annum
27/03/2019 23:59

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Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

- care about what they do
- respect and value others
- listen in order to improve
- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.


Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: 12 month Secondment

Mental Health Liaison is a specialty concerned with the assessment and care of people presenting with both mental and physical health symptoms in the general hospital setting, including medical, surgical and specialty wards.

York Hospital is looking to recruit a Band 6 Mental Health Specialist Nurse to work with York Mental Health Assessment and Liaison Team (MHALT) for Older People (aged 65 years and over). The team consists of 3 RMN Nurses, 1 full-time Consultant Psychiatrist, 1 FY1 Junior Doctor and 1 part-time Specialty Doctor. The service currently operates Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (excluding Public Holidays). 

This post presents an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, empathetic and skilled RMN to join this team and the successful applicant will play a pivotal role in providing mental health assessment, advice, treatment, care planning, reviewing and appropriate referring on of service users aged 65 years and over who present with mental health issues at York Hospital.

This will be a rewarding role in which the practitioner will be expected to work autonomously in a dynamic environment, have strong assessment and therapeutic skills and be dependable, approachable and flexible; previous experience and knowledge of working with older adults in either an inpatient or community setting is essential, and experience and knowledge of working with people under 65 years in the community or inpatient is desirable.

You will require excellent communication skills, enjoy working in a team and be able to work under pressure.

General hospital staff education is an expected part of this role so and an interest and experience in delivering training to staff is required.

The successful candidate will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse and preferably have ENB 998 / C&G 730 or an equivalent assessment and mentorship qualification. Additionally you should have evidence of continual professional learning relevant to the post.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI 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.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Liz Sweeting

Mental Health Assessment Team Leader

Tel: 01904 724040






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