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Clinical Nurse Specialist OPMH Team Liaison Psychiatry

Band 7

Main area
Adult and Specialist Mental Health
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Liaison Psychiatry,Box 190,S2 Addenbrooke`s Hospital,Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ
£37,570 - £43,772 pa pro rata
26/08/2019 23:59

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an expanding Liaison Psychiatry Service which is accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatry as part of the Psychiatric Liaison Accreditation Network.

Liaison Psychiatry Services in Addenbrookes Hospital provide prompt, specialist assessment of people in the general hospital who are experiencing co-existing physical and mental health difficulties.

The service is comprised of Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Band 7 Specialist Liaison Practitioners and  Psychological Well being Practitioners . In addition to direct clinical care, the Liaison Psychiatry Service provide a wide range of training to the acute trusts and beyond, staff support, management activities and service development.

We welcome applications from highly motivated and enthusiastic mental health nurses and practitioners to join our Liaison Psychiatry Team. Interested candidates should be RMN qualified or equivalent with a minimum 3 years post qualifying work in psychiatry. You must be able to demonstrate safe and competent inter agency and multi-disciplinary working whilst providing assessment and care planning with people who are in crisis and experiencing mental health difficulties. The successful candidate will work predominantly in the Older Peoples Team, with the transferable skills and flexibility to work within all other Liaison Psychiatry teams within the department.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) provides integrated community and mental health, learning disability and social care services of the highest standard due to our continued commitment to quality and service improvement. If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our community by supporting people with mental health needs then we want to hear from you.

Benefits of working for CPFT include:

  • Annual leave allowance 27 days plus bank holidays (this may increase depending on NHS service)
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible job share opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice schemes
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Professional development via the CPFT Academy which provides in-house training programmes
  • Stress awareness training
  • Mindfulness training
  • Counselling service

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring check.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we positively encourage applications from people who have experienced mental health issues.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.


Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system. Please ensure that all the details you provide on your application form are correct.


**Internal CPFT Trust applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over any other candidates who may apply for this post. Further consideration will then be given to other internal applicants currently ‘affected by change’ and then to other NHS applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the wider NHS. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration**








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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Carol Toner (Team Leader) tel no: 01223 274188  e-mail  or

Dr.Annabel Price (Consultant Psychiatrist)tel no:01223 216167


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501