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Liaison Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

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Mental Health
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (happy to discuss flexible working)
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Trafford and South Manchester
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
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Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2million people, the Trust employs around 4750 people who make a difference across 130 locations. Situated in one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West.

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments.

The Trust provides a range of specialist services including prison in reach across the North of England, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and in patient perinatal mental health care.

We have been rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as ‘Outstanding’

This is an opportunity for you to be part of fast growing and developing services. In line with the Five Year Forward Plan for Mental Health and an exciting transformation program of services, we are expanding our existing hospital liaison services.

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust are recruiting Band 6 mental health practitioners at our sites across Trafford and South Manchester.

We are looking for enthusiastic, ‘can do’, and motivated Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners from a range of professional backgrounds to join our Multi-Disciplinary Team. We are keen to recruit Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers to join our All-Age service. An AMHP qualification or a willingness to work towards this qualification is particularly desirable.

As one of the main mental health service providers within Greater Manchester, we recognise the priority to achieve a parity between mental and physical health care and are committed to achieving this, enabled by our CORE 24 Liaison Mental Health services. Our services work at the interface between physical and mental health to bridge this gap. Our teams operate 24/7 to provide responsive mental health care in the acute hospital and A&E settings, delivered by experienced and established multidisciplinary teams.

As the successful candidate, you will be enthusiastic, flexible and committed to delivering high quality mental health care in the general hospital and A&E settings. You will bring with you a range of experiences and an established knowledge base that will further enrich our teams and the service we provide. These personal attributes will enable you to provide comprehensive person-centred assessments, advice, direct interventions and onward care planning to people of a range of ages, with different needs.

You will be actively supported to develop as a mental health professional, building on your existing experience and knowledge. Due to the diverse nature of the populations we serve, you will have a wide range of exciting learning opportunities available to you. The day-to-day diversity of our services and the support in learning are key reasons why people join us! Your learning will be further supported by the fact that you will be working within experienced multidisciplinary teams among experts in a number of different fields involved in wider research and service development agendas.

We recognise the importance of supporting our staff to achieve an effective work-life balance and maintain positive wellbeing. Therefore, we work with team members to offer flexibility in their roles and working wherever this is possible. Our services describe themselves as mutually supportive and we understand the challenges that can be associated with mental health care delivery.

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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

Victoria Byrne - Team Manager

Tel:  07866 584 904


David Irwin - Clinical Lead

Wythenshawe Hospital 0161 291 6776

Trafford Hospital 0161 746 2926


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