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Mental Health
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time: 37.5 per week
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Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
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AfC Band 6: £30,401-37,267 pa
30/03/2020 23:59

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Psychiatric Liaison Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer. Selection will be on a basis of merit. The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

Be outstanding – join an outstanding team!


We are looking for an experienced Mental Health nurse to join our Psychiatric Liaison nursing team.

The post holder will be required to provide specialist advice and support on a variety of mental health matters to our non-mental health ward teams and will support colleagues and patients across the DCHS inpatient portfolio.

This post will require the post holder to be both creative and decisive in their thinking and must able to work as part of both the OPMH team and the wider DCHS teams .

As this post covers DCHS areas across Derbyshire the post holder must have access to a car and be willing to travel.

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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

Krissie Sadler-Brough - Operational Service Line Manager - OPMH or Nigel Blake - Psychiatric Liaison Nurse -  07798 868487