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Band 7
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
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£37,570 to £43,772 per annum / pro rata
30/05/2019 23:59
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Psychiatric Liaison Practitioner

Band 7

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


The Emergency Department Psychiatric service (EDPS) is now recruiting for  Band 7 qualified mental health practitioners  (Social Work, RMN, Occupational Therapist).

This vacancy will interest any experienced Band 6 Mental Health practitioners (RMN, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist), who are looking for an opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge within the Emergency Dept Psychiatric Service, or an existing band 7 with a desire to use and develop their specialist  clinical skills.   If you would like the opportunity to join an interesting and dynamic service with an opportunity to work with Children and Adolescents, Adults and Older Adults who present to ED with a variety of mental health presentations, this job may interest you.

You will work closely with colleagues in OUH to support and manage the acutely unwell patient with mental health needs attending the Emergency Depts of the John Radcliffe and Horton hospitals.

You will carry out comprehensive psychosocial assessments, risk assessments and discharge safety plan to enable timely discharge from ED. The service is PLAN (Psychiatric Liaison Accreditation Network) accredited and has close links with Oxford University Center for Suicide Research, contributing to the Oxford Monitoring System for self-harm and other research initiatives.

The team has won awards for Innovation and Improvement, for delivering Technology Assisted Psychiatry TAP- remote psychosocial assessments via facetime or Skype.

Part of your role will also be to deliver brief follow up ( BIRSH) to service users who present with needs that may not be eligible for secondary Mental health services;  you will be supported to gain training, if required, in DBT and CBT informed interventions.

EDPS sits within the Mental Health Urgent Care Pathway, which includes Police and Ambulance Triage and the Oxon Night team, in line with NHS strategy we anticipate that there will be further developments within these services and an opportunity for you to contribute and be part of this.

If you are someone who thrives on working within a busy and often challenging but stimulating environment, with excellent clinical and interpersonal skills who is enthusiastic and motivated to implement change and develop the service you work in, this may be  the job for you!

The posts are based at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Occasional travel to the Horton Hospital in Banbury is required and therefore access to a vehicle for work purposes is necessary.

The role  requires  shift working which is presently a pattern of long days and nights; further information regarding this can be obtained upon request and will be discussed at interview.


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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

Charlotte Ball, Urgent Care Pathway Team Manager 01865 223030, or Catherine Sage Service Manager 07769 935 831