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Psychiatric liason Nurse Core 24

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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BED Psychiatric Liaison, 4th Floor Cauldwell Centre Bedford Hospital Bedford MK42 9DJ
£26,963 to £36,644 pa
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ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2018. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We have set ourselves the mission to improve the quality of life of all we serve, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire, Luton and psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


An exciting opportunity has arrived to join the liaison service at Bedford hospital. We were recently enabled to increase provision to a Core24 service. The Bedford Core 24 Psychiatric liaison service is therefore looking to recruit motivated, compassionate and skilled RMNs to join the service. Applicants will be expected to contribute to providing high standards of care to the residents of Bedfordshire attending the Bedford hospital acute trust. Staff employed by the Core 24 service will be primarily responsible for providing support and assessment to the wards and A& E department at Bedford Hospital. To apply for this role, you must have RMN (Registered Mental Health Nurse) registration.

The Core 24 Psychiatric liaison service is a 24 hour service that operates two shift patterns to ensure cover for days and nights.
We welcome interest in joining the services from clinicians committed to the promotion of recovery, personalized care and co-production and able to demonstrate experience of working within a multidisciplinary team and partner agencies. Both teams have undergone recent reviews and have a clear plan for future development of service delivery- applicants should be highly motivated to support the team in taking this forward and have an understanding of the process of Quality Improvement.

ELFT offers Band 6 development opportunities, supervision, reflective practice, mentoring and coaching and will ensure you are fully supported in your new role.

Applicants are asked to include in the first line of their supporting statement their preference to work in either or both services. Your supporting statement must also include 3 reasons to shortlist me. If this section is not included you will not be considered for shortlisting.


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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

Edwin O'SELMO, telephone 01234 299940, email

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4158