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Senior Clinician - Crisis Resolution Team

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

We are looking for motivated, positive and committed individuals to join our 24hr Crisis Team which provides support to people who present in Mental Health crisis within Worcestershire. We pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The team are a well-established, supportive and dynamic team with excellent clinical and risk assessment skills which will allow further professional development whilst augmenting expertise already possessed. Supervision is regularly offered to ensure staff wellbeing, training opportunities will also be offered.

There are 37.5 hours available but we would be willing to offer less hours for the successful candidate. The successful applicant will be required to undertake flexible working over a 7 day period (inclusive of waking nights), our shift pattern is 3 long days/nights per week, day shifts run from 08.00am til 21.00pm, and night shifts run from 19.30am til 08.30am.

If this exciting opportunity has got you wondering if this is the right job for you, then please do get in touch. We are a friendly, approachable and supportive team, and would welcome an informal chat or visit.

Main duties of the job

Working for a crisis team means no two days are the same. The service we provide is critical to those in a mental health crisis and helps enable specialist support from the onset.

The crisis team take referrals from different sources including police, paramedics and self referrals. We are an urgent care service and aim to respond at the soonest opportunity to ensure seamless care and better outcomes for patients.

As a mental health practitioner you will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care. This includes assessing those with high risk of self harm and suicide and have serious mental health problems. We have a robust risk assessment tool which enables effective risk assessments to take place. Having a high level of competence, knowledge and skills is crucial to this role.

As part of your role you will be expected to offer support and guidance to the junior staff around you. Supervision will be offered regularly, alongside regular team meetings, and opportunities to engage with clinical supervision. This ensures that staff feel valued, supported and have access to the correct support.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The crisis team have an onsite purpose built Assessment Suite affording greater and more timely access to those in need. The role can also include being included in our Street Triage service in conjunction with our Ambulance and Police colleagues. We pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The crisis team act as gatekeepers out of hours, therefore you are responsible for the admission of patients. We have access to specialist services which provide alternatives to hospital admission. We always strive to practice in the least restrictive manor, enabling better outcomes for our patients.

You will work as part of team, however, will be required to use your own initiative and take responsibility for yourself and the quality of work you provide to patients. Supporting other staff on shift is essential in providing high quality care to the patients that require our service.

Throughout the care we provide to patients you will be expected to ensure confidentiality, privacy, dignity and have respect for patients at all times

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Extensive post-qualifying experience of working with people with a range of mental health problems in a Mental Health setting, including working at a senior level
  • Demonstrate clinical leadership in a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Experience working with severe and enduring mental illness


  • Psychosocial interventions.
  • Use of clinical assessment measures.
  • Leadership.



  • Knowledge of relapse prevention.
  • A broad understanding of risk assessment.


  • Knowledge of issues involved in the treatment of mental illness and relapse prevention.



  • RMN/Social Worker/OT
  • Evidence of post qualification training/studies to post graduate diploma level
  • Required to train to MAPA Level 1


  • Teaching/Assessing qualification

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to prioritise workload.
  • Creative flexible approaches to risk assessment.
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback.

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