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Senior Home Treatment Clinician (RMN/OT)-Adult Mental Health

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
6 Jun 2023
Are you energetic, motivated, want to work within a friendly MDT? If so wed love you to join us! We seek a Mental Health Clinician to join our team which provides a responsive assessment and home treatment service to those experiencing mental health crisis.

HT provides outstanding care to patients and are looking for individuals who have clinical skills that encompass urgent mental health and home treatment interventions and are passionate about providing care to meet the needs of our patients

HT is integral in providing a specialist service, comprehensive assessment, treatment and care of service users. You will work collaboratively with service users, carers and professionals offering interventions on an alternative to hospital admission basis.

We support early discharge from inpatient wards through intensive, time limited intervention in the community. HT also supports primary care through screening/assessment of urgent GP referrals. Positive risk management is vital in this role.

Main duties of the job

To work as a member of the Home Treatment Team, providing intensive home treatment to patients and support for their families in accordance with Trust and Home Treatment Team Policies and Procedures.

To manage a defined caseload of patients experiencing an acute mental health episode, using evidence based, client centred, hope and recovery, health promotion and relapse prevention orientated principles and practice.

To assist in identifying, developing and providing a multidisciplinary approach within the service in accordance with the needs of service users and the requirements of the service.

To utilise a range of therapeutic interventions for adults with acute mental illness.

Working with service users in their own homes to promote maximum independence whilst experiencing mental health crisis.

To contribute to the planning and implementation of induction, training and education of students and new staff.

To provide effective supervision, support and guidance for non-registered workers and any work delegated to them. To participate in planning of own clinical supervision.

You will actively participate in the development of the service and participate in the overall development of the service ensuring the principles of Clinical Governance underpin all developments

We operate 7 days a week, 8am- 10pm and you can opt to do long or short days.

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 role includes remote and independent working to complete urgent mental health assessments/reviews in community settings as well as home treatment for adults of working age with acute mental health needs often at times of crisis.

To improve the lives of people with mental ill health and /or learning disabilities by minimising the impact of their condition through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and wellbeing.

To facilitate others in the team to develop competence by providing leadership, day to day supervision, clinical advice and clinical supervision to junior clinicians and students as appropriate.

Undertakes risk assessments/risk management in accordance with the Trusts Clinical Assessment and Management of Risk to Self and Others for Patients in Mental Health Services Policy, devising and implementing actions and intervention plans which take the risk formulation fully into account.

Takes steps to obtain patient consent to care and treatment in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act, ensuring that patients who lack mental capacity remain at the centre of decision making and are fully safeguarded.

The ability to develop, implement and evaluate intervention plans as part of the multi-disciplinary team, with the involvement of the patient and where appropriate their carer.

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

Person Specification



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


  • Qualification in health at degree level or equivalent
  • Teaching / Assessing qualification
  • Supervision Training
  • Non-medical prescribing



  • Three years post-registration experience, with one year 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
  • First Aid training
  • Leadership
  • CRHT experience
  • Can demonstrate experience in audit and research



  • Knowledge of relapse prevention
  • Leadership, Management and change management
  • Broad knowledge of risk assessments
  • IT literate


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

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in
  • English in both verbal and written formats
  • Clinical / practice abilities
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Creative flexible approaches to risk assessment

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


South Home Treatment Office, Aconbury North

Newtown Hospital



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