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Home Treatment Team Practitioner

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Work with individuals who are in crisis and having difficulty coping, to prevent hospital admission where there is potential for providing acute intervention packages enabling the individual to remain at home.

You will hold a specialist case load as referred. You will be required to work flexibly, intensively and responsively to clients' needs by generating ideas and making recommendations.

Those individuals using the service have severe, enduring and highly complex mental health needs. The aim of intervention is to deliver a high standard of care in the home, offering an alternative to potential hospital admission. The post holder also facilitates early discharge from hospital to reduce inpatient stay by monitoring and managing the risk of looking after someone who is still acutely ill in their own home.

You are required to assess need, formulate, implement and evaluate care plans for their designated specialist case load and maintain associated records taking into account all aspects of risk management

Required to develop and maintain good links and liaise with community services as well as statutory and non-statutory organisations. The post holder will also be required on a rotational basis to work as designated ward liaison practitioner. The post holder will be required to act as a designated triage person, taking referrals and assessing for suitability for Home Treatment Team. Triage role will also include gate keeping role for all acute adult inpatient beds.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a part of a multi-disciplinary team providing Home Treatment for people experiencing an acute mental health episode. One of the key roles is to gate-keep admissions to acute inpatient care and providing Home Treatment where appropriate. The team also seek to reduce inpatient stays by facilitating early discharge wherever appropriate.The individuals who receive a service from the Home Treatment Team have complex and acute needs. The aim of the team is to avoid hospital admission by delivering a quality service based on individual needs of the patient in the community. The role of the post holder will also to assess for suitability for early discharge from the ward to facilitate early discharge by conducting thorough assessment of risk prior to discharge.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • Meets all essential criteria


  • Meets all desirable criteria



  • Meets all essential criteria


  • Meets all desirable criteria

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

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Hergest Unit, Ysbyty Gwynedd



LL57 2PW

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