MHSOP Crisis Clinician

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 (pro rata) per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
The MHSOP Harrogate Crisis Home Treatment Team is seeking a skilled, qualified clinician to join a welcoming, committed and professional team.

This post is being advertised to address a temporary need of 12 months however the Trust has made the commitment to offer Registered Nurses a permanent contract with the Trust. In the event that the need for this post ends, a suitable alternative post will be offered at the same band (this does not apply to other registered professions). Applicants should be aware that alternatives may require some flexibility on role and/or location.

The team operates 8.00 - 20.00, 7 days a week: delivering safe, effective and quality interventions to persons presenting in crisis or with significant acute mental health needs that require intensive treatment to avoid crisis and / or hospital admission. The team is also responsible for gate keeping admissions to the acute admission ward as well as bed management.

Main duties of the job

The team primarily works with persons over the age of 65 years however adults with cognitive needs or early onset diagnosis are also welcomed.

The team takes a recovery orientated approach which values shared decision making: across the team, with patients, families, carers and other community and mental health services who may be involved.

Applicants should be highly motivated, have the ability to act on own initiative and have sound assessment and written skills.

A good working knowledge of mental health diagnosis, presentations and risk is essential to this post.

Both informal and formal education and learning pathways exist within the team which allows clinicians to deliver high standards of relevant and effective clinical care.You will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team and there is ample opportunity to develop and enhance your existing clinical skills. You will receive regular supervision and there are good training opportunities.

The post holder will be responsible for the clinical leadership of more junior members of the team, prioritising workload and utilising resources appropriately to ensure that service user needs are met.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description attached for a full description of role and responsibilities of the crisis clinician.

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with an approved professional body.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • For registered nurses: MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
  • For registered nurses: Non-medical prescriber



  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community setting.
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
  • Providing clinical supervision


  • Leadership or management experience
  • Mentoring or facilitating students on practice placement



  • Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment.


  • Knowledge and experience working with comorbid mental and physical diagnosis
  • The Trust's Quality Improvement System (QIS)



  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice.
  • Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team.
  • Able to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in distressing and challenging circumstances
  • Able to use own initiative and make decisions independently


  • Physical health investigation skills, phlebotomy and ECG
  • Use multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings.



  • Self-aware and committed to professional and personal development. Able to accept and respond positively to feedback from supervision
  • Committed to continual quality and service improvement

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Alexander House

Ash Tree Road



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