Mental Health Practitioner (CRHT Derby City)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023
Are you ...
  • A registered or soon-to-qualify MH Nurse/Social Worker or OT, that holds the relevant professional registration?
  • A keen, compassionate, dynamic mental health practitioner with knowledge of working within mental health settings?
  • Passionate about crisis work and ensuring safe and effective interventions are delivered to service users, their families and other professionals?
  • A good communicator who strives to ensure patients receive the highest standard of care?
  • A visible role model that echoes the values of the Trust and the vision of our services - to make a positive difference in people's lives by improving health and wellbeing?

Would you like to work in Derbyshire?

We Very Much Look forward to hearing from you.

Main duties of the job

You will be a member of a collaborative, well-established, progressively developing service within Derbyshire, providing a 24/7 crisis and resolution home treatment for all adults, aged between 18 and 65, who require a clinical consultation for a mental health crisis.

The team consists of a variety of workers from multi-disciplinary backgrounds including nurses, medics, occupational therapists, social workers, research assistant, pharmacy and psychology who work alongside each other to ensure excellent care is given to all who come into contact with the service.

You will promote a dynamic and innovative way of working, providing an expert led triage function based on a collaborative referral process inclusive of a prompt and timely response which leads onto assessment and home treatment functions as and when clinically necessary and/or discussion around most appropriate needs for a person.

About us

DHcFT is an NHS Trust that strives for innovation and improvement for the service and individuals that work within it.

Our Vision is to make a positive difference in people's lives by improving health and wellbeing.

Our objectives are to provide great care, be a great place to work and best use of money.

Our values of People first, Respect, Honesty and Do your best are why our workforce chose to work for the NHS & DHcFT.

Here are just some of the benefits of working for DHCFT:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus Bank Holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification, please click ON APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site, you will need to register if you do not already have an account.

As a Band 5 Registered Practitioner, the post holder will be consolidating pre-registration education and developing enhanced knowledge and skills within the patient pathway, and contributing to evidence-based professional practice.

The post holder will be responsible for establishing operational and clinical service mechanisms that support safe, responsive and high quality care throughout the twenty-four hour period.

The post holder will present a positive, professional image to service users, carers and the community as a whole.

You will have responsibility of supervision for assistant practitioners relevant to your profession and sphere of knowledge.
As a member of the Crisis Resolution, Home Treatment Team you will be expected to adopt the philosophy of the service and provide flexible, responsive, proactive and interactive assessment, care and management to individuals experiencing early signs of relapse or new acute phase mental health problems. All interventions will be short term solution- focused and build on maintaining the safety, well being and empowerment of the service user and their Carers / family during this period.
The team will provide a proven research based alternative to hospital admission, and where admission is required will act as gatekeeper to the admission and will facilitate early discharge.

The post holder will be able to sustain a respectful, consistent and reliable therapeutic relationship with service users that enhance their ability to build social networks and work in partnership with Housing Association, Mental Health Teams, Support Networks, Primary Health Care Teams and other Statutory, Voluntary and Independent agencies, ensuring social inclusion for service users.

It is essential that you, as the post holder, will embed Trust values in care delivery services, as this is necessary to achieve our ambition as being one of the top five providers of health care within the country.

Our Trust vision is aspirational, yet realistic, and is based on a thorough understanding, of our strengths and weaknesses.

We put our patients at the centre of everything we do

We focus on our people

We involve our people in making decisions

We deliver excellence

Person Specification

Experience and Skills


  • Experience of working within mental health
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post


  • Experience and skills in acute mental care or assessment services

Qualifications and Training


  • Registration with the relevant professional body, eg NMC, HCPC, Social Work England - Nurse, OT or Social Worker


  • Evidence of specialist training within mental health services

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Albany House, Kingsway Hospital



DE22 3LZ

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