Home Intensive Treatment Clinician

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Full Time
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If you are energetic, motivated to try innovative ways of working within in a welcoming and friendly multi-disciplinary team and have clinical skills that encompass urgent mental health and home treatment interventions then please consider applying.

The York & Selby Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team is looking for Registered Mental Health Clinician to join our team which provides a responsive assessment and home treatment service to those experiencing an acute mental health crisis in the community.

As a Home Based Treatment Clinician you will be expected to work collaboratively with Service Users, Carers and other professionals, offering interventions as an alternative to hospital admission as the primary element of your role.

Other aspects of the Home Based Treatment Clinician role includes providing a telephone triage & support service to service users and carers who self refer via the All Age Crisis Line and supporting service users who are awaiting Mental Health Act Assessment in the Health Based Place of Safety.

Main duties of the job

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

To manage a defined caseload of clients experiencing an acute mental health episode, using evidence based, client centered, 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 services 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 participate in the preceptorship programme during the first post registration year in the NHS.

A willingness to undertake practice placement educators course and participate in student education.

To assist the senior staff by identifying personal and professional training needs in order to appropriately plan for future training and development.

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.

About us

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Our alues
Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership

Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating

Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

Job description Job responsibilities

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 community support workers / support, time and recovery workers (depending on work area) and students as appropriate.

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 thecentre of decision-making and are fully safeguarded.

For patients requiring home treatment, develops, implements and evaluates intervention plans as part of the multi-disciplinary team, with the involvement of the patient and where appropriate, their carer.

Undertakes risk assessments in accordance with the Trusts Clinical RiskAssessment and Management Policy, devising and implementing actions and intervention plans which take the risk formulation fully into account.

Please see job description and person specification for more details.

Additional contact details

Viki Smith - Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Darren Gargan - Nurse Consultant

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Appropriate qualification. Registered Nurse on Part 1,3,5 or 13 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register; Social Work England or on the HCPC with an Occupational Therapy qualification
  • 6 months minumum post qualifying experience
Experience Essential
  • Six months minimum post qualifying experience working in a mental health setting
  • Previous acute care services
  • Previous experience in a community mental health setting
Knowledge Essential
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work without supervision relevant to spheres of work
  • Ability to react to rapidly changing circumstances
  • De-escalation skills
  • Leadership knowledge and Skills

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