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MH Nurse, OT or Social Worker CRHT - Early Discharge

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
3 May 2024
This is a full time post, but part time hours would be considered.

The post covers the early discharge function of CRHT in both the south county and city crisis and home treatment teams.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker with recent and relevant, post-registration experience.

This well-established, multi-disciplinary team which offers a high quality assessment and home treatment service as an alternative to hospital admission, to individuals experiencing acute mental health crisis. This role is specific to mainly work within the early discharge part of the service, specifically focusing on the discharge of patients from hospital.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide first line assessments of people experiencing acute mental health difficulties the team acts as gatekeepers to acute admissions.
  • To be able to rapidly assess people with mental health problems whom are vulnerable to hospital admission
  • To provide specialist crisis assessments looking at the focus being on hospital at home with a focus on a safe discharge from a hospital setting.
  • To co-ordinate workload on a shift by shift basis and plan the shifts activities and team accordingly.
  • To participate in team and ward MDMs and liaise with other services / agencies.

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About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • 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 view the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, 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 service we are looking for individuals who are genuinely warm and engaging and focussed on client / customer satisfaction.
  • You will be a good communicator and demonstrate respect and dignity.
  • We strive to display common courtesies, listen more than we speak, explain why, and act when something isnt right.
  • We act as gate-keepers to hospital admission, and have the philosophy of a hospital at home vision. We work with patients with complex mental health needs and offer treatment in the least restrictive environment.
  • We focus on empowerment and recovery for the service user and their families.
  • The post holder may need to work on a rota to support the co-ordination of 136 assessments, working with other outside agencies such as the police and social care to ensure that least restrictive options are available for patients under assessment of section 136.
  • Risk assessment and formulation skills are essential, together with experience of working with people with severe mental illness.
  • You must hold a relevant Mental Health professional qualification with post registration experience (normally equating to two years) and applied knowledge and training in therapeutic interventions such as CBT, Solution Focussed Therapy is desirable.
  • This is a 24 hour service across a 7 day week, 365 days per year and as such the successful candidates will be expected to work as part of a 24 hour rota.
  • As a large part of the team's work involves assessing people in mental health crisis within a variety of settings and challenging situations, applicants must be familiar with and engage in assessments on a regular basis and be able to meet the travel requirements of the post.
  • We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of all our staff.
  • To provide where appropriate specialist Crisis assessments in the Accident and Emergency Department.
  • To promote early discharge from acute psychiatric hospital wards by developing packages of treatment and support for patients in their own homes. Early Discharge functionality is key.
  • Due to the broad geographical area this post covers the post holder will need to be a car driver or to demonstrate that they can travel within the area, transporting patients as needed, without compromising service needs.
  • To develop and provide packages of treatment and support for patients in their own homes as an alternative to hospital admission.
  • Working in partnership with clients, families and existing service providers, the team offers a range of interventions and approaches aimed at emphasising hope and optimism, and developing personal strengths to help achieve recovery.
  • The CRHTT remit brings us into contact with clients with a range of mental health, social, psychological and situational difficulties within the diverse population of Derbyshire.
  • We will consider applications to work flexibly.

Person Specification



  • Previous and relevant post-registration experience


  • Demonstrate an Understanding of Early Discharge Services



  • Qualified Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker
  • Current registration with the relevant professional body, eg NMC, HCPC, Social Work England



  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post.

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Albany House

Kingsway Hospital


DE22 3LZ

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