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Community Mental Health Practitioner (UCAT)

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

Job Details

We are currently looking for motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist to join the Urgent Care & Assessment Team (UCAT) Home Treatment Team, formally (CRHTT) based at Campbell House, Northampton. The team is a 7 day a week, 365 day a year service providing urgent response assessments and home treatment as an alternative to admission for people experiencing mental health crisis.

The multi-professional team aims to work with individuals and their carers to manage a mental health crisis by identifying, assessing and care planning for service users as well as averting a crisis wherever possible through prevention and early intervention.

We are looking for:

- Experienced clinicians with excellent assessment, dynamic risk assessment/management and communication skills.

- Proactive individuals with a passion for a recovery based approach, promoting social inclusion and enhancing an individual's wellbeing.

- Dynamic and enthusiastic clinicians with the resilience to work in a demanding and diverse environment.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible to undertake very urgent front line assessments from GPs and other referrers, making clinical decisions for appropriate care planning and/or onward referrals. In addition to creating robust home treatment plans providing direct patient care to people in their home who are acutely mentally ill.

To take a lead role in the the formulation, development, implementation and review of individual treatment plans.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community.

We are committed to making a positive difference to the lives of our service users, patients and carers andthe careers of those who work as part of our incredible team.As a Trust who provides support in the community and in hospital settings, for physical and mental health, as well as for adults and children, there are many opportunities available.

We put the person at the centre of everything we do, so if you want to work for a Trust that makes a difference this is the place for you.

We know that our staff are our biggest asset, and we want to do all we can to support their wellbeing. From being part of Time to Change and ensuring we are Living Wage employer, to creating networks to support our diverse staff body and celebrating through our Quality Awards. teamNHFT promotes a close-knit culture with the aim of empowering people to challenge stigma and speak openly.

Anyone can apply for a job at NHFT. No matter age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. All are welcome to apply.

In our last two Care Quality Commission (CQC) reports we have been rated outstanding, and we are only the third mental health Trust in the country to receive this.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsible for the succinct triage of incoming referrals, arranging face to face assessments, gate keeping of admissions to hospital or referring on to the most appropriate service. Providing the management of the daily shift with the delegation of daily duties to the team.

Working collaboratively with our service users, their carers and our colleagues to positively manage treatment and risk in the community, whilst enabling and empowering an individuals recovery journey.

The post holder will promote the use of evidence-based practice joint working and participation in and provision of supervision, education and training where appropriate.

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification



  • Registration of OT/ nursing/ SW qualification
  • English & Maths


  • NMP/ CBT/DBT Training



  • Demonstrate appropriate skills



  • Relevant experience


  • Community, Crisis

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Campbell House



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