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Mental Health Services for Older People Crisis Clinician

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Bishop Auckland
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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We are looking for highly dedicated clinicians to join our new Mental Health Service for Older Persons Intensive Home Treatment and Crisis Team.Our team provides a comprehensive specialist mental health service to patients, families, carers and clinicians in the community covering the area of Durham and Darlington.

Main duties of the job

The role will including supporting patients after discharge from acute hospitals, acute mental health hospital and intermediate care beds. Along with supporting patients and carers in their own homes and providing telephone support for those who are in crisis.

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 refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

The team is developing and expanding with the potential of becoming a 24hr service covering 365 days a year. As such you will be expected to work a shift pattern which has the potential to include night shift. At present the teamwork across 7 days. We are looking for fulltime and part time staff, therefore candidates should state their preferred working arrangements in the application form.

This is a challenging but rewarding role, offering an exciting opportunity to those who have a professional registration with the NMC or HCPC. You will need to have strong assessment and therapeutic skills to fulfill this role. You will require the ability to work autonomously whilst still contributing to the team as a whole. Previous experience of working with older people who are suffering from a range of mental health conditions is essential. The role requires working with many other organisations and partners to ensure that the patient receives appropriate care. Therefore, the successful candidates must be good at communicating and using an electronic patient record. We offer excellent staff support through clinical supervision and teamwork.

You will have a positive approach to work, with a demonstrable background of providing high quality care and evidence of commitment to professional development. You will have experience and willingness to teach and educate others as well as a commitment to service development. You will be responsible for the leadership of junior staff and health care assistants to produce the best possible outcomes for older people in the community and healthcare settings.

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.

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. Must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor, clinical educator or equivalent. Must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area



  • Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team.
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake lead professional and/or care co-ordinator responsibilities



  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health
  • Working collaboratively with service users, their families and carers
  • Provide clinical supervision to individuals or groups in a professional setting


  • Leadership or management experience

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Auckland Park Hospital

Westfield Road

Bishop Auckland

DL14 6AE

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