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Advanced Clinical Lead

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Are you an experienced Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social worker?

Are you looking for new challenges and opportunities?

Why not consider working for our Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team based in Cambridge.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and skilled Advanced Clinical Lead to join our team. Cambridge Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team provides 24/7 care to service users experiencing an acute mental health crisis as an alternative to hospital admission. The team is accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (HTAS) and has a strong focus on delivering high quality care to service users and their friends and family.

The post offers the opportunity to work intensively with service users in crisis, undertaking assessments in the community and developing care plans as part of a multi disciplinary team. You will be responsible for leading care and treatment interventions and supervising junior staff in the delivery of care. The team is embedded within an integrated acute care pathway and works closely with inpatient wards and The First Response Service to deliver seamless care.

There is the opportunity for professional development in areas such as Non-Medical Prescribing and AMHP training and leadership roles.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team which provides a mental health service seven day a week, 24 hour a day within a community setting. The Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team provide an emergency response and/or psychosocial assessment in order to identify those who present with a range of mental health problems and who are in crisis. Referral agencies include, Liaison Psychiatry, First Response Service and our adult mental health services.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
  • Superb clinical and communication skills together with vision and enthusiasm to develop the mental health services
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • A dynamic approach with the ability to thrive on exciting challenges
  • The desire to develop their expertise
  • Have a relevant degree and previous experience of working with patients with unstable conditions
  • Have the expertise, passion and experience to make a real difference to caring for people
  • Experience of working as a member of a full multi-disciplinary team

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • To deliver on-going specialist assessments of adult service users referred to, and under the care of the CRHTT.
  • To establish and deliver clinical supervision group and individual to the CRHT practitioners in line with current good practice and with the Trusts supervision policy.
  • To develop formulations of presenting problems or situations that integrates information from assessments alongside other team members.
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups.
  • To provide specialist professional advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to service users formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for service users within CRHTT working within Trust and inter-agency policies and procedures, including work with service users deemed as vulnerable adults.
  • To act as lead clinician for undertaking assessments and advising service users other mental health professionals in matters arising from the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults framework.

Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot usepublic transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

*DVLA have a number ofreciprocalarrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent
  • Professional qualifications
  • Evidence of relevant post qualification training
  • Post registration training in risk management
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification (or within a year of being in post)



  • Experience of working with clients in acute mental health need
  • Experience of providing clinical leadership into a mental health multi disciplinary team
  • Proven experience of good working relationships within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of managing workload, ability to prioritise
  • Evidence of clinical supervision training and/or experience
  • Working in a supervisory capacity
  • Experience of interagency working and liaison


  • Experience of working within a CRHTT
  • Experience of working with wider stakeholder groups , Care Pathway Teams, independent sector agencies
  • Qualification or significant experience using CBT, DBT, MBT or CAT with service users
  • Experience of working within an acute inpatient service
  • Experience or working within an adult community mental health service

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to develop therapeutic relationships with difficult to engage clients
  • Good understanding and use of Care Programme Approach, Care Planning and Care Management
  • Good understanding of the practical application of Recovery Principles
  • Knowledge of policy and legislation relating to metal health and social care services
  • Excellent decision-making and problem solving skills
  • Must be able to utilise basic IT, in particular email, word processing and spreadsheets
  • Demonstration of therapeutic optimism for working in a CRHTT service
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to foster good inter team/interagency working relationships
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and be proactive
  • Approachable and flexible , Reliable and Reflective
  • Committed to personal and team development


  • An understanding / experience of case management in teams

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Good understanding of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act , Safeguarding policies and procedures (Adult and Young People , Care Programme Approach
  • Good knowledge of the referral systems and service provisions within the Trust
  • Understanding of the local and national health economy
  • Understanding of the implication of current national guidance i.e Mental Health Crisis Concordant on CRHTT services



  • Ability to travel promptly across a large geographical patch
  • Able to cover shifts across a 24 hour period/ 7 days a week

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Crisis Home Treatment Team Cambridge

Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge


CB21 5EF

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