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Crisis Care Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
As part of our current local transformation work, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust have received investment to expand our Crisis Resolution Home Treatment (CRHT) teams. We are seeking experienced, dedicated and passionate Crisis Care Practitioners (Band 6) to join our Multi-Disciplinary team from either a Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Social Work background.

The CRHT team provide rapid response and intensive home support for adults who are experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis. We also work with our community teams and partner organisations to provide a range of support options for people experiencing mental health crisis.

If you are a confident experienced clinician looking for a new challenge and would like an opportunity to use your skills working in a busy, rewarding and supportive environment we would like to hear from you.

Hours can be flexible, and we welcome applications for part- and full-time work.

We have vacancies in Mid and north Notts covering Mansfield, Ashfield, Bassetlaw Newark and Sherwood.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

The service 'gate keeps' all admissions to acute mental health wards, and our crisis house and aims to provide care in the least restrictive manner by offering an alternative to hospital admission through intensive home treatment.

We are seeking experienced Mental Health Practitioners to join our team of Consultant Psychiatrists, Junior Doctors, Non-Medical Prescribers, Nurses, Social Workers and Support Workers providing rapid response for adults who are experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis.

All staff have access to clinical and managerial supervision, career development opportunities, enhancement for any unsocial hours of working and access to relocation expenses for those meeting the criteria for reimbursement of such expenses. They will also have the opportunity to take on additional training and development in any area of the service they are particularly interested in, and all are supported by an excellent mentor and preceptorship service when they first join.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a rewarding and vital role in the delivery of treatment to our patients within a supportive environment. In return, we offer a vast range of benefits and opportunities.

Benefits of working at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust include:

Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidaysFlexible WorkingEnhanced rates of pay for unsocial hoursGenerous NHS pension schemeEnhanced Maternity and Sick payComprehensive induction and ongoing trainingCommitment to career developmentWide range of training and development opportunitiesWorking in a supportive environmentRetail DiscountsOption to purchase additional Annual LeaveClinical SupervisionPreceptorship ProgrammeStaff Health and Wellbeing Services

Day to Day Duties:

Devolved Management, Leadership and development roleEnsuring and supporting the effective delivery of clinical practice by the CRHT teamProvide mental health assessments within a variety of settingsTriage referrals coming into the serviceWorking collaboratively and in partnership with other statutory, non-statutory and voluntary teams, agencies and organisationsAbility to demonstrate clinical expertise in mental illness / healthTo use interpersonal skills in diffusing potentially emotive situations while undertaking assessments and pathway planning within acute settingsTo demonstrate high level communication skills.Working to a rota shift system covering 24 hours, 7 days a weekTravel is expected as an essential part of the role

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification in Mental Health Nursing or Occupational Therapy, or Social Work at Diploma or degree level
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Nurse registrants to have completed preceptorship



  • Knowledge of comprehensive mental health assessments
  • Current knowledge and understanding of acute mental health needs and an ability to demonstrate clinical competence
  • Able to clearly evidence knowledge of effective assessment risk and of risk management
  • Knowledge of assessment and risk assessment pertaining to older adults



  • Commitment to engaging in and offering clinical supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to analyse and present complex information to professional colleagues
  • Effective organisational and time management skills
  • Caseload Management
  • Information technology skills and experience
  • Liaison and networking skills
  • Commitment to organise and participate in Professional appraisal reviews.


  • Psycho-social Interventions
  • Solution Focused Therapy



  • Relevant post-registration experience in Adult Mental Health
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of working in acute mental health care
  • Competency in completing comprehensive mental health assessments and assessment of risk
  • Experience in the development of robust care plans and risk management plans
  • Understanding of responsibilities in relation to the mental health act, mental capacity act, CPA, and safeguarding
  • Competency in meeting the expected performance and data quality targets for the role in a timely manner and an understanding of the importance of this.


  • Experience of working in a community based, mental health team.
  • Experience of crisis management
  • Managerial/clinical leadership skills
  • Experience of managing a duty system
  • Experience of delegation of clinical tasks and management of team diary

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Sherwood Oaks Hospital

Sherwood Oaks Business Park


NG18 4GW

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