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Access Clinician

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced Mental Health Practitioners (Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker) to join our Adult Access to Mental Wellbeing Team. The successful candidate will offer high quality, comprehensive assessments, triage and shift co-ordination.

Nursing applicants must have a minimum of 12 months experience post completion of preceptorship experience working with people with mental ill health, Autism or Learning Disability in a care environment.

Main duties of the job

Our main role is to deliver triage, assessment and short term Brief intervention work within the Access Team.

We aim to enable the right support to be provided at the right time, deliver improved access across a range of health and social care services, integrating services around the needs of the person minimising duplication and enabling services to work together across the health and social care spectrum.

The successful applicant will work with a range of agencies locally to facilitate safe care and treatment. Experience of multi-agency working would be helpful. A keen ability to network well and interact with professionals, carers and patients across multi-agency settings is essential.

The service has a commitment to staff development and offers regular, well-structured management and clinical supervision. There is a robust system of appraisal and personal development.

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.

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.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Willingness to undertake further training in Psychological Interventions as well as other personal and professional developments specific to the role



  • Substantial experience in working in mental health post qualifying
  • Proven experience in assessment of mental health problems


  • Supervision of other staff



  • Ability to motivate and drive other team members

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Huntington House

Jockey Lane


YO32 9XW

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