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Mental Health Nurse/OT or Social Worker Band 6 (CRHTT)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
Are you a dynamic, confident and motivated Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist or Social Worker with excellent communication skills with the ability to assess and lead on clinical decision making?

If so, we would really like to hear from you.

This is an exciting role, working in a fast paced working environment within a well-established, multi-disciplinary team. The crisis and home treatment teams offer a high quality assessment and home treatment service as an alternative to hospital admission, to individuals experiencing acute mental health crisis.

As a service we are looking for individuals who are genuinely warm and engaging and focussed on client / customer satisfaction.

If you are applying for a secondment you must obtain prior approval from your current line manager before submitting your application.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide first line assessments of people experiencing acute mental health difficulties and act as gatekeepers to acute admissions.
  • To be able to rapidly assess people with mental health problems who are vulnerable to hospital admission
  • To provide specialist crisis assessments looking at the focus being on hospital at home.
  • To co-ordinate the Crisis and Home Treatment Team on a shift by shift basis, acting as Duty Worker to triage referrals, plan the shifts activities and team accordingly.
  • To participate in team MDMs.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click ON APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site, you will need to register if you do not already have an account.

It is Trust policy that for posts that are for a time limited period, applicants who are currently employed by an NHS organisation will only be appointed on a secondment basis and should have approval from their line manager this is possible before applying. Applicants who are not employed by an NHS organisation will receive a fixed term contract.

Person Specification



  • Previous and relevant post-registration experience



  • Qualified Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker
  • Current registration with the relevant professional body, eg NMC, HCPC, Social Work England



  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post.

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Cromwell House

High Street


SK23 0HD

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