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CRHT Practitioner

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year enhancements for unsocialable hours
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
The CRHTT operates a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week service for people aged 18 years and above who are experiencing a mental health crisis or requiring support to be discharged from the acute wards. The service will maintain focus on identifying, assessing and care planning for servicer users.

The post holder will be expected to be self-motivating with the ability to demonstrate accurate formulations of mental state, risk and need for people in a mental health crisis and take into account medical, social & cultural factors and referring on to other disciplines in the team or other agencies as appropriate within the given timeframes for the service. In particular you will be expected to assess and update risk on each contact and be fully aware of the safeguarding concerns.

The post holder will provide advice on mental health issues and participate in carrying out training programs for clinical teams on the management of a wide variety of mental health problems.

The post holder will be expected to maintain the highest degree of professionalism and service at all times and will work in collaboration with the teams and organisations that come into contact with the service.

Main duties of the job

To work within a multidisciplinary mental health assessment service, assessing referrals from various sources including GPs, CRHTT and the acute admission wards and providing home treatment for patients accepted on to our caseload.

To be a part of the assessment or the home treatment team within the Crisis Team.

To provide Gatekeeping and feedback based on the CRHTT criteria.

To provide comprehensive risk assessments incorporating baseline physical assessments.

Provide expert advice on the management, treatment interventions and diagnosis of patients experiencing a mental health crisis with the aim of minimising risks,

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide seamless care from the GP or ward to community for those patients under our service.

To act on a regular basis as a shift co-ordinator assigning colleagues work for the day.

Be aware of and adhere to our lone worker policy.

When required supervise and facilitate the administration of medication.

Participate in the multi-disciplinary team meetings as well as team and business meetings.

To promote social inclusion, community access and participation through the provision of client care.

Where appropriate and with authorisation, act as an advocate for patients and carers.

Person Specification



  • oExperience of developing or contributing to the development of new services preferably in mental health


  • oDemonstrate a thorough knowledge, understanding and practical experience of risk assessment and risk management



  • Registered Nurse
  • Post Qualification Experience
  • oExperience of working in a multidisciplinary mental health team


  • mentorship sign off
  • Evidence of continual professional development

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Florence Ball House


MK40 2PU

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