Could you be a Street Triage Clinician? Our clinicians work autonomously in the police stations giving advice to Police officers and seeing people who prevent to the police in mental health crisis.
During the shift you would work alongside an Officer and respond to emergency blue light situations to triage people in crisis and figure out the most appropriate pathway for them. We need you to have experience in working with people in crisis and have knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act, both vital in this role.
As you will be working in the Police stations you would need to be willing to engage and be successful in the police enhanced vetting process.
Main duties of the job Are you looking for something different? New Year, New start? We are looking for a highly skilled, motivated mental health practitioner to join our Street Triage Team. We are a modern and innovative service, working alongside Thames Valley Police to improve care pathways for people in mental health crisis in Buckinghamshire.
We are a hard working, small, friendly and fun team. Despite being a new service our modern ways of working have rewarded us with team commendations and tons of job satisfaction. We work alongside Thames Valley Police to improve care pathways for people with mental health problems in Buckinghamshire.
Police Street Triage provides a service where mental health professionals work on duty with a Police Officer at incidents where the mental ill health of an individual gives rise to concern and provide support in order to manage situations effectively. The MHPs will assist in ensuring the best option for the individuals in crisis. They will do this by offering professional advice, triaging individuals as they present, accessing health information systems, and helping to liaise with other care services to identify the right support for individuals.
Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
- Excellent opportunities for career progression
- 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
- NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
- Staff accommodation
- Competitive pension scheme
- Lease car scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
Job description Job responsibilities
The teams are based at Thames Valley Police stations in Buckinghamshire, primary bases are in High Wycombe, Amersham and Aylesbury so we will need you to be able to drive. You will work from your base police station alongside an officer and respond to incidents as they arise. You will be fully inducted to Thames Valley Police so that you have the appropriate skills and knowledge in order to use their systems such as the radio system and electronic data systems.
The service functions 7 days a week and we work 14 shifts across the month with alternate weekends off. Our practitioners find the longer shifts give them a good work/life balance.
If you are enthusiastic, motivated and ready for a challenge, possess excellent communication skills and able to work autonomously then we want you in our team. Our team is really supportive of each other and we value regular supervision.
This role is relatively new and unique, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to make contact for an informal chat. Our current post holders would also welcome genuinely interested candidates to be in touch with them to find out more about what is involved in the work and Samantha McLaren can facilitate this on the details below.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
2 years experience Essential
- Experience of working under pressure, demonstrating the ability to work in a flexible way that is dependent on the circumstances that are presented.
- Experience of working independently
Experienced Practice Assessor Desirable
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