Crisis Clinician

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for caring, compassionate, energetic and motivated individuals who are passionate about improving the mental health of our service users. This is a band 6 post open to Mental Health Nurses, and Allied Health professionals who are currently registered with the NMC, HCPC or SWE.

This is a pivotal role with the acute services pathway as our team is focused on providing evidenced based interventions with the aim to prevent and reduce difficulties experienced by service users and carers during mental health crisis.

The team operates 24/7 providing an All Age Crisis telephone service, Crisis Assessment Service, Health Based Place of Safety and Intensive Home Treatment pathway.

The service can be fast paced, and the ideal applicant will be extremely organised and self-motivated to provide high quality assessment, triage and formulation for service users accessing our service.

The post holder will be responsible for the clinical leadership of more junior members of the team, prioritising workload and utilising resources appropriately to ensure that service user needs are met.

You will be well supported, with continuing opportunities for your on-going professional development.

You will be offered a staff induction period, during which you will be supernumerary whilst existing team members support you to share your existing knowledge and skills with the team whilst providing you the opportunity to learn and develop new skills from others.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide rapid assessment and brief evidence based clinical interventions
  • Responsibility for the development, planning and implementation of brief care and treatment interventions for individual patients within the Intensive Home Based Treatment Pathway.
  • Ensure that individual episodes of care are delivered in a timely, effective and integrated manner.
  • Promote a recovery model that empowers patients, carers and relatives to be at the forefront of decision making and ownership of their packages of care and treatment.
  • Undertake clinical risk assessments, based on latest empirical evidence and compliant with local policies and procedures.
  • Act as the patients and relatives advocate.
  • Enable patients and carers to manage disability, loss and change.
  • Champion patients' rights, including: dignity, equality, diversity, choice and respect.
  • When undertaking all of the above ensure good documentation is provided and entered within the appropriate systems of record sharing.

About us

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family.

We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at TEWV.

It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes.
  • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role.

Additional contact information

Viki Smith - Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Darren Gargan - Nurse Consultant

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Current professional registration with the NMC, HCPC or Social Work England
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Clinical Supervisor.
  • 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.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Recognised mentor or clinical educator
Skills Essential
  • Provide leadership, monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team.
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake lead professional responsibilities.
Experience Essential
  • Minimum 1 year post qualifying experience in working with people with mental ill health
  • Provide clinical supervision to individuals or groups in a professional setting
  • Minimum of 6 months experience working within a community mental health setting
  • Current or previous experience working within a Crisis Team as a Clinician

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