Home Intensive Treatment Clinician

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are energetic and motivated to try innovative ways of working within a welcoming and friendly multi-disciplinary team and have clinical skills that encompass urgent mental health and home treatment interventions then please consider applying for this role.

The Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team is looking for Registered Mental Health Clinician to join our team which provides a responsive assessment and home treatment service to those experiencing an acute mental health crisis in the community.

As a Home Based Treatment Clinician you will be expected to work collaboratively with Service Users, Carers and other professionals, offering interventions as an alternative to hospital admission as the primary element of your role.

Other aspects of the Home Based Treatment Clinician role includes providing a telephone triage & support service to service users and carers who self refer via the All Age Crisis Line and supporting service users who are awaiting Mental Health Act Assessment in the Health Based Place of Safety.

This post is only open to those candidates who already have their NMC registration in place and have successfully completed the preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified applicants or those due to qualify will be recruited via a separate process.

Main duties of the job

To work as a member of the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team, providing intensive home treatment to patients and support for their families in accordance with Trust and CRHTT Policies and Procedures.

To manage a defined caseload of clients experiencing an acute mental health episode, using evidence based, client centered, hope and recovery, health promotion and relapse prevention orientated principles and practice.

To assist in identifying, developing and providing a multidisciplinary approach within the service in accordance with the needs of services users and the requirements of the service.

To utilise a range of therapeutic interventions for adults with acute mental illness.

Working with service users in their own homes to promote maximum independence whilst experiencing mental health crisis.

To contribute to the planning and implementation of induction, training and education of students and new staff.

To participate in the preceptorship programme during the first post registration year in the NHS.

A willingness to undertake practice placement educators course and participate in student education.

To assist the senior staff by identifying personal and professional training needs in order to appropriately plan for future training and development.

To provide effective supervision, support and guidance for non-registered workers and any work delegated to them. To participate in planning of own clinical supervision.

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

To improve the lives of people with mental ill health and/or learning disabilities by minimising the impact of their condition through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and wellbeing.

To facilitate others in the team to develop competence by providing leadership, day to day supervision, clinical advice and clinical supervision to community support workers / support, time and recovery workers (depending on work area) and students as appropriate.

Takes steps to obtain patient consent to care and treatment in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act, ensuring that patients who lack mental capacity remain at thecentre of decision-making and are fully safeguarded.

For patients requiring home treatment, develops, implements and evaluates intervention plans as part of the multi-disciplinary team, with the involvement of the patient and where appropriate, their carer.

Undertakes risk assessments in accordance with the Trusts Clinical RiskAssessment and Management Policy, devising and implementing actions and intervention plans which take the risk formulation fully into account.

Please see job description and person specification for more details.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Appropriate qualification. Registered Nurse on Part 1,3,5 or 13 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register; Social Work England or on the HCPC with an Occupational Therapy qualification
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with patients with mental ill health
  • Previous acute care services
  • Previous experience in a community mental health setting
Knowledge Essential
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work without supervision relevant to spheres of work
  • Ability to react to rapidly changing circumstances
  • De-escalation skills
  • Leadership knowledge and Skills

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