Senior Clinician-Crisis Resolution-Herefordshire

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to internal promotion an exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 clinician within the Crisis and Home Treatment Team

The purpose of the Crisis and Home treatment Team is evolving we currently provide crisis assessment and home treatment to patients in acute mental health crisis in the least restrictive environment. CAHTT also work closely with inpatient services to facilitate early planned discharge.

The Crisis & Home Treatment Team also manage the Hatton Suite for those detained on a S136 of the MHA; and alongside this we offer an overnight Liaison service to Wye Valley Trust.

The role includes assessment and home treatment in locations to include the patients home within the Community and/or treatment rooms based at the Stonebow Unit.

Crisis & Home Treatment Team operate a 24 hour service 7 days per week. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual who is able to work 37.5 hours per week, over 3/4 days/nights (12 hour shifts)

If you are interested and would like to discuss the position informally and believe this may be the right team for you, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the recruiting manager.

Main duties of the job

It's a little unpredictable, as you can be called at any time to a crisis situation, we discuss referrals each morning and three times weekly we review our caseload with our consultant psychiatrist.

We complete comprehensive risk assessments for every patient, these can be completed independently although sometimes we discuss more complex patients as a Multi-disciplinary team.

We liaise with families and carers, GPs, community mental health teams, social care teams, community nurses, physiotherapists and voluntary organisations, and anyone who is necessary to maximise recovery.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

Operate as part of a multidisciplinary team providing Crisis & Home Treatment for people aged 17 and over.

Use initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.

Proactively engage in formal and informal education for partnership agencies as well as appropriate students.

Actively and creatively engage patients and carers encouraging them to make appropriate use of the mental health and voluntary services available as part of a process of recovery and crisis management.

Undertake full psycho-social assessments with those in need of such. Ensuring thorough, precise and timely documentation and dissemination of information in line with Trust policy and procedure.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Three years post-registration experience, with one year at a senior level
  • Demonstrate clinical leadership in a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Experience working with severe and enduring mental illness
  • Experience of assessing people who deliberately self-harm and those diagnosed with personality disorder
  • Experience of working with people who engage in substance misuse
  • Experience of working with/assessing people with cognitive impairment and/or functional mental illness
  • Working with user and carer groups
Knowledge Essential
  • Good working knowledge of Mental Health Act legislation and Mental Capacity Act 2005.
  • Clinical Governance, Risk Assessment and Adult/Child Protection Legislation.
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the role.
Qualifications Essential
  • RMN/Social Worker
  • Evidence of post qualification training / studies to post graduate diploma level
  • Required to train to MAPA Level 1

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