Crisis Care Practitioners
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Adult Mental health Directorate
Greater Nottingham Crisis Home Resolution Services
Crisis Care Practitioners
Band 6 and Band 5 posts available
Based in Highbury, Bulwell, Nottingham
Salary: Band 6 £30,401 - £37,267 per annum
Salary: Band 5 £24,214 - £30,112 per annum
Plus enhancements for unsocial hours working
As part of our current local transformation work Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust have received investment to develop Improved Crisis Home Resolution services in the Greater Notts area. We provide intensive home support to service users aged 18 and over, through a range of referral routes, which include self-referral and work with our community teams and partner organisations to provide a range of support options for people experiencing mental health crisis.
The service ‘gate keeps’ all admissions to acute mental health wards, and our crisis house and aims to provide care in the least restrictive manner by offering an alternative to hospital admission through intensive home treatment. Where required, the team support planned admission to wards and facilitates timely discharge from inpatient care, working closely with wards to identify patients who could be better supported in their communities.
We are seeking experienced practitioners to join our team of Consultant Psychiatrists, Junior Doctors, Non-Medical Prescribers, Nurses, Social Workers and Support Workers providing rapid response for adults who are experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis.
Suitable applicants will:
- Be a qualified RMN/RNLD, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker, holding current registration;
- Have experience of working with people with mental health problems in an Acute health care/ community setting;
- Be required to assess, the needs of individuals when they are acutely unwell, develop and continually review treatment plans that enable the individual to manage their period of crisis effectively (Band 5s undertake this with supervision from a senior colleague);
- Have the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, be reliable and motivated;
- Be able to demonstrate high functioning in risk management;
- Act as gatekeeper to all psychiatric admissions to adult mental health acute wards when role is allocated to them (Band 6 role only)
- Act as CRHT duty worker managing and delegating team work load and responsibilities when allocated this role including triage of new referrals to the team and signposting (Band 6 role only)
- Compassionate, person-centred individual who is hard working and can be flexible in their approach to helping service users experiencing a mental health crisis;
- Have excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Be committed to delivery of mental health care in the least restrictive environment
- Be able to problem solve and an able negotiator;
- Be able to work 24/7 365 days a year rota with the other staff in the team;
- Hold full UK driving licence with access to a vehicle for business use. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.
Appointed applicants will have access to clinical and managerial supervision, career development opportunities, enhancement for any unsocial hours of working and access to relocation expenses for those meeting the criteria for reimbursement of such expenses.
For further details about the role, or an informal visit, please contact Matt Callaghan; Team Leader, County South CRHT, Tel: 0115 956 0805
Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: 31 March 2019
Interviews will take place on 12 and 15 April 2019
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