Crisis and ADH Clinician - Occupational Therapist
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
High Wycombe, UK
3d ago


An experienced Mental Health Clinician with an Occupational Therapy background is required to join the Crisis and Home Treatment Team and be part of the exciting journey that Buckinghamshire Mental Health services are taking towards setting up a responsive crisis service.

The Urgent Care Pathway is an initiative by Buckinghamshire Mental Health Services, as part of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, to meet the demands of the Ten-Year Plan to provide comprehensive Crisis Response and Home Treatment Services by 2021.

Clinicians employed into the pathway will be a part of a developing service aimed at supporting our most vulnerable patients and their families in the least restrictive setting possible, by providing a variety of highly intensive interventions at home.

As we move toward this fully functioning Crisis Response and Home Treatment Service we require clinicians who are used to working in a fast-paced team, confident in managing risk in the least restrictive way.

Clinicians will be skilled mental health assessors with a proven ability to signpost service users towards the most effective treatment pathways.

Primarily the role would be based in our Acute Day Hospital but with current COVID-19 restrictions we have temporarily closed our Day hospital, instead offering online groups to support those on our caseload and have focused our work on home treatment.

The successful candidate would be required to support both the online Day Hospital and Crisis and Home treatment.

Service Users access a crisis response in a variety of ways, ranging from referrals from their GP and attendance at an emergency department, to a crisis response when they need care in the community and are seen by the police and our street triage teams.

The aim of the Urgent Care Pathway is to bring together all those access points under one team, including :

  • Psychiatric Liaison
  • Overnight Response Team
  • Assessment Teams
  • Acute Day Hospitals
  • Street Triage and Health Based Places of Safety
  • Safe Haven (in partnership with MIND)
  • As we work towards this there will be opportunities for clinicians to develop skills in a variety of areas and to help shape the service as we work towards a full fidelity crisis model.

    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.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study.
  • Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services.
  • This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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