Crisis and Home Treatment Team Clinician
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford, UK
5d ago

Job overview

Oxfordshire is developing its mental health crisis response provision following new investment. We are forming a new service, consistent with the nationally defined Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team clinical model (CRHTT) .

This is an exciting opportunity to join the service at its inception and to be fully involved in developing and creating the highest quality service provision for service users and their families / supporters.

Crisis Clinicians will be instrumental in establishing the service and then delivering intensive home treatments, alongside senior support workers, to service users in their own place of residence.

Main duties of the job

Full time and part time applications will be considered.

Accessibility, responsiveness and excellence in customer service with the highest regard for service experience will be at the heart of the service and Crisis Clinicians will use their skills and personal qualities to make this a reality.

Connectedness to lived experience will be key, and the service will employ Peer Workers with lived experience to support team culture and service delivery that promotes recovery and independence.

Crisis Clinicians must be qualified professionals ( RMN) with substantial experience and a proven track record in demonstrating Trust values in delivering services.

The successful candidate will have excellent clinical assessment and risk management skills and be able to work flexibly and dynamically in challenging and changing circumstances.

Working for our organisation

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do.

We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases.

We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Crisis Clinicians will deliver recovery focused psycho-social crisis intervention to service users and their families and will coordinate plans of care with other Oxford Health teams and other agencies ensuring transitions between services are safe and seamless.

Oxford Health works in partnership with 5 third sector providers as part of the Oxford Mental Health Partnership (OMHP),and the new crisis service will be working closely with partners, in particular Oxfordshire Mind and the Safe Haven services in order to ensure diversity and choice of service for people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Crisis Clinicians must have the skills and aptitude to work creatively and proactively with our third sector partners.

In return we will offer opportunities for professional development and opportunities to influence and contribute to service development.

You will be provided with regular supervision, appraisal and support. The work involves shifts across 24 hours (including nights) and a variety of shift patterns and working arrangements are available including long days and long nights we welcome flexible working request.

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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