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Street Triage Clinician

Band 6

Main area
Adult Mental Health
Band 6
Secondment: 9 months
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Whiteleaf Centre
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
03/06/2020 23:59

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.


Are you looking for something different? A new challenge? We are looking for a highly skilled, motivated mental health practitioner to join our Street Triage Team - a modern and innovative service, working alongside Thames Valley Police to improve care pathways for people in mental health crisis in Buckinghamshire.

We are a hard working, small, friendly and fun team. Despite being a relatively new service, our modern ways of working have rewarded us with team commendations and tons of job satisfaction. 

Police Street Triage provides a service where mental health professionals (MHPs) work on duty with a Police Officer at incidents where the mental ill health of an individual gives rise to concern and we provide support in order to manage situations effectively. The MHPs will assist in ensuring the best option for the individuals in crisis. We do this by offering professional advice, triaging individuals as they present, accessing health information systems, and helping to liaise with other care services to identify the right support for individuals.

The aim of the service is to work in partnership and alongside the police to improve the overall experience and access to appropriate care pathways for persons with mental ill health who present to the police in a “crisis” state. This post is rewarding and varied and will require you to have the skills, experience and confidence to work autonomously in order to manage situations as they arise, providing a response bespoke to their needs.   We work closely with colleagues in the Liaison team for mutual support.

The teams are based at Thames Valley Police stations in Buckinghamshire, primary bases are in High Wycombe, Amersham and Aylesbury so you will need to have access to a vehicle for work purposes. You will work from your base police station alongside an officer and respond to incidents as they arise. You will be fully inducted to Thames Valley Police so that you have the appropriate skills and knowledge in order to use their systems such as the radio system and electronic data systems.

The service functions 7 days a week and we work 14 shifts across the month with alternate weekends off. Our practitioners find the longer shifts give them a good work/life balance.

If you are enthusiastic, motivated and ready for a challenge, possess excellent communication skills and able to work autonomously then we want you in our team. Our team is really supportive of each other and we value regular supervision.

We need you to have experience and so invite applications from those with a minimum of 2 years’ experience of assessment and working with acute mental health presentations.

This role is relatively new and unique, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to make contact for an informal chat. Our current post holders would also welcome genuinely interested candidates to be in touch with them to find out more about what is involved in the work and Samantha McLaren can facilitate this on the details below.

Feedback from TVP colleagues about Police Street Triage service:

Street Triage have made such an impact to our day to day work. We are able to get the right information and advice that can help someone quickly and that feels like people are getting a much better response in crisis

“We have a great relationship with the triage team and they have saved me so much time, they are very supportive and I have learned a lot from them”

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Samantha McLaren-07467 008847