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Mental Health Clinician

Band 6

Main area
Urgent Care Pathway Crisis and Home Treatment Team
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
The Whiteleaf Centre
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
02/06/2020 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.


The Crisis Response and Home Treatment Team in Buckinghamshire Mental Health Services is a key part of the Urgent Care Pathway, meeting the demands of the Ten-Year Plan to provide Crisis Response and Home Treatment Services by 2021. Clinicians employed into the team will be a part of an exciting and 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.

We require clinicians who are used to working in a fast-paced team, and 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.

Service Users access a crisis response in a variety of ways, ranging from referrals from their GP and attendance at an emergency department, to 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
  • Street Triage and Health Based Places of Safety

The successful applicants will participate in a duty rota of earlies, lates or long days covering 7 days a week and we are committed to supporting staff to balance home and work life. We are a friendly and supportive team with strong leadership and direction. Our work is interesting and varied with plenty of opportunities to learn new skills both in the work place and via our excellent Learning & Development team. The role is predominantly based in Aylesbury and may require some wider travel within the county.

We would welcome clinicians who are keen to develop or further enhance their skills in a variety of areas and to help shape this exciting and developing service.

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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

Miranda Whitby, Team Manager, 01865 90 1287