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Mental Health Crisis Clinicians - High Wycombe

Band 6

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Urgent Care Pathway Crisis and Home Treatment Team
Band 6
Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
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Valley Centre
High Wycombe
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum
21/11/2019 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.



Experienced Mental Health Clinicians with a Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy background are required to join the assessment teams 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 Crisis Response and Home Treatment Services by 2021. Initially based in the Assessment Teams, 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 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.

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.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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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

Lisa Schurer, Team Manager, 07717 428080