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Street Triage Clinician

Band 6

Main area
Open to Qualified Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists with suitable experience
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (including shifts - days and nights as per the published rota)
Job ref
367-WEST-4852-A
Site
Police Headquarters
Town
Welwyn Garden City
Salary
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
22/09/2021 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form. 

http://hpft.recruitforvalues.com/

We are looking for a suitably Qualified* mental health professional who is committed to improving the pathways for people experiencing mental health problems across Hertfordshire.

If this is you, then we want you to come and join us in a well-established and
supportive team delivering assessment and support to people in Hertfordshire who present to the police force with mental health concerns. The team operates across shift patterns including night work.

This post is based in the Hertfordshire Police Force Control Room, where you will work in partnership with the Police as an autonomous Mental Health practitioner.
Your role is to ensure that people who may be suffering from a mental
illness receive the appropriate care and support, signposting as necessary, and act as the health consultee in instances where the police officer may be considering using their powers under Section 136 MHA.

You will assess and triage individuals in a variety of environments and will work closely with the police; East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST); our single Point of Access Team [SPA 24/7];First Response & Crisis Teams and other mental health services, as well as the service user, their families and carers.

Within this team you need to demonstrate excellent risk assessment and
communication skills; be confident in your ability to make decisions under pressure and work with the police to identify and prioritize assessments in accordance to their urgency and risk.

Candidates for this role will need to have experience with working within mental health and MDT’s; they will also need to have a good working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and related legislation (Mental Capacity Act).

* Post open to Mental Health Nurses, Mental Health Social Workers and MH Occupational Therapists with suitable experience and who are currently registered with their respective Professional Body.

This role is dependent on staff completing a Police Vetting Form and being passed by Hertfordshire Police to have access to their Force Control Room. A successful candidate who does not pass vetting may be offered a similarly graded post in HPFT.
Car driving is necessary and this role includes being driven by a police advanced driver in a police car, both marked and unmarked.

This service is still developing to meet our service user’s needs and the hours may change periodically on review and in consultation with Hertfordshire Police.
In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area
Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of
£1,017 and a maximum payment of £1,762 per annum (pro rata where
applicable).


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Name
Andy Burns
Job title
Street Triage Team Leader
Email address
andy.burns1@nhs.net
Telephone number
07810654723