Crisis Clinician Registered Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist - Band 5

Job type Permanent
Salary £24,907 - 30,615 per year
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Sanctuary Personnel, a leading and award winning recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 5 Crisis Clinician Registered Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist to fill a full-time role based in Headington.

The salary for this Crisis Clinician Registered Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist job is £24,907 - £30,615 per annum.

This role will eventually include night shift working.


  • Actively contribute to the development of interventions
  • Work alongside Care Coordinators, whilst liaising with other professionals and reviewing the patients care under Care Programme Approach
  • Support Social Workers in delivering responsibilities under the Care Act 2014 with regard to the assessment and care planning of Social Care needs
  • Supporting service users in managing and monitoring physical health co-morbidities and providing assessment of functional ability, both cognitive and physical
  • Be actively interested in, respectful of and responsive to the service user’s experience
  • Maintain effective functioning of the department, prioritisation of work and timely response to referrals
  • Develop knowledge of a variety of different local and national resources to enable tailored support to meet the individual needs of each service user
  • Contribute to improvement and adaptation of services in keeping with changes to services locally and nationally
  • Be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team and to participate in clinical and professionals’ meetings, and other work led meetings, as required
  • Be a positive role model for peers and junior staff
  • Maintain accurate and appropriate clinical documentation within the required timeframes, whilst maintaining service user confidentiality and work within Trust policy and data protection/GDPR law and guidelines
  • Work at all times in line with the Trusts policies and procedures
  • Actively participate in an annual performance review (appraisal) and the development and implementation of a personal development plan
  • Attend any training as requested
  • Adhere to the Professional Code of Conduct relating to your profession (if applicable)
  • Always promote quality and safety of patients, visitors and staff thus enabling the Trust to meet its regulation requirements (Care Quality Commission Registration – Regulations and Outcomes) that relate most directly to patients and also strive for continuous quality improvement
  • Observe Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy providing equality of treatment and opportunity to employees, service users and service providers irrespective of sex, sexuality, age, marital status, ethnic origin or disability
  • Take responsibility for the health & safety of themselves and other persons who may be affected by their omissions or actions at work
  • Report accidents, incidents and near misses, implementing corrective action where necessary
  • Comply with Trust policies for infection control and hand hygiene such as hand hygiene, decontamination Policy, uniform and workwear code and standard precautions Policy to reduce the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs)
  • Incorporate into their clinical activities up to date evidence that supports safe infection control practices and procedures, such as the use of aseptic techniques and the safe disposal of sharps
  • Raise any matters of concern with your Manager/Director
  • Comply with recruitment and other checks as requested by the organisation including undertaking an Enhanced Disclosure via the Criminal Records Bureau
  • Complete mandatory training and comply with Trust policies, eg. Manual Handling
  • Uphold professional standards and follow codes of practice to deliver excellent and safe care

Requirements of the Crisis Clinician Registered Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist:

  • Degree or equivalent within Mental Health Nursing (RMN trained)
  • NMC registration and a valid live pin
  • Proactive, creative and passionate about delivering excellent care to patients with a wide variety of needs
  • Be able to work shifts, including weekends
  • Access to a car for use at work
  • Recognise that promoting the welfare and safeguarding children, young people and adults is everyone’s business and access training and supervision as appropriate to the role
  • Be aware of and work in line with all Trust policies and procedures
  • Willingness to engage in continuing professional development and undertake training as required for the role
  • Experience of using I.T. systems and software and to be IT literate
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Be able to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Evidence of CPD, education and training
  • Own car or access to alternative travel for business use for the ability to travel between patient homes, hospital sites and to regional meetings


This Crisis Clinician Registered Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist job is advertised by Paul Chittock; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

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