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Clinical Advisor

Job Description

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 in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. 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 (If you are experiencing problems please call  ( Phone number removed ) ).

The Role

We are a dynamic busy team based in St Albans responsible for offering telephone triage to Service Users in Hertfordshire to ensure that they are directed to the correct pathway for their assessment and treatment in a timely way. This is a unique access model as we triage every type of mental health presentation. These posts offer an opportunity to be part of an innovative service with a motivated and supportive staff team, at the forefront of a modern mental health service which is proud to be working in partnership with a range of statutory and 3rd sector partners to achieve the best possible outcomes for service users.

The service currently operates a shift system over 6 days per week, and is expected to move to a comprehensive 24/7 365 day a year service in the future.

We are looking to recruit to our clinical team:
Clinical Advisors – Band 6.

Our triage clinicians have an extensive knowledge of mental health and learning disability services, and are skilled and intuitive communicators with excellent assessment and risk management skills, and an ability to embrace change and innovation.

For these posts we are looking for individuals with at least 12 months post-qualifying experience who are ready to take on the pace and challenge of this fast developing service and who may be considering a career in community services.

Would you value and appreciate the unique opportunity to develop a comprehensive portfolio of skill and knowledge in all areas of mental health services? Are you ready to take the challenge above?

For all the above posts we are particularly welcoming applications from candidates with multi- lingual skills, experience of children services/ CAMHS and drug and alcohol services.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Vicky Allaway  ( Phone number removed ) 
( Email address removed )

About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as Good’ by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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