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Urgent Care Practitioner

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Eastbourne, East Sussex
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment team to offer a Band 5 post to an experienced Clinician, either from a Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Social Work background.

We are looking for a can help person to help us develop a flexible response to individuals who are either presenting urgent mental health needs or at risk of their mental health deteriorating to the point of crisis, by offering specialist intervention.

We are looking to recruit a Practitioner who can demonstrate competence in risk assessment of individuals presenting in crisis toward formulating clear and safe plans that support a person's presenting needs to be managed in the least restrictive environment, often by offering home treatment. The successful post holder will become part of a supportive, energetic and creative team.

Main duties of the job

Offering a bespoke service to address the needs of those individuals in crisis by formulating care to manage risk in a positive fashion

This role also works closely with and supports the work of other Urgent Care Teams based in same department (Mental Health Liaison and Rapid Response team) to provide an alternative to Emergency Department attendance and hospital admission.

About us

We're a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England. We're looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities we serve.

We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.

This post offers The Trust's Golden Hello for band 5 or 6 Nurses, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of �2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document

Job description

Job responsibilities

Providing an excellent service to patients providing in crisis.

Undertaking risk assessments to manage risk in a positive way, ensuring the patient and family members are kept abreast of developments at all times.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult], appropriate to the job role
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development



  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Previous experience of working in the community

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Department of Psychiatry, Eastbourne

Eastbourne, East Sussex

BN21 2UD

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