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Urgent Care Practitioner - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
If you enjoy the complexity, challenge and fast pace of working in acute mental health this role is for you. As a member of this multi-disciplinary Crisis Home Treatment Team you will be supporting people experiencing a crisis in addition to those who may be experiencing a relapse in their diagnosed mental illness. We support patients, family members and carers and remain committed to the recovery model and a holistic way of working in their homes, offering a variety of therapeutic interventions and support to aid recovery. If you are looking for a role where you can use the experience you have gathered to make a real and tangible difference to a new and developing service, then this is the job for you! In the multi-disciplinary team you would be working with the Team Leader, Discharge Lead and Clinical Nurse Specialist, Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychologists, Urgent Care Practitioners, Senior Support Workers and Peer Support Workers

This post offers an incentive or relocation package up to the maximum of �8000 (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions).

Main duties of the job

The role of this team is varied and plays a central role within the urgent care pathway. You will be liaising with other mental health services and agencies, in addition to acute inpatient units being responsible for early discharge assessments. This role will involve attending and contributing to multi agency professionals' meetings including risk review panels. It is preferable to have some experience of working in acute care (inpatient setting/crisis team/mental health liaison team). In the post you will be working flexible hours to enable the team to provide a 7-day service. You will receive regular supervision and have the opportunity for personal and professional development as well as contributing to the team's development. Chichester and Bognor CRHTT cover a large geographical area (Arundel, Bognor Regis, Wittering's, Selsey, Southbourne, Midhurst, Pulborough, Petworth). Therefore, having access to your own transport is essential or you must be able to demonstrate your ability to travel across the patch in an efficient and timely manner. Please contact the team leader if you wish to discuss this further. This is a seven day per week service from 8.30 to 21.30, which may necessitate some shift work and unsocial hours with enhancements.

About us

You will be joining a committed and dynamic multidisciplinary team and will be fully supported and empowered to make a difference to creatively develop many new ways of working, towards building safe and responsive quality mental health services fit for the future. In return we can offer a supportive working environment and access to training opportunities to assist you to realise your potential and achieve a greater degree of job satisfaction. To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID.

As a Trust employee you will enjoy the following:

o Excellent starting salary

o NHS Pension contributions

o 27 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays

o Flexible Working patterns

o Child care vouchers

o Excellent training and development opportunities

o NHS Discounts

o Employee Assistance Programme

. Please see attached Protocol document) We encourage flexible working.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Registered Nurse with current registration [RMN /LD] Registered Social Worker Registered Occupational TherapistKnowledge/Experience Essential Knowledge of MHA (1983/2007). Knowledge of Mental Capacity Act (2005), to include practical knowledge of FACE documentation, DOLS and Best Interest decisions Child and Adult safe guarding procedures Evidence of organising and prioritising their workload. Demonstrate ability to enhance care through evidence-based knowledge Demonstrate professional development relevant to the specific care group

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Nurse, SW's and OT's
  • Mentorship, ENB 998 or level 3 module in teaching and assessing in clinical practice



  • Significant post registration experience in a band 5 position
  • Experience of working within an appropriate care setting or an ability to demonstrate that skills and knowledge are transferable across specialities.
  • Knowledge of the MHA (1983/2007)
  • Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and DOL's
  • A working knowledge of a range of therapeutic assessment tools and their application to the Liaison service caseload

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Chapel Street Clinic

Chapel street



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