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Development Post in Urgent Care Services

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year PA
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
18 Month Development Post in Urgent Care Services for Registered Mental Health Nurses

Are you an ambitious, recently qualified or about to qualify final year student looking for a role which brings a real challenge every day? If you are-then please read on.

We are looking for newly registered nurses who are looking for a challenge and the opportunity to work alongside individuals and carers in a timely and compassionate person-led way. If you anticipate you will enjoy the challenge and stimulus of working under pressure and are able to remain calm in quickly changing circumstances, you will be well suited to this 18-month development post.

Main duties of the job

This exciting development post will be split into two nine-month rotations during which time you will work within the Mental Health Liaison (MHL) service at Worthing General Hospital and the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment (CRHT) team based at Swandean, Worthing alongside a diverse range of professionals. These two services are integral to our Urgent Care Pathway and ensure people presenting to acute mental health services receive a compassionate, person- centred assessment and timely care plan whether this occurs in an acute setting such A& E or on a ward in the General Hospital or in their own home.

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

About us

Successful candidates will be supported throughout the rotation in the following ways:
  • Preceptorship in placements with a bespoke personal development plan with agreed and defined learning outcomes
  • Access to training and relevant shadowing opportunities.
  • Be line-managed by the Team leader in each placement
  • Receive regular managerial supervision from their Team Leader and be given opportunities to participate in individual and group supervision.

In addition, successful candidates will enrol with the Preceptorship Academy which offers a structured and supportive learning environment to help develop the required knowledge and skills to work as a newly registered nurse. These monthly development days will run throughout the first year of the rotation, giving nurses the opportunity to reflect on their placements and discuss the clinical outcomes. The next intake will commence November 2020. It is hoped that at the end of the 18-month rotational period, nurses will have met those required competencies in each placement to be ready for a Band 6 post within the Urgent Care service.

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen

Job description

Job responsibilities

We want to help, support and nurture you with the right skills to become a confident nurse in the urgent care pathway and this opportunity really suits those newly registered nurses who are interested in more than one role. If you are aspiring for a Band 6 post in urgent care services in the future, this development post will give you the right level of broad experience and exposure required.

If you are reading this and thinking this is the ideal opportunity for you and you would like more information, please do contact me on the number below. I would welcome interested applicants for an informal visit and conversation about the development post.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult], appropriate to the job role.



  • 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.
  • Change management at organising and prioritising their workload.
  • Demonstrate ability to enhance care through evidence based knowledge.
  • Demonstrate professional development relevant to the specific care group.

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Western Hospital


BN11 2DH

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