This job has expired

Senior Practitioner - Urgent Care Pathway - Home First Team

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

View more

Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for dynamic, confident and motivated mental health practitioners with excellent communication skills, who have the ability to assess and lead on clinical decision making to join our established Adult Mental Health Home First Team. This is an exciting and challenging role, working in a fast-paced work environment.

Home First offer an alternative to admission supporting people within the home environment. Your role will consist of face to face assessing of patients in crisis incorporating robust risk assessing and treatment planning for patients under the Home First Team. Staff within this team offer support to the local Crisis Cafes and there will be opportunity to gain experience with this team.

Main duties of the job

The Urgent Care Pathway consists of the Home First Team, the Hospital Liaison Team and the Crisis Response Team providing mental health crisis care for the Colchester and Tendring area. The teams work closely together and there are opportunities to experience working in these teams, if need arises.

Professional development is priority in the Urgent Care Pathway where individual and team training is available.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Ability to drive is essential. The Team have use of a lease car.

The team also covers the 111 Option 2 telephone contact service and a part of your role will be to take calls from service users contacting this service.

EPUT offer a fantastic relocation package of up to �8,000. Covering a number of expenditures for new recruits relocating from 30 miles or more from their new work base at EPUT.

If you would like more information please contact

Person Specification



  • Registration Mental Health Nurse RMN Part 3 or equivalent social work/AHP qualification
  • Meet the requirements for revalidation as set out by the NMC/HCPC


  • Specific training in a recognised therapy e.g EMDR, CBT, DBT



  • Experience of working in a health, social care or community setting as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of dealing with confidential and sensitive information


  • Experience of working with people with mental health conditions and vulnerable service users

Knowledge & Skills


  • Ability to manage and coordinate multi-disciplinary meetings i.e. referral / business / handover
  • Ability to manage and coordinate multi-disciplinary meetings i.e. referral / business / handover


  • Knowledge of the physical health needs of service users and monitoring of same
  • Working knowledge of the Paris Clinical Information System

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


The Lakes Mental Health Unit

Turner Road, Mile End



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert