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Mental Health Nurse (Development post) - Urgent Services

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
17 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an ambitious, recently qualified or about to qualify final year student looking for a role which brings new challenges every day?

We have a brand-new opportunity for a Band 5 Mental Health Nurse to join our Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT).

We're looking for like-minded people who want the opportunity to work alongside individuals and carers in a timely and compassionate person-led way. If youanticipate 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 rotations during which time you will work within the Mental Health Liaison (MHLT) service at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment (CRHT) team based at Millview Hospital, Brighton and the Haven (Millview) alongside a diverse range of professionals. These three 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.

The CRHTT are able to offer all the benefits of a hospital admission whilst remaining at home, including home visits from our experienced multi-disciplinary team who will support you. We also facilitate supportive discharge from hospital, managing the transition back to a community-based service. We are committed to a focused recovery model.

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.

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.

Your benefits:
  • Access to full psychological support, via our internal wellbeing team
  • Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development
  • Free parking on-site
  • Access to a host of discount schemes
  • A position within a trust rated as 'Outstanding' for caring and 'Good' overall by the CQC
  • Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + bank holidays)
  • Excellent NHS Pension
  • A 'Golden Hello' or relocation package (see attached documentation for T& C's)

Job description

Job responsibilities


In order to be a successful Band 5 Mental Health Nurse in our team, you must:
  • Be a Registered Nurse with current registration (Mental Health/LD) appropriate to the job role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills to assist in diagnosing or highlighting an unmet health need
  • Ability to prioritise/cope with pressure. Ability to assess health needs in an initial assessment and prioritise them in order as soon as assessment is completed.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

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 us 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], appropriate to the job role.

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Mill View Hospital



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