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Urgent Care Practitioner – Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum / pro rata for part time
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you have a desire to support the development of a new and innovative Urgent Care Hub?

Are you passionate about providing a service to meet the needs of people, carers and their families?

Are you committed to delivering quality driven services?

Do you value working positively, respectfully and collaboratively?

If so, we'd love you to join us!

Our Urgent Care Hub is a collaboration of our CRHTT & Haven team working together & across the urgent care service. These 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 The Haven or with CRHTT in the person's 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

Main duties of the job

You will be an excellent communicator, demonstrating empathy and facilitating an inclusive and collaborative environment and assessment to those service users accessing either/both The Haven and CRHTT services with a particular focus on:
  • Utilising your excellent clinical skills and judgement to assess individual needs and risks
  • Demonstrate an understanding of clinical interventions relevant the care group to include education, care plans and supportive discharge planning,
  • Work compassionately and creatively to identify therapeutic and evidence-based outcomes and care plans for people who are experiencing a crisis in their mental health
  • Work closely with carers, families and partner agencies to facilitate and promote the safety and the well-being of service users and their families/carers.

work collaboratively across the urgent care services being responsible for supportive discharge assessments and participating in multi- agency meetings.

About us

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

We provide mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns
  • Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton & London
  • With easy access to airports and excellent railway links across the UK

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, in our recent staff survey 82% told us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

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

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

I am looking to recruit skilled and highly motivated practitioners to join us as Band 6 Urgent Care Practitioners in the CRHTT, working closely with The Haven, the acute hospital and community teams to support people in a mental health crisis. 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. We also facilitate supportive discharge from hospital, managing the transition back to a community-based service. We are committed to a focused recovery model.

Previous experience of working in acute services, home treatment teams or Liaison Psychiatry is desirable, although not essential.

The role of Community Nurse is to work in partnership with service users in the designated care group with complex health presentations, developing their care plans and recovery plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives.

This is an exciting and dynamic role that offers the opportunity for development and implementation of high-quality services. Previous experience of working in acute services or home treatment teams is desirable, although not essential. We offer excellent staff support through clinical supervision and teamwork.

As our Coastal Urgent Care Pathway moves towards CORE 24 standards, the post holder would need to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service which could include working unsociable hours within a 24/7 service. This role supports the work of and across Urgent Care Teams (CRHTT, The Haven, Mental Health Liaison team and the Liaison Suite at Worthing General Hospital) and as such the post holder may be expected to work across these teams as required.

Working unsocial hours does bring a salary increase, in line with Agenda for Change guidelines.

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! We would particularly welcome applicants who have an interest in learning disability and autism.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • 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
- Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • 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 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

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