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Urgent Care Practitioner - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum / pro rata for part time
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic Band 6 practitioner.

Do you have a desire to support an established and dynamic Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team?

Are you committed to delivering quality driven mental health services?

Do you value working positively, respectfully and collaboratively?

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

We are looking to recruit skilled and highly motivated practitioners to join us as Band 6 Urgent Care Practitioners in the CRHTT, working closely with the acute mental healthhospital and community teams to support people in a mental health crisis. CRHT 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 are committed to a focused recovery model. This post involves 7 day week 365 days per year working on a rota basis.

This post offers a incentive, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of �4000 (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions).

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 CRHT 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 to 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

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 and London
  • With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK there is plenty of opportunity for adventure

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.

Key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

This service is integral to our Urgent Care Pathway and ensures people presenting to acute mental health services receive a compassionate, person- centred assessment and timely care plan.

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!

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Person Specification



  • 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



  • 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 supervising staff
  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Department of Psychiatry

Kings Drive,


BN21 2UD

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