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Urgent Care Practitioner - CRHTT Team - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum / pro rata for part time
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about providing a service to meet the needs of people, carers and their families?

Do you value working positively, respectfully and collaboratively?

If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!

We're looking for Band 6 Urgent Care Practitioners to join our Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) and work with us to develop a new and innovative Urgent Care Hub.

Our Urgent Care Hub is a collaboration of our CRHTT & Haven team working together and across the urgent care service at Sussex Partnership. 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.

This post offers the Trust's �8,000 Incentive for band 5-7 Nurses & Practitioners as well as a relocation package up to a maximum of �8,000 (subject to terms and conditions).

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting and dynamic role that offers the opportunity for development and implementation of high-quality services. A typical day in this role would involve working with The Haven, the acute hospital and community teams to support people in a mental health crisis.

The successful candidate 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 provide robust risk management planning
  • 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.

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

We are committed to ensuring that mental health care is co-produced wherever possible and delivered in a person-centred, compassionate, and supportive way.

Mental Healthcare should promote safety and wellbeing while addressing social care needs and ensuring equality and fairness for all. It should be needs-led, outcome-focused, responsive and delivered in a way that empowers people to build on their strengths, promotes recovery, and supports families and carers.

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- no take out, 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 + 8 bank holidays)
  • Excellent NHS Pension

Job description

Job responsibilities


In order to be a successful Urgent Care Practitioner in our team, you must:
  • Be a Registered Nurse with current registration (Adult/Mental Health/LD or equivalent) appropriate to the job role
  • 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 conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments

It would be advantageous is you have:
  • Previous experience working in acute services, home treatment teams or Liaison Psychiatry.See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

As our Coastal Urgent Care Pathway moves towards CORE 24 standards, the post holder may need to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service which could include working unsociable hours within a 24/7 service.

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, autism & dual diagnosis.

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

- Knowledge/Experience


  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust




BN13 3EP

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