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Community Mental Health Practitioner (Triage) - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
Triage Practitioner (Adult Community Mental Health)

B6, Full-time, permanent post

Are you ready to step into a pivotal clinical role in secondary mental health services?

Referrals to our service come from GPs and a range of partner agencies and the job of the Triage practitioner is to assess and decide how the person's mental health needs can best be met within our integrated mental health system. Getting these decisions right is vital to ensure that the right patients get to the right treatments at the right time.

We invite applications from qualified nurses, social workers and occupational therapists who have experience in mental health. Whatever your profession, you will need to have finely honed clinical assessment skills and be a highly skilled communicator. This is rewarding and varied work. Each patient is unique and your job is to understand their individual circumstances, recognising their strengths and protective factors in their lives and balancing these against the risks they may present.

We are situated in the beautiful countryside of the South Downs National Park with plenty of outdoor activities available on the door step as well as easy access to London and we are only 15 minutes' drive from the vibrant city of Brighton. Newhaven is a fishing port and the coastline offers great scenery and opportunities for water sports.

Main duties of the job

This post will predominantly be based with the Triage team at Hill Rise in Newhaven which is supervised by a band 7 Senior Nurse Practitioner. (Professional supervision for Occupational Therapists and Social workers can be provided). For this role, you will need to be able to exercise clear, consistent, clinical judgement and have a scrupulous approach to process and recording to ensure high standards of patient care and safety are maintained. This is exciting work but it will suit an efficient practitioner who can work well under pressure.

You would be joining a friendly, diverse multi-disciplinary team of professionals. The Assessment and Treatment Service offers a wide range of evidence-based treatments for people with severe and enduring mental health problems. Community services are being transformed and this is an exciting time for innovation and pioneering new ways of working.

About us

We are passionate about improving the opportunities for people to recover their mental health and we are equally committed to giving our staff the supervision and, support they need to maintain their wellbeing and opportunities to develop their professional careers. As a Trust employee you will enjoy the following:

o Excellent starting salary

o NHS Pension contributions

o 27 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays

o Flexible Working patterns

o Child care vouchers

o Excellent training and development opportunities

o NHS Discounts

o Employee Assistance Programme

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role of a Band 6 Community Mental Health Practitioner 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. They will demonstrate an understanding of clinical interventions relevant the care group to include education, care plans and discharge planning, working closely with carers, families and partner agencies to facilitate this. The post holder will work at all times to promote the safety and the well being of service users and their families/carers. The post holder will assess, plan and implement care, and provide specialist nursing advice and carry out specialist nursing procedures. They will provide clinical supervision to staff and students and act as a mentor for students.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Practitioner with current registration (mental health/ Adult/ Social Work/ OT) appropriate to the role
  • oEvidence of continuous professional development



  • oSignificant post qualifying experience (minimum two years) in relevant care group
  • oExperience of working alongside people with psychosis and complex health and social care problems in the designated care group
  • oExperience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • oExperience of working consultatively with professionals
  • oExperience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • oExperience of partnership working with in CPA process
  • oUnderstanding of clinical governance

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Hill Rise

Church Hill



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