Skip to main content

72 Hour Led Assessment and Discharge Facilitator

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

View more

Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We have the opportunity to recruit a 72 Hour Nurse Led Assessment and Discharge Facilitator within our Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team.

This post will work as part of Mental Health Services frontline response to people referred for support and treatment. The successful candidate will assess and support people presenting to services in a state of acute crisis.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who can demonstrate excellent clinical and interpersonal qualities. The successful candidate must be willing to work in fast paced environment have a positive outlook and ensure that delivering a high quality service, which genuinely engages with service users, carers and other stakeholders, is a key priority.

The post is part time (15 hours per week) and the successful post holder will be expected to rotate across the specialty areas and be able to work across a seven day roster.

Main duties of the job

To provide comprehensive assessments of needs and risks of people admitted to acute mental health services where risks have been assessed as not being outside of their scope of practice.

To take responsibility for planning and the delivery of care to people requiring an assessment to identify acute needs and ongoing plans of care from mental health services, social care and third sector organisations.

Will be required to work into the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team.

To plan and take responsibility in collaborating with service users and other services/agencies on how their needs will be met on discharge from this service.

To participate in the development of the service including the ongoing development of this role.

To ensure that relationships and own behaviour are managed in line with the Trust's Equalities Framework competencies.

To ensure all communications are undertaken in a sensitive, confidential, and professional manner.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH) or Allied health professional (with experience of working in Mental Health)



  • Experience of working with people who have difficulty engaging with services and have a complex mental health need
  • Experience of assessing, planning, co-ordinating and managing people with mental health problems in a community setting.

Additional Criteria


  • Wide knowledge/appreciation of a range of models of practice in health and social care
  • Knowledge of interventions and strategies which embrace social and health care needs
  • Car driver
  • Clean driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust



Parkhurst Road


Isle of Wight

PO30 5TG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert