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Urgent Care Practitioner - Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new challenge and want to offer the best care in times of Crisis?

Do you want to help shape the future of the CRHT?

We're looking for like-minded people to join us and help provide top quality care to those who need it.

We have brand-new opportunities for Band 6 Mental Health Nurses (RMN), Occupational Therapists (OT) or Social Workers to join the Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team (CRHT) at Langley Green Hospital, Crawley.

The CRHT team is a part of acute care and works closely with the acute hospital and community teams to support clients in a mental health crisis. It offers clients care and support in their own homes together with a day service group programme based at Langley Green Hospital as an alternative to hospital admission.

CRHT are able to offer all the benefits of a hospital admission while remaining at home including home visits from our experienced team, with support from doctors and psychology. We also facilitate supportive discharge from hospital, managing the transition back to community-based service.

This post offers the Trust's �4,000 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

As an Urgent Care Practitioner in our team you will work in partnership with service users with complex health presentations, developing their care plans and recovery plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives.

You will be responsible for the assessment, planning and implementation of top-quality care to service users. This will include working alongside service users, carers, families and partner agencies such as voluntary sector agencies, schools and colleges.

As well as providing specialist nursing advice and carry out nursing procedures, and monitoring the effectiveness of treatments in order to progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention.

You may also be involved in providing clinical supervision to staff and students. This may include acting as shift co-ordinator as needed to lead the team on shift, as well as allocating and delegating tasks to colleagues. You will be expected to liaise with other services and external agencies to triage referrals to the service and gatekeep inpatient admissions.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your leadership skills if you are looking for career progression in the future.

There are always opportunities for extra bank work and further experience throughout the Urgent Care Hub within our other services, and we welcome the opportunity to support your career if you are looking to gain added experience from another service area.

About us

We are committed to career development and future aspirations and career goals are discussed openly and supported.

Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside and enjoy the natural beauty the county has to offer. With a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns, there's always somewhere new to visit
  • Embrace the city life and visit Brighton, or even travel to London in under 90 minutes
  • As a mental health trust Sussex Partnership places a huge focus on the wellbeing of our staff, as well as ensuring our reward packages reflect the immensely important work they do.

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
  • Excellent NHS Pension
  • Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays)
  • A 'Golden Hello' or relocation package up to �2000 (see attached documentation for T& C's)

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


In order to be a successful Community Mental Health Practitioner in our team you will have:
  • Professional Registration
  • Experience of working in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working with people with complex needs
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments

It would also be advantageous if you have:
  • Experience of supervising staff

The service operates 7 days a week and there will be an expectation to work weekends and shifts, which would involve early and late shifts.

Please note the ability to travel is essential for this role as regular home visits to service users and occasional visits to other trust sites is required.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information explore the attachments or contact:

Prabah Kataria

CRHTT Team Leader

01293 590 440

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


Langley Green Hospital

Martyrs Avenue


RH11 7EJ

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