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Urgent Care Practitioner

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum/Pro rata for part time
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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If you enjoy the complexity, challenge and fast pace of working in acute mental health this role is for you. As a member of this multi-disciplinary Crisis team you will be supporting people experiencing a crisis in addition to those who may be experiencing a relapse in their diagnosed mental illness.

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.

We support patients, family members and carers and remain committed to the recovery model and a holistic way of working in their homes, offering a variety of interventions and support to aid recovery.

Main duties of the job

The role of this team is varied and plays a central role within the urgent care pathway. You will be liaising with other mental health services and agencies, in addition to acute inpatient units being responsible for early discharge assessments.

This role will involve attending and contributing to multi agency professionals' meetings including risk panels.

You will need to have some experience of working in acute care (inpatient setting/crisis team/mental health liaison team) and be willing to work flexible hours to enable the team to provide a 7-day service.

You will receive regular supervision and have the opportunity for personal and professional development as well as contributing to the team's development.

Chichester CRHTT covers a large geographical area (Arundel, Bognor Regis, Witterings, Selsey, Southbourne, Midhurst, Pulborough, Petworth) it may be that you are required to travel from one end of the patch to the other (sometimes within the one day) in order to fulfil community visits. Therefore, having access to your own transport is essential or you must be able to demonstrate your ability to travel across the patch in an efficient and timely manner. Please contact the team leader if you wish to discuss this further.

This is a seven day per week service, which may necessitate some working unsocial hours, however, working unsocial hours does bring a salary increase, in line with Agenda for Change guidelines.

About us

You will be joining a committed and dynamic multidisciplinary team and will be fully supported and empowered to make a difference to creatively develop many new ways of working, towards building safe and responsive quality mental health services fit for the future.

In return we can offer a supportive working environment and access to training opportunities to assist you to realise your potential and achieve a greater degree of job satisfaction.

As a Trust employee you will enjoy the following:

? Excellent starting salary

? NHS Pension contributions

? 27 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays

? Flexible Working patterns

? Child care vouchers

? Excellent training and development opportunities

? NHS Discounts

? Employee Assistance Programme

This post offers The Trust's Golden Hello for band 5 or 6 Nurses, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document)

We encourage flexible working. 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.

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!

Job description Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential

Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult], appropriate to the job role

Social Worker

Occupational Therapist

Knowledge/Experience Essential

Knowledge of MHA (1983/2007).

Knowledge of Mental Capacity Act (2005), to include practical knowledge of FACE documentation, DOLS and Best Interest decisions

Child and Adult safe guarding procedures

Evidence of organising and prioritising their workload.

Demonstrate ability to enhance care through evidence-based knowledge

Demonstrate professional development relevant to the specific care group

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • 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 Essential
  • 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

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