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Triage Clinician

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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This post offers a Golden Hello or Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000

Are you a RMN, OT or Social Worker with experience working in a mental health setting?

Perhaps you're looking to improve or expand your assessment skills?

Maybe you're passionate about working with adults with mental health problems?

We're seeking a Band 6 Triage Clinician to join us on the beautiful south coast in our Eastbourne Assessment and Treatment Service (ATS). In this role you will be responsible for screening a range of adults who are presenting with a variety of complex mental health problems. You will be predominantly office based, although you will be required to complete assessments in the community.

We are a secondary mental health service accepting referrals from the Eastbourne and Seaford catchment areas. Our Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) includes a Senior Nurse Practitioner, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Team Leads, Pharmacy, Consultant Psychiatry, peer workers and support workers.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will be screening referrals in to the service, liaising with referring agencies, carers and other partnership agencies. You will complete virtual and face to face assessments and recommend suitable care and treatment plans. These may be within secondary care services, or within primary/ voluntary care services.

The clinicians in our team are able to quickly build rapport with service users and their carers', which allows us to provide a positive service through excellent assessments and timely recommendations for treatment.

Assessment and Treatment services are fast paced and changeable and ours is no different. We need to be organised, reactive and able to work under the changing pressures, which our supportive team ethic makes possible. All members of the team receive regular supervision, reflective practice and annual appraisals to make sure that everyone has the support they need and that we respond as a service appropriately to clinical need.

About us

The Trust provides mental health and learning disability care for all ages across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Living & Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns
  • Embrace the outstanding natural beauty spots including the iconic Beachy Head and Seven Sisters National Park
  • Known as 'The Sunshine Coast', Eastbourne offers a traditional Victorian seafront combined with the more modern Sovereign Harbour Marina

We'd love you to join our Trust, rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, recent staff survey results told us that 82% recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work in their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

Job description Job responsibilities


In order to be a successful Triage Clinician in our team you will:
  • Be a qualified RMN, OT or Social Worker, registered with the relevant professional body
  • Have good experience of clinical assessments
  • Possess prior experience working with people with mental health difficulties

It would also be advantageous if you:
  • Have experience working in a fast-paced assessment and treatment service

You will be fully supported and empowered to make a difference to creatively develop new ways of working towards building safe and responsive quality mental health services fit for the future. We are currently undertaking a Quality Improvement project as we strive to make our service the best it can be.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

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

Julia Ryder or Lynn Foord Senior Nurse Practitioners, Telephone; 01323 747224

******************We are happy to arrange informal visits*******************

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional MH Professional Registration
  • Registered Nurse/OT or SW Qualification
  • CPD
  • NMC/ HCPC Registration
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people with serious mental Health problems
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Previous experience in the community

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