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RMN Development Post in Urgent Care Services

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £40,588 a year Band 5 to Band 6 - £27,055 - £40,588
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Mental Health Urgent Care Services are looking to recruit Band 5 nurses to an 18-month development post which will further lead to a substantive Band 6 position upon demonstration of reaching the core competencies required for the role. The successful candidates will work under the supervision of a band 7 team lead, initially in CRHTT for 9 months, and will then move to gain experience in Mental Health Liaison for a further 9-month period.

If you are a Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurse with post registration experience, or are newly or soon to be qualified RMN this would be a great opportunity to work in our Urgent Care Services.

This supported development role will enable you to obtain the knowledge, skills and competences in urgent care nursing, gaining assessment and risk assessment skills and working with a multi-agency team. If you are aspiring for a band 6 post in urgent care services in the future, this development post is for you.

Main duties of the job

CRHTT and MHLT are an integral to our urgent care pathway and ensuring people presenting in crisis or have acute mental health needs receive a compassionate, person-centred assessment and timely care plan whether this occurs in the Emergency Department or ward of a General Hospital or in their own home. The successful candidate will need to achieve agreed competences before being offered a band 6 urgent care practitioner post.

Successful candidates will be supported throughout the rotation in the following ways:
  • Preceptorship in placements with a bespoke personal development plan with agreed and defined learning outcomes
  • Access to training and relevant shadowing opportunities.
  • Be line-managed by the Team leader in each placement
  • Receive regular managerial supervision from their Team Leader and be given opportunities to participate in individual and group supervision.
  • Be part of Reflective Practice Group

About us

We provide mental health and learning disability services to adults, children and young people across East Sussex, West Sussex, Brighton and Hove, and children's services in Hampshire. We have been awarded an overall rating of 'good' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and assessed 'outstanding' for being caring. We offer the following services:
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Community Mental Health Teams
  • Inpatient Services
  • Specialist services, such as perinatal mental health and early intervention in psychosis
  • Secure and Forensic Services
  • Lindridge Care Community (for both RMNs and RGNs)
  • Dementia Services
  • Learning Disability and Neurobehavioural Science

We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients and we are always looking for people with the right core values to join our team.

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

Job description Job responsibilities

To deliver a high standard of evidence based inpatient nursing care in the designated care group in partnership with the team, the service users and where appropriate their family.

If you're interested in finding out more about our development roles, our teams and locations, all you have to do is apply once and we'll match you to the role that suit you based on what you tell us in your application.

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).

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Has current NMC registration, or is studying towards a recognised NMC nursing qualification

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