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Urgent Care Practitioner u2013 Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Worthing, England
£35,392 - £42,618 per annum \/ pro rata for part time
Closing date
14 Feb 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time

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Job overview

Are you passionate about providing a service to meet the needs of people, carers and their families?

Do you value working positively, respectfully and collaboratively?

If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!

We're looking for Band 6 Urgent Care Practitioners to join our Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) and work with us to develop a new and innovative Urgent Care Hub.

Our Urgent Care Hub is a collaboration of our CRHTT & Haven team working together and across the urgent care service at Sussex Partnership. These services are integral to our Urgent Care Pathway and ensure people presenting to acute mental health services receive a compassionate, person-centred assessment and timely care plan whether this occurs in The Haven or with CRHTT in the person's home.

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

This post offers an incentive or relocation package up to the maximum of £8000 (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting and dynamic role that offers the opportunity for development and implementation of high-quality services. A typical day in this role would involve working with The Haven, the acute hospital and community teams to support people in a mental health crisis.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, demonstrating empathy and facilitating an inclusive and collaborative environment and assessment to those service users accessing either/both The Haven and CRHTT services with a particular focus on:
  • Utilising your excellent clinical skills and judgement to assess individual needs and provide robust risk management planning
  • Demonstrate an understanding of clinical interventions relevant to the care group to include education, care plans and supportive discharge planning.
  • Work compassionately and creatively to identify therapeutic and evidence-based outcomes and care plans for people who are experiencing a crisis in their mental health
  • Work closely with carers, families and partner agencies to facilitate and promote the safety and the well-being of service users and their families/carers.

Work collaboratively across the urgent care services being responsible for supportive discharge assessments and participating in multi-agency meetings.

Working for our organisation

We are committed to ensuring that mental health care is co-produced wherever possible and delivered in a person-centred, compassionate, and supportive way.

Mental Healthcare should promote safety and wellbeing while addressing social care needs and ensuring equality and fairness for all. It should be needs-led, outcome-focused, responsive and delivered in a way that empowers people to build on their strengths, promotes recovery, and supports families and carers.

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- no take out, 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.

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
  • Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays)
  • Excellent NHS Pension
  • A 'Golden Hello' or relocation package up to £2,000 (see attached documentation for T&C's

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


In order to be a successful Urgent Care Practitioner in our team, you must:
  • Be a Registered Nurse with current registration (Adult/Mental Health/LD or equivalent) appropriate to the job role
  • 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 conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments

It would be advantageous is you have:
  • Previous experience working in acute services, home treatment teams or Liaison Psychiatry.
    See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

As our Coastal Urgent Care Pathway moves towards CORE 24 standards, the post holder may need to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service which could include working unsociable hours within a 24/7 service.

Working unsocial hours does bring a salary increase, in line with Agenda for Change guidelines.

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! We would particularly welcome applicants who have an interest in learning disability, autism & dual diagnosis.

Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Lisa Dyde, Team Leader on 01903 843739 /

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • 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 criteria
  • 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

Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.

We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children's social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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Who we are

We provide specialist NHS mental health and learning disability services in south east England. People receive care, treatment and support from us in hospital, at home and from a range of community services. Our services are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring.

Where we are

We provide services for people of all ages across Sussex and services for children and young people in Hampshire. There’s something for everyone in our local area, whether that’s the hustle and bustle of Brighton, the scenic South Downs or our wonderful coastline where you can chill out to the sound of the surf.

What we can offer you

When you join us, you’ll be coming to work in an organisation that puts people first. We’ll do everything we can to make you feel valued, respected and included. You will be given plenty of opportunities here for your career to flourish. We’re an organisation which is strong on innovation, research and learning, and we will support your development and help you learn new skills in whichever team or service you work in.

Check out the links below to view our key areas of recruitment



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