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Urgent Care Practitioner - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Eastbourne, England
£35,392 - £42,618 per annum
Closing date
20 Feb 2024

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Healthcare, Nursing
Contract Type
Full Time

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Job overview

The Haven in Eastbourne is opening soon! Could you be our next recruit?!

We're on the lookout for an enthusiastic, motivated, caring, and creative Urgent Care Practitioner to help us provide 24-hour service. In return, we offer a supportive and inclusive working environment, access to ongoing training and development, and the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of those in your care.

In this role, you will work with service users referred to The Haven via A&E, Secamb, Police, Street Triage, SMHL, and our third sector partner, Staying Well.

At The Haven, we value our staff and are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. If you are passionate about mental health and want to make a difference in people's lives, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Working with our committed and dynamic team, you will be fully supported to develop new ways of working, building safe and responsive quality mental health services fit for the future. Whether you're a Band 5 looking to progress to a Band 6, or already a Band 6 looking for a change, we'd love to speak to you!

This post offers a incentive, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £4000 (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions).

Main duties of the job

As an Urgent Care Practitioner at The Haven in Eastbourne, you will be an integral part of a team that provides vital mental health services to those in need. Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Conducting assessments, developing care plans, and delivering evidence-based interventions to support recovery and wellbeing.
  • Ensuring that individuals receive the appropriate level of care and support, which may involve liaising with other healthcare professionals and external agencies.
  • Working closely with team members to identify the best use of resources and utilise patient-focused evidenced interventions.
  • Delivering solution-focused interventions, relapse prevention, crisis planning, medication management, providing housing advice, and referring service users to substance misuse services as required
  • Supporting junior colleagues through live supervision and reflective practice.

Working for our organisation

We understand that job seekers today are looking for more than just a pay check. Here are just some additional details about the benefits we provide to our employees:
  • NHS Discounts: Our employees can take advantage of a range of discounts across the NHS, including discounts on travel, shopping, and leisure activities.
  • Generous holiday entitlement: Starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays.
  • Flexible Working Patterns: We understand that you have other responsibilities outside of work, which is why we offer flexible working patterns to help you balance both your personal and professional lives. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.
  • NHS Pension Contributions: You can rest easy knowing that we're contributing towards your future retirement with one of the most respected pension schemes in the UK.
  • Child Care Vouchers: We know how expensive childcare can be, that's why we offer child care vouchers to help our employees with the cost of childcare.
  • Excellent Training and Development Opportunities: We believe in investing in your professional development, which is why we offer a range of training and development opportunities to help you grow and develop in your career.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


In order to be a successful Urgent Care Practitioner in our team, you must:
  • Be a Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • A qualification in Mentorship, ENB 998 or level 3 module in teaching and assessing in clinical practice or a willingness to complete this
  • Have significant post-registration experience in Band 5 position
  • Have experience working within an appropriate care setting or an ability to demonstrate that skills and knowledge are transferable across specialities
  • Have working knowledge of a range of therapeutic assessment tools and their application to the Liaison service caseload

It would be advantageous if you have:
  • Experience working within Liaison Services
  • A specialist interest in substance misuse or other mental health disorders such as autism

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Mental Nurse
  • Mentorship, ENB 998 or level 3 module in teaching and assessing in clinical practice


Essential criteria
  • Significant post registration experience in a band 5 position
  • Experience of working within an appropriate care setting or an ability to demonstrate that skills and knowledge are transferable across specialities.
  • Knowledge of the MHA (1983/2007)
  • Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and DOL's
  • A working knowledge of a range of therapeutic assessment tools and their application to the Liaison service caseload
  • Experience of working within Liaison Services

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



Allied Health Professions

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Healthcare Support Workers 

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