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Urgent Care Practitioner - Incentives apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Eastbourne, England
£35,392 - £42,618 pro rata
Closing date
23 Feb 2024

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Healthcare, Nursing
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Job overview

A really exciting opportunity has arisen in the Eastbourne Mental Health Liaison Team. In order that we can provide an enhanced 24 hour service we are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, caring and creative Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse to work as part of Mental Health Liaison Team over the weekends. The role will involve working with people who have been referred to the Mental health liaison team via A&E, Blue Light, Street Triage, SMHL and our third sector partner Staying Well. It also involves working with people who are inpatients at the Eastbourne District General Hospital and are experiencing a mental health crisis and require our support.

Main duties of the job

This post is to cover the service over the weekend, Saturday and Sunday.

You will need to be flexible and adaptable as modern mental health services are constantly changing in response to best practice. You will be joining a committed and dynamic 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.

You will be required to have strong assessment, communication and people skills and demonstrate a desire and ability to meet community service demands in an ever changing landscape.

Working for our organisation

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 £4,000 Incentive for band 5-7 Nurses & Practitioners, as well as a relocation package up to a maximum of £8,000 (subject to terms and conditions).

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As a band 6 nurse you will be required to complete assessments for patients that have attended A&E or adjoining wards in the District General Hospital

The role also involves conducting reviews of patients who have already been assessed and are in the District General Hospital . They may still be receiving treatment for their physical health whilst on the MHLT caseload.

Write and implement care plans in collaboration with the patient.

Accompany Dr's to assessments and complete the MHLT documentation.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Mental Nurse and/or degree level qualification and training in addictions/substance misuse


Essential criteria
  • Significant post registration experience in a band 5 (or equivalent) 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

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.

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