Urgent Care Nurse
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse who is interested in a person-centred mental health practitioner role?
Is a role where you can provide a safe and calm space for people suffering from mental health crisis appealing to you?
If so, our Urgent Care Practitioner vacancy in our Haven at Mill View Hospital could be just the role for you!
The Haven is a 24/7 crisis assessment unit located on the Mill View hospital site in Hove, providing an alternative to A&E to provide a comprehensive biopsychosocial crisis assessment for any adult aged 18 or over who is not subject to the Mental Health Act.
The Haven team were Gold Award winners at our Trust Positive Practice Awards in November and we are very proud of the positive feedback from people who have used the Haven.
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 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).
Main duties of the job
As an Urgent Care Practitioner in The Haven, your priority will be to ensure the safety of service users in crisis. You will complete the assessment of the individual's needs and risks, accurately recording and communicating this information.
Our work is fast-paced as we do not hold caseloads, however you will have support from senior practitioners, a consultant and will work closely with a Psychologist in our team. We are a small 4-bed unit with 2 practitioners (band 6 or 7) and a Healthcare Assistant (Band 2) on shift at any given time.
We work closely with our inpatient and community mental health teams across the Trust and have developed excellent working relationships with the emergency services who refer people to us and we are continuing to develop bespoke crisis plans.
The Haven is at the forefront of our ambition to provide patient-centred care, providing people with a calm, safe and nurturing space for them to receive treatment and recover from mental health crisis.
Sussex Partnership provides mental health and learning disability care for all age groups across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.
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, 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.
We'd love you to join our Trust, rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, in our recent staff survey 82% told us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.
Other key survey results:
- 70% highlighting flexible working as a key point for satisfaction at work
- 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work in their team
- 77% identifying opportunities to show initiative in their roles
In order to be a successful Urgent Care Practitioner in our team you will be:
- Registered with the NMC or HCPC via a core professional qualification Applications are welcomed from OTs, Nurses and Social Workers
- Experienced working in mental health services
- Knowledgeable of factors which can impact on safety and service user experience
It would also be advantageous if you have:
- Experience in an Urgent Care setting
- Worked in a newly established team/ service
As we look to complete our recruitment for this new service, we are seeking confident, kind and experienced mental health practitioners to join our small and committed team at the Haven. We have excellent opportunities for professional development, supervision, reflective practice and leadership for all members of the Haven team.
As we are a 24-hour service, we work a variety of shifts including days, nights and weekends/ bank holidays. This means there is the opportunity to increase your earning potential through the unsocial hours payments as detailed at:https://www.nhsemployers.org/articles/unsocial-hours-payments- We would be happy to discuss shifts patterns with you before you apply, please contact us on the details below.
See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.
Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information explore the attachments.
(We are happy to arrange informal visits currently Covid dependant)
Knowledge & Experience
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).