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Job summary

Main area
Mental Health
Grade
NHS AFC: Band 6
Contract
Permanent: Fixed term / secondments are also available
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full and part time hours available - substantive and 6 month fix term/secondments)
Job ref
354-AB-20336-J
Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS FoundationTrust
Employer type
NHS
Site
The Haven
Town
Hove
Salary
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum / pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
06/12/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Urgent Care Nurse - The Haven

NHS AFC: Band 6

Welcome from our Chief Executive

Our organisation is expanding and we're looking for people with the right values, skills and/or potential to join us. We need people with energy, expertise, enthusiasm to help us provide the very best possible specialist NHS mental health and learning disability care. This involves helping us achieve our strategy to improve the quality of life for the communities we serve through People, Prevention and Partnerships.

So what can we offer you in return?

We're an organisation which puts people first. We'll do everything possible to help you feel respected, valued and included. We'll help you learn, acquire new skills and gain further experience to support your career development. And we'll provide the opportunity for you to bring your fresh ideas to work about how we can do things differently and continue improving.

You will also be joining a health and care system committed to working together to do the best we can for the communities we serve. Above all, at Sussex Partnership you'll have the chance to make a difference to the lives of the patients, carers and families across our communities.

If you like the sound of that, then come and join our team.

Job overview

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 Nurse 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 and we are very proud of the positive feedback from people who have used the Haven.

Main duties of the job

As an Urgent Care Nurse 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.

Working for our organisation

As an Urgent Care Nurse 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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).

This is an exciting and dynamic role that offers the opportunity for development and implementation of high-quality services. Previous experience of working in acute services or home treatment teams is desirable, although not essential. We offer excellent staff support through clinical supervision and teamwork.

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 and autism.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

If you are reading this and thinking this is the ideal job opportunity for you and you would like more information, please do contact me on the number below. I would welcome interested applicants for an informal visit and conversation about the role.

Person specification

Qualifications

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

Knowledge/Experience

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and DOL’s
  • Knowledge of the MHA (1983/2007)

Analytical & Judgement skill

Essential criteria
  • Excellent clinical skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeAge positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodStep into health

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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Lucy Sankar
Job title
Team Lead
Email address
lucy.sankar2@spft.nhs.uk
Telephone number
07471218363
Additional information