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Blue Light Triage Practitioner

Posted: 7 Oct 2020 Closes: 5 Nov 2020
Crawley, United Kingdom £38,890 - £44,503 per annum
Permanent & Full-time NHS_8S7fBWcddAVD

Blue Light Triage Practitioner

Job Reference: 354-AN-20061-A

Employer: Department: Mental Health Professional Location: Langley Green Hospital, Crawley Salary: £38,890 - £44,503 per annum

We are a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England and are looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities that we serve.

We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us to do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

Sussex Partnership is an equal opportunities employer, with a sincere commitment to our people's health and emotional wellbeing and as such, we have signed the Time to Change pledge and provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

In addition, our workforce is currently under-represented by people from Black and Minority Ethnic and Disabled communities. We welcome applications from people of these communities as we want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

The Trust is committed to providing opportunities for flexible working.

Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain.


Full time - 4 days working 12:00 -22:00 in North West Sussex.

A new and unique role has arisen, working alongside either a Paramedic or Police officer responding to Emergency calls that have a mental health aspect. The role crosses over both emergency services and there is an expectation to work shifts alongside each emergency service. Currently North West Sussex is the only area in Sussex to offer this role.

The role includes working full time hours over four days covering the operational hours of 12:00 -22:00 and shifts will commence from Langley Green hospital. This service is operational over seven days a week and there is an expectation to work weekends and bank holidays.

We are looking for either a senior nurse or any discipline of allied health professional, with at least 2 years Band 6 or equivalent mental health experience who has a good working knowledge of referral systems across all areas of mental health and their partner organisations. This will allow people who use our services to quickly gain the appropriate level of support to meet their needs in seamless manner following an emergency situation.

A successful applicant would have excellent positive risk management skills and the ability to make independent clinical decisions based on risk that respects the least restrictive options, dependent on each clinical interaction. The applicant would also be able to demonstrate effective communication skills and the ability to recognise the needs of service users and carers as well as the organisations they represent. The applicant would also be able to show excellent leadership who can work independently but also recognise the needs of the emergency services we work alongside.

In return you will benefit from working in a therapeutic environment conducive to the treatment and recovery of people with acute mental health difficulties. All your skills and training will be fully utilised and developed through clinical supervision and training opportunities.

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).

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For further details / informal visits contact:

NameClare StonemanJob titleService ManagerEmail addressclare.stonemna@sussexpartnership.nhs.ukTelephone number01293 590440Additional contact information or

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 recognise abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.

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.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

We welcome and appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

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

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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