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SOAMHS Triage Clinician

Job Reference: 354-AC-20043

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
Harold Kidd Unit, Chichester
Band 6 - £30,401 - £37,267

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

Triage Pathway Clinician - Band 6

West Sussex Specialist Older Adult Mental Health Service (Based at Chichester)

Are you a forward thinking individual who looking for a new challenge? We have an exciting opportunity to offer the right person a post in our new and developing triage pathway for people living with dementia and older people who have mental health needs. This is a new initiative which will improve access to our services and provide a bespoke model for the triage of referrals into services.

The triage pathway will be staffed by clinicians and administration staff located in a triage hub and will manage all of the referrals to our community services in West Sussex via our new Trust electronic referral system. The triage team will be a first point of contact for many people referred and for their carers and will provide a critical interface with primary care.

This is a clinical role that will offer you the opportunity to provide early engagement with people referred to the service in the triage team and assist with the effective and timely triage of referrals assessing the patient’s needs, determining the priority of care and processing the referrals accordingly. You will work alongside other members of the team and will demonstrate excellent communication skills, understanding and kindness to people who will be having their first contact with our services

You will benefit from previous experience in the community setting; however training can be provided to assist with knowledge and competencies. You would be supported with a tailored development plan, and regular clinical supervision and support from senior colleagues.

The post will work the core business hours of 0900-1700, Monday to Friday

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact

Julius Newman, Service Manager. Telephone: 07990798368

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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