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Community Mental Health Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum / pro rata for part time
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
We are seeking to recruit a passionate and knowledgeable Community Mental Health Nurse to join our Dementia and Older Persons Mental Health Team based in Horsham. We would also welcome applicants with Lead Professional backgrounds in Social work or Occupational Therapy. Alongside non-NHS professional backgrounds, who possess an undergraduate degree with relevant clinical skills, mental health training and community experience which meet the criteria for a Lead Professional role within DOPMHS.

The team is multi disciplinary and very supportive with daily zoning meetings and weekly MDT meetings. We aim to keep people at home maximising their independence and well being. You will be joining a friendly, supportive and creative multi-disciplinary team, dedicated to providing a high-quality service.

This post offers an incentive or relocation package up to the maximum of �4000 (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions).

Main duties of the job

You will undertake assessments with older people with mental health problems and people of any age with a dementia , develop a are plan with them in order to provide support and treatment, supporting and guiding their carers and families alongside. You will work alongside colleagues in social care and Primary care as well as voluntary sector organisations to ensure that patients and their families get the help they need and are able to recover and be as independent as possible for as long as possible.

You will assess and visit people in their own and homes and care homes. You need to be able to travel between the office and such visits . The ability to travel is essential in this role.

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

About us

We provide mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns there's always new experiences to be enjoyed
  • Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
  • With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK there is plenty of opportunity for adventure

Job description

Job responsibilities

The main duties are:

Assessments of patients and their carers

Developing care plans

Ensuring that the plan is put in place

Assess and monitor risk - working with the MDT to reduce and mitigate them

Covering duty

Liaising with colleagues

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult], appropriate to the job role
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development



  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Previous experience of working in the community

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


New Park House, Horsham

North Street


RH12 1RJ

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