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Senior Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
We are looking for a highly skilled, enthusiastic and resilient MH nurse to support MHLT for 6 months. This post will be to work within MHLT, predominantly across core hours however there may be occasion to work outside of these times. You will be part of a supportive, friendly and dynamic team with a passion for what we do. We problem solve together, look after each other and put the patients first.

Main duties of the job

You would work alongside the team leader and the rest of the Urgent care leadership team in ensuring quality care and flow through Urgent care pathway. The focus for role would be to clinically support the B6 nurses in the team by being a point of escalation for complex cases, supporting the clinical development of staff members and assurance around the quality of care offered.

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

Clinical practice, including own professional development To provide comprehensive assessment of mental health specific to needs of service area. To manage a caseload of clients with complex mental health needs and undertake casemanagement/lead professional/ CPA as needed. To be able to communicate with and meet the needs of families and carers as appropriateto the care group and the individual client. To have experience of and specialist knowledge on interventions to be able to lead inclinical area. To receive management supervision from Service Manager or equivalent. To demonstrate excellent communication skills. To establish professional links with other care groups and professionals. To administer medication within NMC guidelines and the Trusts Medicines Code. To work in partnership with other agencies to gain the best person centred outcomes forthe individual.Practice Development , including professional development of others To utilise specialist care group knowledge to provide specialist training and advice to otherprofessionals, students and agencies. To manage and supervise other members of the team. To chair meetings and provide cover for the Service Manager as needed. To organise consultation groups and to facilitate reflective practice for staff to promote skillsand development of team. To support registered staff and students through preceptorship/mentorship.Research and Development To develop teaching and training sessions for staff and professionals on specialist subjectareas relevant to care group. To develop service pathways for clients in care group and contribute to ongoingdevelopment of service. To undertake research, service evaluation and clinical audits. To use research in practice and developing research work from ones own practice

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role.
  • Degree/diploma level supplemented by specialist qualification, training, experience, courses to masters level equivalent relevant to the care group
  • Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent



  • Extensive post qualifying experience in relevant service area
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Able to manage a caseload of patients with complex mental health needs
  • Comprehensive knowledge of interventions specific to service area
  • Awareness of Trust policies and service specification

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Sussex County Hospital



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