We are recruiting a Band 6 Mental Health Nurse for the Specialist Older Adults' Mental Health Service (SOAMHS) based at the Community Mental Health Centre, East Brighton Community Mental Health Centre, Brighton General Hospital. The Specialist Older Adults' Mental Health Service workswith older people with both functional and complex organic conditions who need secondary service support. Experience of working with this client group in a community setting is advantageous, but not essential as we would offer a robust induction and supervision package for the right candidate. 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
We will be looking for someone with a passion for working with older people. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and provide specialist assessment, treatment and care to a caseload of people with a range of mental health needs. You must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible and resourceful and be able to forge close links with clients and carers. We also work closely with partner healthcare organisations and the voluntary sector.
The Specialist Older Adults' Mental Health Service is integrated between health and social needed. There will be a requirement to complete social care assessments and mental capacity assessments as needed, and bespoke training will be offered for these aspects of the role.About us
The Trust provides mental health and learning disability care for all ages across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.
Living & Working in Brighton:
- Be spoilt for choice with Brighton's iconic seafront, vibrant lanes and array of shops and attractions
- Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns on your doorstep
- Embrace the outstanding natural beauty spots including the renowned Devils Dyke and South Downs National Park
We'd love you to join our Trust, rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, recent staff survey results told us that 82% recognise that care for patients is our top priority.
Key staff survey results include:
Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
- 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work in their team
- 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within a service which prides itself on its commitment and provision of high-quality care. This will be a challenging and very busy role, but one which will be very rewarding. For full details of the role and responsibilities, please see the attached Job Description document.
The service operates Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm. Applicants need to be mobile, with the facility to move across Brighton & Hove as required.
For further details or to arrange informal visits, please contact:
Jo BrewsterTeam Leader0300 304 4647Jo.Brewster3@spft.nhs.ukPerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult], appropriate to the job role
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Community Mental Health Centre
General Hospital, Elm Grove
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