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Community Mental Health Nurse - Enhanced Duty Team (SOAMHS)

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
An opportunity has arisen for a band 6 community mental health nurse (RMN, full-time or part-time) within the Enhanced Duty team of the Specialist Older Mental Health Service (SOAMHS) based at Mill View Hospital in Hove. The operating hours of the service are 9am to 5pm Monday to Sunday. There may be a requirement to work out of hours and at weekends on a rota system for which enhancements will be paid. The enhanced duty team offer intensive assessment and support to older adults with mental health needs. It is a multi-disciplinary team and is part of the wider SOAMHS service.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be responsible for completing mental health assessments, care and risk planning for clients referred to our service. The team carry a joint caseload and work collaboratively with partner agencies, VSCE and families/ carers. It would be advantageous if applicants have previous experience of working in the community and in various settings within mental health.

This post offers the Trust's �4,000 Incentive for band 5-7 Nurses & Practitioners, as well as a relocation package up to a maximum of �8,000 (subject to terms and conditions).

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:
  • 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

Flexible Working: We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You would be expected to demonstrate good leadership qualities, and have a high level of clinical skill. You will also be expected to be knowledgeable about key performance indicators and the expectation that these are achieved for our clients. You will receive regular supervision and have opportunities for ongoing development and training.

Community Mental Health Services in Brighton & Hove has a well-established Section 75 (S.75) agreement in place. This agreement contributes to the improvement in mental health and wellbeing and results in easier access to a more responsive mental health service. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Brighton and Hove City Council delegate tasks to each organisation to ensure a joined-up health and social care offer to those that use our services. Relevant training and support will be provided when acting on behalf of the other organisation and it also means that you're able to access a number of other training, learning and development opportunities from both organisations.

Please see the attached Job Description document for full details of the role and responsibilities. For further details or to arrange informal visits, please contact Anne Fellbaum (Service Manager) on 07464 925346, or by email:

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


Mill View Hospital

Nevill Avenue



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