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Mental Health Nurse, Community Liaison Team - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
21 May 2024
The Severe Mental Illness Local Commissioned Service (SMILCS) have a vacancy for a fulltime Band 6 registered mental health nurse.

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, creative, flexible and resourceful qualified nurse to join our team of community mental health nurses. A passion for working with people to support individual recovery goals and to work collaboratively with patients, carers, GPS and ATS staff is essential. You will also need to forge close links with other community resources and stakeholders.

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).

Main duties of the job

After a period of treatment, many clients with severe and enduring mental health needs will be sufficiently stable to be discharged back to primary care from secondary care services. SMI LCS enables the ongoing care and support of these patients in the community and facilitates the throughput of people between primary care and specialist services.

Each person discharged to SMI LCS have a designated nurse to support them. The role includes provision of clinical support, guidance and training to G.Ps and practice staff involved in the medical management of SMI LCS patients, provision of specialist mental health step-down support to patients discharged from specialist Mental Health services to SMI LCS, improving the integration of physical and mental health care andpersonalised recovery orientated care planning for patients.

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
  • 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description document for full details of the role and responsibilities. Please contact Greg Coghlan to arrange a discussion about the post if you are interested.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental health Nurse with current registration

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Community Mental Health Centre, Brighton General Hospital

Elm Grove



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