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Community Mental Health Nurse - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
15 Jul 2024
We have a great community nursing opportunity within our Intensive Support Team (IST), at High Weald, Lewes and Havens Specialist Older Adults Mental Health service based at Hill Rise, Newhaven and Millwood in Uckfield in East Sussex. This post will suit a Registered Mental Health Nurse but we will consider Learning Difficulties nurses who has sufficient experience of working with Dementia or Severe Mental illness.

You will be a key part of our multi-disciplinary service for older adults with mental health problems, including Dementia. This is challenging work but we receive very positive feedback from our service users and carers.

This post will involve working with older people with complex mental health needs as well as physical health care needs. You will be expected to support both the client and their carers. You will also need to be able to work cohesively with other services both within our Trust, and with other partner agencies.

You will need to be caring, compassionate and a good communicator, with a commitment to improving the lives of our service users through creative, evidence based practice. As a band 6 nurse you will be responsible for working collaboratively with service users and their carers on the IST caseload to create care plans that meet their needs and maximise their independence.

The post holder will be required to work a shifts, Monday to Sunday, including Bank Holidays. The shifts are a mix of 7.5 hours and 10 hours.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner who will carry continuing responsibility for a defined caseload of service users by undertaking the following duties:

To undertake assessments of individuals and their families in the designated care group with complex health presentations, including those service users presenting with higher levels of risk. To develop alongside the service user their care plan.

To offer specialist nursing assessment and advice where required.

To assess and manage on going risks as identified during the assessment, ensuring that this is done in collaboration with the service user and carers. To regularly review risk factors and make changes to the management of them as necessary.

To provide supervision of junior staff and trainees where appropriate.

About us

The Trust offers a supportive working environment and access to training opportunities to assist you to realise your potential and achieve a greater degree of job satisfaction. As a Trust employee you will enjoy the following:

o Excellent starting salary

o NHS Pension contributions

o 27 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays

o Flexible Working patterns

o Child care vouchers

o Excellent training and development opportunities

o NHS Discounts

o Employee Assistance Programme

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).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Additional information regarding the role including the main responsibilities are included in the job and person description attached to this advert.

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 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



Uckfield Hospital


TN22 5AW

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