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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
Community Mental Health Nurse - Band 6

An opportunity has arisen for a 11 month fixed term post working within the Intensive Support Service supporting older persons with Dementia and Mental Health out in the community.

The hours are made up as follows: 8am -7pm weekdays and 9-5 at weekends and bank holidays for the Dementia and Older Person's Mental Health Team based at Drayton House in Chichester, West Sussex.

This post will sit within our multidisciplinary community team and the successful applicant will work within a supported team to deliver interventions to those people who have more complex or intensive needs. We aim to help people to remain safe and well at home and able to maintain the relationships that are important to them.

The ability to travel across sites is essential for this role.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Community Nurse is to work in partnership with service users in the designated care group with complex health presentations, developing their care plans and recovery plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives. They will demonstrate an understanding of clinical interventions relevant the care group to include education, care plans and discharge planning, working closely with carers, families and partner agencies to facilitate this. The post holder will work at all times to promote the safety and the well being of service users and their families/carers. The post holder will assess, plan and implement care, and provide specialist nursing advice and carry out specialist nursing procedures.

About us

Our vision is to deliver excellent mental health services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values:

People first: People are at the heart of everything we do

Future Focused: We are optimistic, we learn and we always try to improve

Embracing change: We are bold, innovative and disciplined about making use of our resources to continuously improve

Working together: We provide services in partnership with patients, families and others

Everyone counts: We value, appreciate and respect each other

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner who will carry continuing responsibility for a shared 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 contribute to the maintenance and development of the Trust nursing strategy.To ensure that clinical practice is evidence based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and Trust policies and procedures.To provide supervision of junior staff and trainees where appropriate.To act within the NMC code of conduct at all times.

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


Drayton House

Drayton Lane


PO20 2EW

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