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Community Mental Health Nurse: East Specialist Older Adults MH Service

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year PA
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are recruiting a band 6 mental health nurse for the Specialist Older Adults' Mental Health Service, based at the East Brighton Community Mental Health Centre, Brighton General Hospital.

The Specialist Older Adults' Mental Health Service is integrated between health and social care, and 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 a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

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 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 busy role but one which will be very rewarding.

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.

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

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description document for full details of the role and responsibilities.

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • 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
Knowledge & Experience Essential
  • 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 conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Previous experience of working in the community

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