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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you have extensive skills and demonstrable experience to develop, support and enhance a team of skilled clinicians? Do you want to use and develop your own specialist knowledge and experience? I wish to recruit a practitioner who is has specialist knowledge, experience and/or training in mental health risk management. These skills would provide clinical expertise to support and further develop an established multi-disciplinary team in a Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment team. The multi- disciplinary team are made up of Urgent Care Practitioners, CRHTT team leader, Discharge team leader, Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Psychologists, Senior Support Workers and Peer Support workers. You will work in the CRHTT working alongside a Team Leader, a Discharge Lead and a Service Manager. You will; ? Have extensive clinical skills in assessment and mental health risk management with patients who are in crisis. ? Have extensive experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in a designated pathway ? Be a visible role model, key resource in relation to mental health advice, support and improvement ? Have experience of and specialist knowledge on interventions to be able to lead in a clinical area It is preferable to have a degree/diploma supplemented by specialist qualifications, training or experience but not essential.

Main duties of the job

? To provide comprehensive assessments of mental health specific to the needs of service area. ? To manage a caseload of clients with complex mental health needs and undertake case management/lead professional/ CPA as needed. ? To be able to communicate with and meet the needs of families and carers as appropriate to the care group and the individual client. ? To have experience of and specialist knowledge on interventions to be able to lead in a clinical area. ? To utilise specialist care group knowledge to provide specialist training and advice to other professionals, students and agencies ? To develop teaching and training sessions for staff and professionals on specialist subject areas relevant to the care group.? To develop service pathways for clients in care group and contribute to the ongoing development of the service ? Participate in service development ? Ability to lead clinical discussions in team

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

About us

Sussex Partnership provides mental health and learning disability care for all age groups across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has teaching status and is developing into one of the country's leading teaching mental health trusts. 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

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

We are really keen to talk to prospective candidates about the service and about their ideas for the role. We would therefore strongly encourage you to make contact for an informal discussion. Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information explore the attachments or contact:

Elena Riseborough Urgent Care Services Manager 07464 925647 or

Lucy Delaney, Clinical Nurse Manager Acute and Urgent Care 07765 806893 or

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role.
  • Degree/diploma level supplemented by specialist qualification, training, experience, courses to masters level equivalent relevant to the care group
  • Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Extensive post qualifying experience in relevant service area
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Able to manage a caseload of patients with complex mental health needs
  • Comprehensive knowledge of interventions specific to service area
  • Awareness of Trust policies and service specification

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