Nurse Consultant

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 a year pa / pro rata for part time
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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The job arises from the The Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Comorbid Conditions Strategy 2020-2025 and aims to drive forward the strategy and support the existing Dual Diagnosis Practitioners across Sussex.

Working effectively with people with Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health (COSUMH) is a core skill essential to treatment, prevention of future deaths, closing the physical health inequality gap and the reputation of the Trust. Improvements in the care of people with COSUMH is an area in which the trust can improve performance.

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

Main duties of the job

You will provide professional and clinical expertise and nursing leadership within the Trust's Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health (COSUMH) Conditions Strategy. This strategy has built from;
  • Dame Carol Black review - high rate of drug related deaths and suicide in people using substances, poor physical health (disinvestment in SMS)
  • Recommended NHS England investment in high quality physical & mental health support
  • NHSE, NICE and National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health - develop and publish a clear and comprehensive set of evidence-based treatment pathways, with accompanying access and quality standards and implementation support tools.

You will lead on delivering continued development of nursing practice based upon evidence and relevant research within the area of Dual Diagnosis.

The aim is to ensure excellence in nursing practice and that service delivery is based on NICE guidelines and trust approved policies documents and guidance. This will include developing and delivering specialist training, education and development opportunities.

About us

Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns
  • Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
  • With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, 82% told us that they 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 within their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Qualification in Clinical Psychology/ Nursing/ Occupational Therapy
  • Evidence of post qualification study
  • Registration with the relevant professional body (ie HCPC, NMC, BPS)
  • High level knowledge and experience of the theory and practice related to Neurodevelopment disorder

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Flexibility with working patterns is desirable as we may extend the hours of our service to include some weekend and evening work.

SPFT staff have the capacity to work from home remotely where applicable and in agreement with your line manager.

This role is currently banded at 8b.

Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information explore the attachments or contact:

Dr Sarah Flowers/ or Judith Bazeley

(We strongly encourage informal discussions before applying)

(We are happy to arrange informal visits currently Covid dependant)

For further details / informal visits contact: Judith Bazeley 07471034308

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (Mental Health)
  • Evidence of masters level education in related subject or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of significant relevant professional development
  • Training in nurse prescribing

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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