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Community Mental Health Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a band 5 mental health nurse with a passion for working with severe mental illness in a recovery focused way? Are you wanting to develop, with support, to a band 6 nurse? If yes then we have the job for you!

An excellent opportunity has become available to join the new Coastal West Sussex Enhanced Community Rehabilitation Service (based at the Worthing Hub, covering Adur, Arun and Worthing). It is an exciting time to join this expanding team as applicants will specialise in supporting service users who have experienced complex psychosis, treatment resistant psychosis, or a related significant mental illness as described within the NICE guidelines for Rehabilitation. The successful candidates will contribute towards the development of evidence based and recovery focused interventions to maximise an individual's independence and enable people to lead fulfilling lives, whilst working on their own development as a band 5 nurse working towards a band 6 nurse.

This vacancy is an exciting chance for Band 5 practitioners to join this MDT that prides itself on working collaboratively and holistically with service users who have severe and enduring mental illness. Whilst this role includes working with longer term service users and developing strong therapeutic relationships, the new aspect of the service includes the opportunity to do some short term, intervention focused rehabilitation work with service users who would benefit significantly from this enhanced intervention.

Main duties of the job

The Community Rehabilitation Service is a new, exciting and innovative service in West Sussex. You will hold a small caseload of people within an MDT who are cared for within a recovery focused model and there will be excellent opportunities for staff to utilise and develop their core nursing skills.

You will work in partnership with a diverse team of clinicians and support staff including Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Senior Nurses, Social Workers, Peer Support Workers and our third sector partners. In line with our Trust value of 'People First', evidence shows that people who are treated in community and in the least restrictive manner, have better outcomes. In this role you will work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team, to help us provide this opportunity for the people of West Sussex in line with national agenda of The Getting It Right First Time a whole system approach to recovery from mental ill health, maximising an individual's quality of life and social inclusion.

Effective communication skills, good clinical knowledge base, and a commitment to caring for patients in the community must be demonstrated. You must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible and able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

The Enhanced Community Rehabilitation Service operates a 7-day working week. Though advertising to full time positions, we would welcome applications for part time hours and are open to discussing flexible working requirements.

About us

Over the next five years, community mental health services are going to be undergoing a real transformation and you could be part of these exciting developments. Our community mental health teams will become part of a much more integrated network of services and our mental health clinicians will be central in driving the changes, in close partnership with our primary and third sector colleagues.

This post will provide the right candidate with the opportunity to develop their career. This is a supportive team where you will be offered mentorship and supervision from senior colleagues and management support. The community rehabilitation service will actively support your continuing professional development and support you to develop your nursing skills.

We recognise that working in mental health can be stressful so we prioritise staff welfare, providing regular supervision, reflective practice, mentoring, and any other support that our clinicians need to ensure their wellbeing.

Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment; the people that we employ are at the heart of making this vision a reality. If you've got the passion, the belief, the drive and the talent to help us achieve our vision then we would like to hear from you.

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

Job description Job responsibilities

You will work with a small caseload of service users with long and enduring psychosis both in the long term pathway and short term pathway, both with a focus on rehabilitation. You will be provided with guidance and training in ways of working with the service users we support and will be encouraged to develop your own nursing skills and confidence in providing interventions.

This post will provide the right candidate with the opportunity to develop their career. This is a supportive team where you will be offered mentorship and supervision from senior colleagues, and management support. The enhanced community rehabilitation service will also actively support your continuing professional development. We prioritise staff welfare, providing regular professional supervision, reflective practice, and any other support our clinicians need to ensure their wellbeing.

What you will receive from us:
  • A robust induction and early planning to discuss development needs, preceptorship and career aspirations
  • Regular Line Management and Professional supervision
  • Access to a wide range of Training and CPD opportunities.
  • The opportunity to participate in a range QI work and service innovations
  • Varied leadership development opportunities

We encourage you to call and discuss this exciting new service with us and the nursing opportunity provided in this role.

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).

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult], appropriate to the job role.
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of MHA (1983/2007).
  • Knowledge of Mental Capacity Act (2005), to include practical knowledge of FACE documentation, DOLS and Best Interest decisions.
  • Child and Adult safe guarding procedures.
  • Change management at organising and prioritising their workload.
  • Demonstrate ability to enhance care through evidence based knowledge.
  • Demonstrate professional development relevant to the specific care group.

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