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Community Psychiatric Nurse, West Assessment and Treatment Service

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year PA
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 or 6 Community Mental Health Nurse at the West Assessment & Treatment Service (ATS), based at Mill View Hospital. We are a friendly and welcoming multi-disciplinary team, which works with a range of different mental health issues. Based in the culturally diverse and creative city of Brighton and Hove, this is the ideal team in which to grow and develop professionally!

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

The successful applicant will develop their skills in carrying out assessments, formulating plans and managing a diverse caseload of service users, while maintaining high standards of documentation. The service is looking to appoint somebody who is highly motivated, enthusiastic, creative and resourceful, and who has a passion for working with people and for developing good working relationships with carers. You will have the opportunity to forge close links with the third (voluntary) sector, as well as with other specialist teams within the Trust.

The service operates Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm. The role will involve working from the team base, and across Brighton & Hove as required, with some flexibility around home working, dependent on the needs of the service. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a beneficial impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working - If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

This post offers The Trust's Golden Hello for Band 6 Nurses, or a relocation package up to a maximum of £2000 (subject to terms and conditions).

About us

Career development

While previous experience of working in the community is desirable, a full training package and an induction to meet your needs will be available. Sussex Partnership believes learning can help make our services safer, more effective and more compassionate. We will consider a band 5 nurse with relevant experience and transferable skills to work on your preceptorship, while we support you in the early stages of your career. In those circumstances, you will benefit from working with a capped caseload, which will be varied and interesting, so you have the opportunity to complete high quality work.

This is an exciting and diverse role working with a whole range of different mental health presentations. Consider West ATS as place to embed your learning, broaden your skills and develop your career!


You will be part of a team who value staff wellbeing and moral with regular opportunities for coming together in informal ways e.g through monthly tea and cake breaks, pizza days, as well as more structured but fun based team away days which are held twice per year.

Job description Job responsibilities

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.

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

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 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

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