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Community Mental Health Nurse

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a mental health nurse with a passion for working with severe mental illness in a recovery focused way? An excellent opportunity has become available to join the new Coastal West Sussex Enhanced Community Rehabilitation Service (based in Worthing, 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 & recovery focused interventions to maximise peoples independence and enable them to lead fulfilling lives.

This vacancy is an exciting chance for Band 6 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.

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

The Enhanced Community Rehabilitation Service is a new, exciting and innovative service in West Sussex. You will hold a small caseload of service users who are cared for within a recovery focused model of care as part of a wider MDT. There will also be excellent opportunities for Mental Health Nurses to undertake training and deliver specific evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Family Intervention work, and to contribute a nursing perspective to multi-disciplinary discussion and care planning.

In line with our Trust value of 'People First', evidence shows that people who are treated in the community and in the least restrictive way have better outcomes and that there is a group of people living with psychosis who would benefit significantly from rehabilitation interventions that you will be supported to deliver.

You will work in partnership with a diverse team of clinicians including Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers Peer Support Workers and our third sector partners, to help us to provide this opportunity for the communities of West Sussex in line with national agendas of 'Getting It Right First Time' to have access to a whole system approach to recovery from mental ill health, maximising an individual's quality of life and social inclusion.

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

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 are becoming 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.

SPFT Nursing strategy has a focus on patient safety, promoting staff wellbeing, developing career pathways, continuing professional development, and improving quality. We are a training team and would be looking for you to actively support & develop our learners, trainee nursing associates & student nurses.

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 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.

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, partial home-working, part time hours, flexible start/finish times.

Job description Job responsibilities

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

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.

It is advantageous for applicants to have experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems, having worked in psychosis rehabilitation or experience of working with older adults, as the service is for adults of all ages.

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).

The service will operate over 7-days, with weekend cover being arranged via a rota system. Whilst advertising for full time positions, we also welcome applications from those seeking part time hours and are open to discussing flexible working requirements.

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration appropriate to the job role
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Knowledge 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 supervising staff
  • 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 partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Previous experience of working in the community

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