Community Psychiatric Nurse

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Community Mental Health Nurse - Band 6

We have a great opportunity for a full-time band 6 nurse to work in the Intensive Support Element of the Dementia & Older People's Mental Health Team based in Chichester. This post will sit within our multidisciplinary community older person's team and will work alongside our lead practitioners to deliver interventions to those people who have more complex or intensive needs. We aim to help people to remain safe and well at home thus enabling them to maintain the relationships that are important to them.

Our service is in the process of moving away from a more traditional model to adopt the follow me care principles advocated in NHS England's new Community Mental Healthcare Strategy. We are confident that this approach will help us to meet the growing demands for services whilst continuing to provide good outcomes for people.

The service operates 365 days a year between the hours of 8am-7pm Monday-Friday and 9am-5pm weekends and bank holidays. The successful candidate will be expected to work 10 hour shifts on a rota basis through the week.

The successful candidate will join a friendly, highly-skilled and enthusiastic multi professional team. We will take a keen interest in helping you to develop the skills important to this role and the post-holder will be encouraged to develop special interests and expertise in line with service and team objectives.

The ability to travel across sites is essential.

Main duties of the job

The role of this post is to actively engage those requiring an increased level of support with the aim of keeping people within their home and maintaining their wellbeing and independence as far as possible. We are looking for individuals who are dynamic, compassionate, good communicator who are able to demonstrate a holistic and person-centred approach to their work.

You will also need to be able to work cohesively with other services both within our Trust, and with other partner agencies. We follow a multi-disciplinary approach and within that context you will manage a caseload of older adults.

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).

For further information please contact

Candice Douglas DOPMHS Team Leader 0n 01243 791833


About us

We provide mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

All our clinicians are given opportunities to develop and grow as professionals in the organisation. We provide regular supervision, a supportive working environment and access to training opportunities to assist you to realise your potential.

This Trust offers the following;
  • Excellent starting salary
  • NHS Pension contributions
  • 27 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays
  • Flexible Working patterns
  • Child care vouchers
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • NHS Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated good overall and outstanding for caring by the Care Quality Commission. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

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

Job responsibilities

  • To contribute to the management of a team caseload of clients with complex needs, using CPA principles, evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions, which will be delivered in the Dementia and Older Adults Mental Health Service.
  • To support/manage a team caseload and attend relevant MDT meetings
  • To regularly support and cover the duty rota
  • To provide specialist assessment and intervention as part of a multi-disciplinary approach, with specific responsibilities regarding the care pathway
  • To provide risk screening and assessment as well as risk management planning
  • To contribute to and facilitate evidence-based assessments and individual and group interventions
  • To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Service
  • To regularly share and supervise students on practice placement, and junior staff as appropriate

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 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 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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