Senior Nurse Practitioner

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year night enhancments
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
Fixed term contract/Secondment -Band 7 RM NURSE

Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse who is interested in a person-centred mental health practitioner role? Would you consider a secondment opportunity on nights to support development in this field?

Is a role where you can provide a safe and calm space for people suffering from mental health crisis appealing to you?

If so, our Senior Nurse practitioner vacancy in our Liaison Team Eastbourne could be just the role for you!

Liaison Services support A&E to provide a comprehensive biopsychosocial crisis assessment for any adult aged 18 or over who is not subject to the Mental Health Act. As an Urgent Care Nurse , your priority will be to ensure the safety of service users in crisis. You will complete an assessment of the individual's needs and risks, accurately recording and communicating this information and working with the individual to create plans for their on-going care and treatment.

This is a great opportunity to further develop on nurse led assessment and decision-making skills.

Main duties of the job

I am looking to recruit skilled and highly motivated practitioners to join us and develop excellent working relationships with the emergency services who refer people to us.

You will be an excellent communicator, demonstrating empathy and facilitating an inclusive and collaborative environment and assessment to those service users accessing either/both The Haven and CRHTT services with a particular focus on:

Utilising your excellent clinical skills and judgement to assessDemonstrate an understanding of clinical interventions relevant to care group to include education, care plans and discharge planningWork compassionately and creatively to identify therapeutic and evidence-based outcomes, care plans for people who are experiencing a crisisContribute to developing bespoke crisis plans and work closely with our inpatient and CMHT.Work closely with carers, families and partner agencies to facilitate and promote safety and well-being of service users and their families/carers.

About us

Sussex Partnership Trust provides mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns there's always new experiences to be enjoyed
  • 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 there is plenty of opportunity for adventure

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.

Other 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

To be a successful Senior Nurse Practitioner in our team you will be:
  • Professionally registered as a Mental Health Nurse within NMC
  • Able to undertake project management, audit and service evaluation to develop the service, keeping in mind the wider system
  • Have experience of working in A&E
  • Have experience of providing supervision
  • Show evidence of CPD

You must be able to demonstrate a caring, compassionate and non-judgmental attitude, and show a commitment to making a difference when supporting young people and their families on their recovery journeys

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role.
  • Degree/diploma level supplemented by specialist qualification, training, experience, courses to masters level equivalent relevant to the care group
  • Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
Experience/Knowledge Essential
  • Extensive post qualifying experience in relevant service area
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Able to manage a caseload of patients with complex mental health needs
  • Comprehensive knowledge of interventions specific to service area
  • Awareness of Trust policies and service specification

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