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Community Mental Health Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Haywards Heath
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum / pro rata for part time
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a great opportunity for 1 full-time band 6 nurses to work in Intensive Support Element of the Dementia & Older People's Mental Health Team based in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. Intensive Support operates an 8am - 7pm shift pattern, with a 1-hr break, Monday to Fridays, and 9am - 5pm at weekends and bank holidays. There may be on occasions a need to change this shift pattern to 9-5pm ; 7 days a week at short notice to meet any changes that may occur in the service.

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.

You will be part of a highly-skilled and supportive multi-disciplinary team. You will receive regular managerial and clinical supervision. This is a challenging but rewarding work as we receive positive feedback from our service users and carers. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has recently achieved Outstanding from CQC for the care it provides.

The post holder will be expected to travel across the geographical areas Haywards Heath, Burgess hill and East Grinstead (Mid Sussex area) covered by the team, so the ability to travel to remote areas 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)

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

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;
  • NHS Pension contributions
  • Holiday allowance plus bank holidays
  • Flexible Working patterns
  • Child care vouchers
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • NHS Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme

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.

Job description 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 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 the maintenance and development of the Service
  • To regularly share and supervise students on practice placement, and junior staff as appropriate

You will need to be caring, compassionate and a good communicator, with a commitment to improving the lives of our service users through creative, evidence based practice. As a care co-ordinator, you will be responsible for working collaboratively with service users and their carers on your caseload to create care plans that meet their needs and maximise their independence.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information explore the attachments or contact:

Abigail Trimmer - Team Leader

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
  • Dementia Experience
  • 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 including specialist assessments
  • 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

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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